Issue 31

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Unesco inscribes 29 new World Heritage Sites

UNESCO inscribes 29 new World Heritage Sites: Meeting in Quebec in July 2008, the World Heritage Committee added 29 new sites to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, bringing the total number of sites that have been designated as having outstanding universal value since the World Heritage Site list was launched in 1976 to 878 properties. These […]

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Rimini revealed

Nadia Durrani reports on the site of the newly-opened Surgeon’s House in Rimini, north-east Italy

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Ostia

Romanist Neil Faulkner takes us on a tour of the Roman port of Ostia

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Review: The Temple Architecture of India

The Temple Architecture of India Adam Hardy Wiley, £45.00 Unlike Mughal art and architecture, Hindu sculpture and architecture were poorly received by scholars in colonial times, with notable exceptions such as E. B. Havell. They still occupy something of an art-historical ghetto. Writers sympathetic to them have suffered from the life-denying metaphysical preoccupations of the […]

The Empire and the Kingdom

Review: The Empire and the Kingdom

Publications with numerous glossy photographs showing the wonders and beauty of the world in which we live are, these days, ten a penny. However, for those interested in something visually compelling, but with a difference, then this title is highly recommended. The photographs reproduced in this book are, as the authors point out, entirely non-commercial […]

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Who was Hadrian?

Who was Hadrian? The British Museum’s latest block-buster considers the life of the enigmatic emperor

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