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  • Best Time to be an Archaeologist!

    Sarah Parcak, space archaeologist. Technology doesn’t mean we aren’t digging in the dirt anymore—it’s just that we know better where to dig.  

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  • New infrared technique unveils hidden details in Renaissance paintings

    A  new technique has been developed that mitigates the traditional problem with using infrared on artwork–heat.  This light-based method, known as Thermal Quasi-Reflectography (TQR), generates much less heat while providing more detail than previous approaches. Established techniques called near-infrared spectroscopy and thermography use chunks of this …

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  • 3D tour of pyramids and monuments of Giza now available!

    The massive and wonderful Giza Archives project, a joint Harvard-MFA mission under the direction of Peter Der Manuelian, announced today that they have released an innovative 3D tour of the Giza plateau developed for the Harvard-MFA project by Dassault Systems. It’s an animated computer rendering of …

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  • Early written communication in Stone Age cave symbols

    Scholars from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, have revealed evidence that would push the birth of written communication substantially earlier than the current view. Visit the caves of Pech Merle, Font-de-Gaume and Rouffignac in southern France and you will witness some of the most breathtaking art our planet has to offer. …

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  • New imaging technology produces incredibly detailed digital records of artifacts

    Science Daily reports on a collaborative effort by scholars at the University of Southampton and the University of Oxford that has resulted in a new imaging technology.  The team revised a technology invented a few years ago at Hewlett Packard Research Laboratories and developed it …

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  • Happy New Year from Ancient Egypt

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    Enjoy this collection of ancient Egyptian images of rebirth, renewal, and regeneration!  All details are original photos from the tomb of Ramses VI (KV 9).

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  • Creepy images from our collective memory

    Check out this bunch of awesome and horrifying images found in art through the ages, collected on the Chicago Art blog.  Just the thing to get you into the Halloween mood!

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  • Eye candy: video for 70 Million

    An unusual and eye-catching music video based on art history set to the song 70 Million by Hold Your Horses.  Enjoy! 70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L’Ogre on Vimeo.

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  • Sesame Street does Tut

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    My toddler’s current favorite video…

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The Art of Counting is dedicated to the memory of Margery Meilleur, who first taught me to view history through the eyes of the images we create.