BookA report of the British Museum 1983 expedition to Ashmunein
Late Glacial Long Blade Sites in the Kennet Valley: Excavations and Fieldwork at Avington VI, Wawcott XII and Crown Acres10,000 years ago, late Ice Age and early post-glacial communities moved through the Kennet Valley to the Thames, following game and taking advantage of sheltered positions to make their camps. Favourable geological conditions in the neighbourhood of Newbury have preserved several of these camp sites in situ. One of these,...
BookThis publication is the culmination of a ten-year project carried out by the author to organise, research and catalogue a collection of over 17,000 objects from the 1930s British excavations at Lachish (Tell ed-Duweir), which was acquired in 1980 by the Department of the Ancient Near East, British Museum. Lachish...
BookIn 1868, Hoa Hakananai’a was ‘discovered’ on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Polynesia. Shipped to England on board HMS Topaze, it was presented by Queen Victoria to the British Museum. One of only ten statues known to have been carved in basalt, it fits the design canon of nearly 1,000 others,...
Van Tilburg, Jo Anne
BookIn 2003 the British Museum acquired the recently discovered Ringlemere gold cup, a rare example from the Early Bronze Age. This is the first proper catalogue of a small group of similar cups in exotic materials which are put into a broader period context. They have profound significance for understanding...
Needham, Stuart ; Parfitt, Keith ; Varndell, Gillian
BookA report of the British Museum's 1984 expedition to Ashmunein.
Spencer, Jeffrey ; Bailey, Donald M.
BookA study of the great portico at Hermopolis Magna, Upper Egypt.
Snape, Steven R. ; Bailey, Donald M.
BookA collection of 18 papers on early methods of conservation including conservation techniques used on the Herculaneum papyri, paper, iron and bronze, stone, a Roman floor mosaic, wall-paintings, pottery and porcelain, stained glass and Maori wood carvings.
BookThese papers were originally presented at a conference in 2006, celebrating the work of the renowned Etruscologist, Sybille Haynes, in the year of her 80th birthday. Dr Haynes’ work has done much to elucidate and de-mystify the Etruscans, and this volume seeks to further define the Etruscan character manifest in...
Haynes, Sybille ; Swaddling, Judith ; Perkins, Philip
BookThis publication is based on papers presented at an academic conference that followed the British Museum’s exhibition Hadrian: Empire and Conflict. It offers new research by sixteen international experts on one of the most important Roman emperors. Their essays cover a wide range of aspects of Hadrian’s reign, which continues...