ancient art

One of the most important private collections of antiquities, hidden away for decades, is being put on public display once again.
More recent cave painting discoveries, like a 2014 revelation of cave art in Indonesia, believed to be at least 36,000 years old, have altered our understanding of early humans altogether.

 

The Column of Trajan, attributed to the architect Apollodorus of Damascus, was completed in 113 A.D. and stands at 126 feet tall. Here is the history of this iconic Roman monument.

The richness of Etruscan artistry is currently on show in an exhibition at Museo Centrale Montemartini in Rome. The Colors of the Etruscans brings together a superb series of terracotta frescos and…

2500 years ago, China was fractured into competing aristocratic states vying for supreme control. Warfare hastened cultural exchange and ultimately gave rise to a unique visual language across the…

Classicist and British Museum trustee, Mary Beard discusses iconoclasm in Ancient Rome and what that can tell us about the current debates around removing statues in the modern public spaces.
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.