Showing 3 results for the month of May, 2011.

May 10, 2011

UC Berkeley in California displays Parthenon Frieze casts

Posted at 1:27 pm in Elgin Marbles

UC Berkeley is displaying casts of the Parthenon Frieze in the lobby of the building that houses their Classics department. It is not the only American university in the USA to house casts from the Parthenon, as there is at least one other that I’m aware of that also has a set.


Ancient Greek history appears in plaster cast form at Cal
February 16, 2011 11:15 am by Tracey Taylor

You no longer need to travel to the British Museum in London, or to Athens, to see at least some of the creative wonders of the Parthenon.

Last weekend saw the installation on the UC Berkeley campus of a series of plaster cast panels of the Parthenon Frieze in the main lobby of Dwinelle Hall, which houses the university’s Classics department.
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More on the situation in Egypt

Posted at 1:09 pm in Similar cases

Further coverage of some of the problems affecting Egypt’s antiquities at present.

Sky news

Priceless Objects Stolen From Egypt Museum
3:44pm UK, Sunday February 13, 2011
Juliet Bagnall and Lorna Blount, Sky News Online

Looters appear to have made off with some of Egypt’s priceless antiquities during the anti-government protests of the past three weeks.

The minister in charge of antiquities has reported that 18 items are missing from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, including two gilded wooden statues of Tutankhamun.
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Trying to catch up

Posted at 12:59 pm in Similar cases

I’ve accumulated a massive backlog of articles that I need to add – but haven’t had the time available recently. I will try & get the site back up to date soon, but it will take a while to catch up completely.