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LONDON, British Museum: The exhibition “crossroads of the ancient world” about ancient Afghanistan is opening on 03 March 2011.
LONDON: British Museum. The landmark exhibition Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead has opened its doors in the British Museum in London. The ‘Book’ was not a single text but a compilation of spells designed to guide the deceased through the dangers of the underworld, ultimately ensuring eternal life.
The British Museum, London: James Allen, Brown University, explores their meaning and the relationship between the pyramids and the afterlife.
London: The British Museum. Peter Stothard, Editor of the Times Literary Supplement, talks with Mary Beard, University of Cambridge, about his latest book, an unusual and highly praised work which retraces the journey taken by Spartacus and his slave army as they fought their Roman enemies in 73–71 BC.
LONDON. The British Museum is hosting the exhibition Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World, featuring over 200 objects found in Afghanistan dating from between 2000 BC to the first century AD. The Exhibition is on display from 03 March to 03 July 2011 at the British Museum in London Bloomsbury.
A team led by Oxford University professor Christopher Ramsey has established a more accurate chronology of Dynastic Egypt than has ever been possible. The study was based on a radiocarbon analysis of plant remains from ancient Egypt. Surprisingly, the results largely confirm the previously established chronology from ancient sources.
Amsterdam: The Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam is hosting the exhibition The Immortal Alexander the Great, which will be on view from 18 September 2010 until 18 March 2011 in the Hermitage Amsterdam, with over 350 masterpieces, including the famous Gonzaga cameo from the State Museum the Hermitage in St Petersburg.
The website Livius.org has been awarded the 2010 Oikos Prize for popularizing Ancient History by the Dutch national research school of classicists. In his acceptance spech titled “Ancient History, Poor Information, and the Internet” the site owner, Jona Lendering explains why the quality standards of information about ancient history have fallen over the years, and what needs to be done to improve the situation.
London: The British Museum is hosting an exhibition about the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. The ‘Book’ was not a single text but a compilation of spells designed to guide the deceased through the dangers of the underworld, ultimately ensuring eternal life. The exhibition is on display from 04 November 2010 to 06 March 2011. Tickets are on sale now.