Priceless archaeological treasure surfaces after storm in Crete, Greece

A priceless archaeological treasure surfaced following the recent downpours that fell in Ierapetra, Crete.

According to, a marble sculpture of an ancient Roman noblewoman with a stunning hairstyle was found on 4 January by a young farmer, who handed it immediately to the Archaeological Service.

According to the first estimate of the archaeologist curator of… more »

Prof. Martha Nussbaum to deliver Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

World-renowned philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, will deliver the 2017 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities on May 1 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Her talk, “Powerlessness and the Politics of Blame,” will draw upon her years… more »

American Academy In Rome Appoints John Ochsendorf as 23rd Director

The American Academy in Rome announced today that John Ochsendorf, a preservation engineer, historian, and educator, has been selected as the 23rd Director of the Academy “The breadth of John’s experience makes him an ideal choice,” said AAR President and CEO Mark Robbins. “His rigorous intellect and administrative abilities will further the support of our… more »

Noble Marbles Lecture

Noble Marbles Lecture Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:30 – 8:30pm @Ackerman Hall,Michael C. Carlos Museum Although the Parthenon began its long existence as a classical temple to the Greek goddess Athena, it later served as a Christian church dedicated to Mary, and eventually as an Islamic mosque. How a pagan temple could be adapted to meet… more »