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Cycladic Head Sculpture
Image by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Getty Villa, Malibu)

Cycladic Head Sculpture

A marble head from a large Cycladic figure sculpture, 2600-2500 BCE. The head shows traces of pigment on the forehead - probably a diadem - and the nose and cheeks. (J.Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, USA).
The Beginnings of Historic Greece
Image by William R. Shepherd

The Beginnings of Historic Greece

The Beginnings of Historic Greece. 700 - 600 B.C.
Ruins of Archaic Thera
Image by Thomas Huston

Ruins of Archaic Thera

The ruins of Archaic Thera on Santorini, Greece.
The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean (Oxford Handbooks)
Book Review by Mark Cartwright

The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean (Oxford Handbooks)

At nearly a thousand pages this is a titan of a book covering 3000 to 1000BC. This period includes two of the Mediterranean's most influential civilizations - the Minoan and Mycenaean.  This volume is a compilation of more than sixty...
Dragonfly Song
Book Review by Wendy Orr

Dragonfly Song

Aissa, the first daughter of the Lady and the Chief, was born with a small extra thumb on each hand, and because she was not perfect, she was to be thrown off the cliff. Instead, the wise woman Kelya gave Aissa to another family who raised...
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Book Review by Natacha Massar and Valérie Montens

Masterpieces of the Cinquantenaire Museum

Founded in 1835, the Cinquantenaire Museum (French: Musée du Cinquantenaire; Dutch: Jubelparkmuseum) is the largest and most prestigious museum in Belgium. Aptly called "Belgium's Louvre," the Cinquantenaire Museum, located...
Swallow's Dance
Book Review by Orr, Wendy

Swallow's Dance

Author Wendy Orr (famous for Nim's Island, which has been turned into a motion picture) has created a captivating narrative aimed at young adults. The protagonist in Swallow's Dance is Leira, daughter of the high priestess...
Troy C. 1700-1250 BC (Fortress, 17)
Book Review by Mark Cartwright

Troy C. 1700-1250 BC (Fortress, 17)

Another fine Osprey book covering Troy from 1700 to 1250BC and including sections on Bronze Age chronology; the history of the archaeological excavations to the present day; the nine cities of Troy; mud-brick construction; fortifications...
The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World
Book Review by Cyprian Broodbank

The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World

This massive volume of 671 pages is described as a history of the Mediterranean from the beginning to the emergence of the classical world. It fills a necessary gap in the market as there has been little holistic exploration of how the societies...
Malta: Prehistory and Temples (Malta's Living Heritage)
Book Review by David H. Trump

Malta: Prehistory and Temples (Malta's Living Heritage)

How could a Neolithic society operating at a level that produced only slightly more than subsistence level support such complex architecture and art far in advance of that of the nearest and more distant cultures? This is the question...