On 16 September 1620, 102 passengers and 30 crew aboard the Mayflower sailed from the port of Plymouth, Devon, bound for the ‘New World’. There they would secure their place in US history as the ‘Pilgrims’, the Puritan founders of only the second successful English settlement in America. Four hundred years on, their world-changing voyage to present-day Massachusetts has become part of America’s foundation myth – so it is appropriate that it is now the subject of a major exhibition being staged as the centrepiece of the opening programme at The Box, Plymouth’s new, £46m museum and cultural hub.
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ROMAN DISCOVERIES AT ANCIENT AUGUSTODUNUM
More than 230 graves have been uncovered at a necropolis in the French city of Autun, revealing a diverse mix in burial practices over a period of nearly 200 years, as well as luxury grave goods from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD that highlight the wealth of some of its ancient inhabitants.
SHAPING THE WORLD: SCULPTURE FROM PREHISTORY TO NOW
The sculptor Antony Gormley and the art historian and critic Martin Gayford have been talking about sculpture with each other for 20 years.
Amelia Edwards (1831-1892)
“I am essentially a worker, and a hard worker, and this I have been since my early girlhood.”
THE GREAT BEYOND
The ancient Greeks thought much about the dead – how their remains should be disposed of, how their spirits might be summoned, how malignant they could be if unavenged. Classicist David Stuttard brings us face to face with the Greek dead.
INTO THE VALLEY OF THE QUEENS
The Great Royal Wife of Ramesses II, Nefertari, was buried in one of the most spectacular tombs of Egypt’s Valley of the Queens. Well-educated and well-travelled, Nefertari played a crucial part in the political life of the pharaoh, and her importance was reflected through her magnificently decorated tomb. Lucia Marchini speaks to Jennifer Casler Price to find out more.
DEIR EL-BAHRI, 1894
Tensions were already high among the archaeologists, surveyors, and artists of the Archaeological Survey of Egypt in 1891 when an eventful dispute arose on Christmas Eve.
When the Etruscans expanded to the south and the vast plains of Campania, they found a land of cultural connections and confrontations, as luxurious grave goods found across the region reveal. An exhibition at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples sheds light on these ancient Italians at the frontier. Paolo Giulierini, director of the museum, is our guide.
CUZCO 'CENTRE AND HEAD OF ALL THE LAND'
Cuzco was the heart of the vast Inca empire, but all changed in the 16th century when the capital was conquered by Spanish invaders. Michael J Schreffler investigates the Inca city, and how it went from the centre of one empire to the periphery of another.
A STUDY IN PURPLE
A tiny speck of purple paint from the 2nd century AD may yield clues to how ancient artists created the extraordinary portrait panels that accompanied mummified bodies into the afterlife.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX? PLYMOUTH'S NEW MUSEUM OPENS
stories from the world of archaeology, art, and museums
INTERNET FUNDING RULE COULD FAVOR RURAL AREAS OVER CITIES
Cities and urban counties across the U.S. are raising concerns that a recent rule from President Joe Biden’s administration could preclude them from tapping into $350 billion of coronavirus relief aid to expand high-speed internet connections.
BLOWERS, MOWERS AND MORE: AMERICAN YARDS QUIETLY GO ELECTRIC
For Jared Anderman, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, switching from gasoline-powered tools to electric ones for lawn care was a no-brainer.
RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERSHIP IS A LIE
How to convince Americans that firearms won’t make them safer
PLAN Z FOR IMMIGRATION
“A moral failing and a national shame.”
WHEN TO STOP Parenting
DR. ICHAK ADIZES explores some aspects of parenting, in particular when to let go of the role, and how to develop mutual trust and respect between parents and children. He also extrapolates his ideas to succession planning in organizations, so as to enable growth and continuous improvement.
Was ‘Chaos-istan' Inevitable?
How Biden's influence during the Obama administration had long-lasting effects
El ataque terrorista que cambió el mundo
Este mes se cumplen 20 años del mayor atentado terrorista en la historia de Estados Unidos, que sacudió por completo la idea de seguridad global.
Mistakes Were Made: 9/11 At 20
We should also acknowledge that a pervasive question after 9/11—“Why do they hate us?”—was the wrong question.
Compositions from across the globe feature major design principles that captivate viewers and communicate inspirations.
Ashton Robinson Cook - Meteorologist
Ashton Robinson Cook always knows when a tornado, hurricane, or winter storm is coming. It’s his job to know. As a meteorologist, he analyzes weather data to figure out where and when storms are likely to hit. Typical weather forecasting tools can look only up to a week ahead. But Cook has developed software called WeatherDeep that can make predictions up to two months in advance. Cook was the first African American man to earn a PhD in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma and also earned the 2017 American Association of State Climatologists (AASC) Dissertation Award for his research on tornadoes.