Ancient Greece

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Antiquities

Sotheby’s cannot sue Greece over bronze horse, US court rules

The country's government had questioned the provenance of the artefact, forcing it to be pulled from a 2018 sale

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British Museum

The Big Review: Troy at the British Museum

With an impressive range of objects, this show evokes the eternal power of the greatest stories ever told

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Exhibitions

Troy meets world: London show reconciles myth and reality of ancient city

British Museum exhibition will display work inspired by epic stories alongside artefacts from 19th-century archaeological excavations

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UK politics

'A democratic vote swayed by lies is not democracy'—Mary Beard on what antiquity can teach us about political spin

The recipient of the 2019 J. Paul Getty Medal discusses how understanding Cicero can help decipher the rise of populism

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Heritage

Exhibition of Gormley’s figures repopulates a Greek island’s ancient ruins

Life-size "bodyforms" are positioned amid ancient grottoes, agoras and sculptures

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Grimani

Grimani antiquities collection comes home to Venice palazzo after four centuries

Cardinal Grimani’s classical Greek and Roman sculptures—given to the Venetian Republic in 1587—will be reassembled in theatrical palace gallery

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Antiquities & Archaeology

The Met’s antiquated views of antiquities need updating

The new Greek and Roman curator at New York’s Metropolitan Museum should rejuvenate its displays with honest, better stories

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In the frame

Is Greece's 'modern-day Odyssey' finally over?

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Books

Potty about pictures: ancient Athenian vases are an important historical resource—but this book fails to deliver

Large gaps in the material and a lack of thorough explanation make this volume less useful than it could be

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Conservation & Preservation

Pharmaceutical company pledges to restore beauty at the Hermitage

The Hungarian firm Gedeon Richter to fund three-year project to restore works from the Russian museum that relate to the concept of female beauty

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Art market

Sotheby's sues Greece over its claim to ancient bronze horse

A case of man bites dog: auction house turns the tables on Greek government after it was forced to withdraw the figure from New York sale in May

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Exhibitions

Rodin’s debt to Parthenon sculptures explored in British Museum exhibition

Eighty marble, bronze and plaster works by French artist are put in dialogue with ancient Greek art

News

Antiquity gets a fresh twist at revamped Getty Villa

New displays draw out connections between Graeco-Roman world and ancient Middle East

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Museums

The Riace bronze warriors back on their feet at last

The bronzes were seen by around 17,000 people in the first fortnight after they went back on display

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Antiquities & Archaeology

An exploration of the impact of archaeology on modernism: Knossos in myth and interpretation

The Concrete Labyrinth

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Unesco

Will the success of the Acropolis Museum change the Elgin Marbles debate?

Unesco intergovernmental committee is now seeking “a mutually satisfactory resolution to the issue”

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Restitution

Turkey claims stele in British Museum

Despite a lack of evidence suggesting that the basalt stele was excavated illegally, the Turkish government are making a bid to regain the artefact

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Exhibitions

Tanagra: myth and archaeology

New exhibition at the Louvre, Paris.

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Publications

Scholarly discussion on the Parthenon frieze, Athenian archaeology, and funerary sculpture

Attic attitudes

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Ancient Greece

New evidence shows painted Greek pottery would have been found in Poundland rather than at Plato's dinner table

Greek vases were incredibly cheap at the time, despite taking pride of place in our museums