An unusual Regency period tea caddy caught my eye in Sydney in 2011, its shape and decoration revealing the interest which abounded in ancient Egypt at the time
Galleries 133 and 134 at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York, re-open on July 1 with a re-installed and much enhanced display expanding knowledge of Ptolemaic art
Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom the exhibition opening October 12 at The Met in New York showcasing sculptures and delicate examples of jewellery
Professor O’Connor and Professor Wallace-Hadrill have spent a great deal of time excavating and conserving sites that continue to yield spectacular discoveries
Photographer Francis Bedford captured both culture and time in 1862 while traveling with Edward Prince of Wales to the near East from Cairo to Constantinople
What is the test of a great portrait – is it about the power of the artist to enter the sitter’s emotions and convey their feelings so we might experience empathy?
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, or new library of Alexandria was inspired by the enormous repository of knowledge lost when the ancient library caught on fire during a battle with Roman General Julius Caesar and burned to the ground. This all-new library of Alexandria opened its physical doors to the world in 2002. Since then it has become an important focal point for the sharing of knowledge as a practical means of aiding an understanding between world cultures.