Monday, August 18, 2014

Article on Bactrian Gold, rediscovered in Kabul

Horde of Bactrian treasures, thought lost from Kabul Museum or destroyed by Taliban, turn out to have been hidden by museum curators years before the Taliban takeover. They were rediscovered intact in Kabul in 2004. Old article from National Geographic, but I need to save it.
"Lost" Treasures of Afghanistan

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Timewatch - The Mystery of the Headless Romans

Rehabilitating Nero?

National Geographic online story about Nero, the Domus Aurea, and a monument to the Emperor at modern Anzio (his birthplace). Rethinking Nero (Nat. Geo.)

There's a graphic feature along with the article with reconstructions of the area covered by the Domus Aurea, and some interior views of the palace (although I can't get the last of the set of images to work, the ones showing the Esquiline wing of the palace). Graphic reconstructions of Domus Aurea