Minerva - March/April 2020
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Advances in Afghanistan Despite decades of conflict in Afghanistan, archaeological research and excavation continue. Warwick Ball and Norman Hammond bring us up-to-date with findings deepening our view of the country’s history. Hidden Treasures The famous Torlonia collection of antique sculpture, unseen for more than 50 years, goes on display to the public in Rome this spring. Dalu Jones tells the story of the masterpieces that will go on show – and the disputes that kept them hidden. Hadrian’s Wall Walking the 73 miles of the Wall is one of the must-do experiences for enthusiasts of Roman history. Matthew Symonds participated in the latest ‘Pilgrimage’ there, and shares the mysteries that still surround the Emperor’s mighty monument. The Draw of Rome Piranesi did not just settle for depicting the magnificent monuments of Rome, writes Lucia Marchini, he embellished them, creating his own fantastical visions of antiquity. Secrets of the Mummies Daniel Antoine talks to Richard Marranca about the discoveries he made by scanning mummies from the British Museum.
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