ancient art

In 2013 The British Museum broadcast live from its blockbuster exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. This 90 minute broadcast presented by Bettany Hughes and Peter Snow includes…
Join a Met curator to explore artworks in The Met collection that relate to healing and magic in ancient Egypt.
Forget the "idle" pyramids of Egypt and the "useless" temples of Greece, the aqueducts of ancient Rome are the "most marvelous structures in the whole world." So claimed Roman writers in the 1st…
You know Michelangelo had incredible skill, but did you know how dangerous the painting technique he used was?
In 9th century Iraq, potters who could master the lustre technique were considered alchemists - people who could turn dull clay into something almost gold. The British Museum teamed up with…

The story of Buddhist art in China is the story of the nation itself. Though the religion…

The ancient world was actually really colorful. Learn the history behind how we came to think of ancient statues as being white.
Archeologist's recent discovery of ancient cave paintings may change everything we know about human’s relationship to art.