Antiquities

A priceless cuneiform tablet owned by Hobby Lobby is one step closer to being returned to its native country this week.
In North Africa and the Middle East, looters of ancient sites are taking advantage of distracted authorities to nab more historical treasures.
Works of art have long been identified, and sometimes even romanticized, as ideal ways for racketeers to launder money.
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…
A new exhibition at the British Museum explores how the epic has been reshaped and reinterpreted over three millennia.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts spent years building relationships with Chinese institutions to land their coveted Terracotta Army exhibition
It’s the kind of discovery that those who haunt museums and libraries dream of: a long-forgotten or over-looked object reveals itself to be something more valuable and meaningful than previously…

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