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 […]
The discovery of large grain silos alters our understanding of life in Ancient Egypt
Romanist Neil Faulkner takes us on a tour of the Roman port of Ostia
Nadia Durrani reports on the site of the newly-opened Surgeon’s House in Rimini, north-east Italy
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 […]
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 […]
Who was Hadrian? The British Museum’s latest block-buster considers the life of the enigmatic emperor
Snapshot of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their relevance to world history.