Tag: Remains

Remains of 2,600-Year-Old City Wall Discovered in Jerusalem – ARTnews.com

Archaeologists have uncovered a missing section of Jerusalem’s original Iron Age fortifications that were built at least 2,700 years ago. Most of the wall would have been destroyed during a Babylonian invasion in 586 B.C.E., according to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), which announced the discovery this week. A wall segment on the eastern slope of the City of David National Park, dating to ...

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Art Shipping in the Age of COVID Is More Expensive and Complicated Than Ever—and a Return to ‘Normal’ Remains Very Far Away

Earlier this year, when Miami-based art advisor Karen Boyer bought a painting for a client, the established London gallery she got it from confidently gave her a rough estimate of what it would cost to get the work across the Atlantic. So imagine her shock when the shipper sent a figure that was a full 50 percent higher. Boyer’s experience isn’t unique. Even as the ...

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Remains of Two Discovered at Pompeii, Yielding New Insights – ARTnews.com

Two newly unearthed victims of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius have offered fresh insights into the ancient disaster. The skeletal remains of what archeologists tentatively believe were a rich Pompeian landowner and his young male slave were discovered during excavation of a villa on the outskirts of ancient Pompeii, Italy. The two, frozen in time while likely attempting to escape the eruption, was called ...

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