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  • Dorina Moullou

    A particular type of ancient Greek vessel has a distinctive inward and downturned rim that forms an interior hollow ring.

  • Jessica L. Lamont

    This article publishes a cast-lead figurine from the early fourth century BCE, excavated in a tile grave on the Cycladic island of Paros. The figurine was pierced with seven iron nails, the arms were bound behind the back, and a lead collar shackled the neck. Inscriptions on the body in the epichoric Parian alphabet suggest that the object was produced locally.

  • Nathan T. Elkins

    The significance of Libertas, the personification of the concept of libertas (liberty), on the Roman imperial coinage is typically interpreted as a retort to a maligned predecessor and as communicating a more constitutional mode of governance that includes cooperation with the senate (libertas senatoria).

  • Marek A. Woźniak, Steven E. Sidebotham, Marta Osypińska, Alfredo Carannante, Joanna K. Rądkowska
    Available as Open Access

    Excavations at Berenike (Trogodytika) on the Red Sea coast of Egypt provide a foundation date in the third quarter of the third century BCE, which corroborates Pliny the Elder’s (HN 6.33.168) claim that Ptolemy II Philadelphus (ca. 285/2–246 BCE) established the port. Named after Philadelphus’ mother, Berenike is the only archaeologically attested Hellenistic-era Red Sea emporium.

  • Justin Leidwanger, Elizabeth S. Greene, Andrew Donnelly
    Available as Open Access

    Between 2013 and 2019, collaborative survey and excavation were carried out on the sixth-century CE shipwreck at Marzamemi, in southeast Sicily, originally explored by Gerhard Kapitän in the 1960s. The vessel sank while carrying a primary cargo of nearly 100 tons of extensively prefabricated architectural materials, at least some intended for a church.

  • Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis
    Available as Open Access
    Includes Open Access Supplementary Content

    In 2020, the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrated its 150th anniversary with the exhibition Making The Met, 1870–2020, which explored the museum’s history through 11 episodic stories. The exhibition tells the history of the museum through its collecting practices and articulates a future for The Met as a universal museum. Archaeology, as well as classical and Egyptian antiquities, feature prominently in several of the exhibition galleries.

Museum Exhibition Listings

5/3/21

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