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The easy pleasure of Egyptian Art

28th March 2023

Forget the NFTs and the immersive experiences, let’s go back to basics. First there were cave paintings, simple handprints and animal depictions. Then rock carvings like those in Egypt’s Western Desert. The global warming that ended the last ice age pushed the prehistoric peoples out of the once verdant Sahara and settled them in the ...

Retelling ancient myth in modern times

22nd February 2021

The Emperor has never looked so good. From literary retellings to stage adaptations, from art and cinema to poetry and metaphor; the one collection of stories to which the western tradition is perhaps most indebted is Greek mythology. Stories of gods and heroes told millennia ago still echo strongly in the popular culture of today. ...