What do you do on a quiet Friday night? You go and see historian Dan Snow at the British Museum talk about the Scythians. This Friday Night Late, provided insight into the magnificent, long lost ancient culture that roamed the Steppes over 2,500 years ago. Snow asked Scythians curator, St John Simpson the questions everyone had on their minds: who exactly were these people? How did they live in this harsh, unforgiving environment? why did they disappear, and how were they rediscovered?
The British Museum’s Egypt: Faith After the Pharaohs launched a little over two weeks ago and received resounding critical acclaim. Curator Elizabeth O’Connell discussed some of the important themes and pieces selected for the exhibit in her recent talk, Curator’s Introduction to Egypt: Faith and the Pharaohs.
The British Museum’s latest exhibit, Faith After the Pharaohs, presents an intimate look at how religion, policy and daily practice intermingled and survived in post-pharaonic Egypt.
My review of the British Museum’s – Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art which explores daily life, gender, sexuality, athleticism, heroism, and the social and political ideologies the Greeks espoused through their views on the human form.