Getty Villa Reinstallation Provides New Perspective on Antiquities

Getty Villa Reinstallation Provides New Perspective on Antiquities

The stunning Getty Villa is reopening April 18, 2018, after a complete reinstallation and reorganization to offer a new perspective on its antiquities collection. The Getty Villa, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, houses the J. Paul Getty Museum’s vast wealth of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, which comprises about 44,000 objects. Nearly every piece in the museum was […]

Palmyra Loss by ISIL Is Also a Loss to Itself

Palmyra Loss by ISIL Is Also a Loss to Itself

The loss of Palmyra by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is also an ultimate loss for Palmyra itself. The historic city in Syria has recently been reclaimed by forces loyal to President Bashar Hafez al-Assad. The recapture of Palmyra by Syrian government forces on March 26, 2016, was a key victory over […]