3-D Printing Might Recreate the Elgin Marbles of Greece

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Bust From the Met Museum, Said to Be Looted, Is Returned to Libya

Investigators said the sculpture, a depiction of a veiled woman, had been stolen decades ago from a temple at Cyrene, which was once part of ancient Greece.

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New Research Tracks Ancient Artifacts Looted by the Nazis

Scholars are increasingly focusing attention on the seizure and excavation of antiquities from Greece and other countries by German forces during World War II.

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Building a Hub for New Art in Athens ‘Under the Shadow of the Acropolis’

Many associate culture in Athens with ruins and ancient artifacts. But the Greek government and several big philanthropic foundations want to put the city on the international contemporary art map.

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Searching for Plato With My 7-Year-Old

In Athens with his daughter, Thomas Chatterton Williams could finally pay homage in person to the classical education his own father gave him.

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The Immortal Myth of the Unicorn

Over centuries, the legendary creature has become woven into the cultural imagination — and still fascinates as a symbol of the untamed.

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What is the Lindy Effect?

A technology lawyer named Paul Skallas argues we should be gleaning more wisdom from antiquity.

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Kicking Homer to the Curb: The American Scholar Who Upended the Classics

Robert Kanigel’s new biography relates the curious life and death of Prof. Milman Parry.

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Howard Students Protest Cut of Classics Department, Hub for Black Scholarship

Howard University’s board of trustees approved the decision to scrap the program, the only such department at a historically Black university.

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From the Rubble of Atlases, a Colossus Will Rise

Thirty-eight great statues of Atlas, all now ruined, once decorated the ancient Greek Temple of Olympic Zeus. Archaeologists have a novel plan for the remains.

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How Three Artists Are Exploring Mythology and Race

In re-examining historical narratives and classical stories, these artists are creating images that speak on multiple levels to the experiences of being Black and female.

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Dream of Historic Feasts

With the help of the 92nd Street Y, the historian Francine Segan will recount feasts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, along with Victorian England, recipes included.

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Looking at Epic Poetry Through 21st-Century Eyes

New translations of the “Aeneid,” “Beowulf” and other ancient stories challenge some of our modern-day ideas.

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Five Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now

Get up close to the finest mosaics in Western Europe, 19th-century busts (an earlier form of self-promotion), the archaeology of Turkey, the Met’s conservation projects and stately European homes.

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The Elites Were Living High. Then Came the Fall.

Modern cities can learn from the fate of the collapsed civilizations at Ugarit and Mycenae.

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What Happened to the Original 1 Percent?

Modern cities can learn from the fate of the collapsed civilizations at Ugarit and Mycenae.

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