It's amazing what you'll find when you count art!

Can art and statistics get along?

Check out this introductory video about the Art of Counting project. Learn how we combine art historical research and statistics to better understand our shared visual history.

The Red Looped Sash

New research on an enigmatic element of royal regalia.

Read More

Every detail matters

Correlation

Guess what? You already understand it.

Read More

Gorgeous colors & resplendent details are a gift from the past not to be wasted.

Ground-breaking research

Download the PhD dissertation, Excel spreadsheets of raw data and more!

Read More

Hacking the Ankh

What does this ubiquitous Egyptian symbol really mean?

Read More

Uncovering patterns hidden in plain sight

Factor analysis and art history

How does it work and what can it reveal?

Read More

You put your botany in my Egyptology!

Ancient Egypt's lappet wig

Examination of pharaoh's most democratic headgear.

Read More

Every piece is important to solving the puzzle!

Tacky Tourists

Read More

Hacking the Atef crown

A brief discussion of this elaborate crown at Medinet Habu.

Read More

Not just pretty pictures...

though we do have a lot of pretty pictures.

Directed vs. Data-driven research

Read More

Cluster analysis & art history

It's not as scary as it looks!

Read More

Hacking the king's sandals

In-depth discussion on the symbolism of pharaoh's footwear.

Read More

  • Return of the Tacky Tourists, and They’re Breeding Fast

    0

    In the wake of the Jasmine Revolution and the uncertainty that has loomed over Egypt for the last many months, it seemed appropriate to temporarily suspend our popular Tacky Tourist series.  However, even in this period when Egypt is experiencing a disastrous lull in tourism, …

    Share Button
    Read More
  • New imaging technology produces incredibly detailed digital records of artifacts

    0

    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 …

    Share Button
    Read More
  • Is Zahi Hawass giving up his job?

    1

    UPDATE: AP has now released confirmation of Hawass’s resignation in their report on the cabinet reshuffle.  Another AP article, out of Cairo, specifically states now that Zahi was “fired.” Any news related to Zahi Hawass will be emotionally charged, as he is a lightning rod for …

    Share Button
    Read More
  • 3-D recording of Egyptian monuments being performed by University of California specialists

    0

    Science Daily reports on the work of Thomas DeFanti, a research scientist and data visualization expert at the University of California, San Diego. DeFanti is currently engaged in capturing 3-D images of many of Luxor’s ancient monuments utilizing awesome new photographic process.

    Share Button
    Read More
  • Seriously, did Zahi Hawass just spank Sarah Parcak?

    15

    Zahi Hawass has responded to yesterday’s announcement, made through the BBC, that Sarah Parcak and the University of Alabama at Birmingham has revealed thousands of new sites in Egypt, including 17 ‘lost’ pyramids.

    Share Button
    Read More
  • Move over, Indy! Dr. Parcak and modern technologies reveal thousands of ‘lost’ sites

    1

    Sarah Parcak, an Egyptologist at the University of Birmingham, has been using infra-red and satellite imagery for many years to map Egypt.  As discussed by the BBC, Dr. Parcak has also used these technologies to reveal a large number of archaeological sites, including many pyramids!

    Share Button
    Read More
  • Zahi Hawass announces removal of cemetery built on antiquities land during Jasmine Revolution

    0

    UPDATE: Zahi Hawass reports that a coordinated effort between the SCA, local police, and the Army has removed illegal constructions built atop 22 ancient sites in the Luxor West Bank. Zahi Hawass today announced on his blog the removal of a modern cemetery illegally erected …

    Share Button
    Read More
  • The Art of Counting’s premier statistical guru weighs in on Factor Analysis

    0

    Our amazing statistical partner, Lili Garrard, is a Senior Analyst at the University of Kansas School of Nursing.  She has been involved with the Art of Counting project for more than four years now and has performed a wide array of analyses on the data …

    Share Button
    Read More
  • Zahi Hawass speaks out on the legal case against him

    0

    UPDATE:  Dr. Hawass reports on his blog that the legal case has been appealed. Dr. Hawass has posted a response on his blog to the legal case against him. He refutes the charges and states: I have every confidence that this matter will be cleared …

    Share Button
    Read More
  • Zahi Hawass sentenced to one year in jail

    0

    Zahi Hawass has been sentenced to one year in jail and “must be relieved of his government duties”. At the moment, it is somewhat difficult to determine precisely what “land dispute” the article is referring to, but it is probably linked with an ongoing issue …

    Share Button
    Read More
Page 9 of 16« First...«7891011»...Last »

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.