Update: Recent archaeology and antiquities related news

Below please find a selection of news items from the past few weeks dealing with archaeological discoveries and research, antiquities and ancient art that we felt to be of special interest. All links will open in a new tab or window. Enjoy –

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British Museum, Greek Antiquities

Defining Beauty Exhibition at the British Museum

Our modern idea of the perfect body is largely unchanged from that of the Ancient Greeks. A new exhibition at the British Museum shows how little has changed in 2,500 years.The BBC examines this exhibition here (link opens in a new tab or window) – http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150605-is-this-the-ideal-body

Link directly to the exhibition on the British Museum website (link opens in a new tab or window) – http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/defining_beauty.aspx

VIDEO – “Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth, Art and History”

Adrienne Mayor, Research Scholar, Stanford University Classics Department, reveals surprising details and new insights about the lives of flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes who were mythologized as Amazons: http://youtu.be/dD58YEj71Ow