Welcome to Clio Ancient Art’s Links
Page, a diverse selection of web links that visitors to the site may find useful in researching their own purchases of antiquities
and generally expanding their knowledge of antiquities, ancient art and ancient history.
GENERAL ANTIQUITIES, ANCIENT ART & ANCIENT HISTORY RESOURCES
The site has been updated. It is now much easier to use and includes half a million objects, ranging from Neolithic
to post-Medieval antiquities. Especially helpful in the database section is the use of “controlled vocabulary”
that assists visitors in utilizing the correct search terms to find the types of objects of interest to them. The U.K.'s Portable
Antiquities Scheme offers the most rational solution to issues of national patrimony and the antiquities trade.
Mediterranean Archaeology Resources online. Despite one annoying pop-up and a number of dead links, a great resource,
featuring journals, links to other online resources, schools, institutes, etc. One could spend hours trolling the many ancient
art. archaeology and antiquities related resources.
This includes a broad range of archaeological research resources, publications, websites, etc. worldwide but with plenty
of Classical, Near Eastern and Egyptian links. Potentially very useful.
Map of the Roman Empire
Perhaps best known in the U.S. for having written and presented a number of documentaries for television including Helen
of Troy, which was widely shown on Public TV, Bettany Hughes lectures throughout the world and has been awarded a Research
Fellowship at King's London, was invited to re-open the new Ashmolean Museum, Oxford after its 61 million pound re-design,
and was given a Special Award for Services to Hellenic Culture and Heritage by the Greek state. Her website is a great resource
for those with an interest in classical archaeology, art and history.
A complete photographic plan of ancient Pompeii as it is today
A fascinating site following the cleaning,
conservation and study of what has proven to be the most spectacular archaeological discovery in England in many years. Pages
dealing with the discovery of the hoard, its historical context, and materials used, as well excellent photo galleries, help
bring this mysterious find more clearly into focus.
website focuses on stone circles, dolmens, ancient standing stones, cairns, barrows, hillforts and the archaeology of Megalithic
Europe. It features news items, tour information, its own excellent links section, discussion forums and thousands of photographs
from hundreds of sites. Well designed, easy to use, and a goldmine of useful information.
Website of Dr.
Mark Lehner and the Giza Plateau Mappting project. Originally intended to "create a high precision map of the natural
and cultural features at Giza to better understand the social and economic forces the supported pyramid construction"
the site now includes multiple projects on the Plateau, access to publication, a blog, information on how to support these
long term efforts and much more. Easy to use and very appealing for anyone who has visited or plans to visit the Pyramids
and Sphinx at Giza.
ONLINE ANTIQUITIES COLLECTIONS & MUSEUM DATABASES OF ANTIQUITIES
The British Museum. Very useful tool for searching images and text relating to ancient art, from the most mundane to
the most magnificent antiquities. Generally good quality images and detailed text, including provenance.
The Petrie Museum of Egyptology at University College, London. First rate search tool of the museum’s extensive
selection of Egyptian antiquities, ranging from Neolithic to early Islamic. Images are good quality, although
provenance is sometimes lacking.
The Dutch National Museum
of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) searchable database. This gives access to 40,000 Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan
and other antiquities. Available in English.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Good search tool for their extensive collections, especially Greek and Roman antiquities.
Good images and text although search tool can be awkward to use.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Another good search tool, with many examples of Greek ceramics and Roman glass in
their collections. The antiquities images are high quality though the text is often limited.
The Corning Museum of Glass. This link takes you directly to their collections search page. Simply enter a term,
such as "Roman Glass" or "Core Formed Glass" and you will have access to a vast collection of ancient
glass from all periods and in all styles and techniques.
Opened in 2010, the Mougins Museum of Classical Art houses a large and diverse collection of antiquities, including
Roman, Greek and Egyptian sculpture, vases, coins, and jewellery, and the world’s largest private collection of ancient
arms and armour. These are interspersed with a hundred classically-inspired paintings, drawings, and sculptures by artists
such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dufy, Cézanne, Rodin, Dali, Andy Warhol, Marc Quinn, Antony Gormley, and Damien
Hirst. A unique concept and well worth a visit in person or on-line.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, Atlanta. Through judicious buying, they have built one of the finest collections
of ancient art, particularly Egyptian antiquities, in North America over the past several years. Both their search tool and
collections links provide useful information.
ANCIENT COIN RESOURCES
For those interested in ancient numismatics, I highly recommend this site. It is a non-commercial reference, attribution
and valuation site for ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins. Very useful and easy to use.
a non-profit organization committed to promoting free and independent collecting of coins from antiquity.
Fostering an environment in which the general public can confidently and legally acquire any numismatic item of historical
interest regardless of date or place of origin.
ANTIQUITIES TRADE ASSOCIATIONS & RELATED RESOURCES
Association of International Antiquities Dealers (AIAD), a not-for-profit international association of antiquities dealers,
ancient art dealers, numismatic dealers and other interested individuals who are keen to promote the positive aspects of artifact
ownership. The organization aims to promote responsible antiquities dealing and to provide a support network and means of
exchanging relevant information about fakes, forgeries, fraudulent misrepresentation and stolen goods with a view to identifying
such items offered for sale and notifying the appropriate authorities. AIAD promotes responsible antiquities trading which
necessarily includes meeting all legal requirements concerning reporting and documentation. Clio Ancient Art & Antiquities
is a member of AIAD.
Ancientartifakes is a highly recommended online forum and photo gallery that addresses the problem of low end and questionable
dealers in faked, modified and fraudulent antiquities, especially on sites like E-Bay. Signing up is easy and there are active
ongoing discussions surrounding these issues, along with a photo gallery of known fakes. An excellent resource both for beginning
collectors and for those concerned professionally with this issue.
International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art
PRINT & ONLINE ANTIQUITIES AND ARCHAEOLOGY
MINERVA The International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology
Ancient Egypt Magazine
Popular Archaeology Magazine
Past Horizons. Many excellent resources, including an frequently updates news section focused on
recent research and discoverties worldwide.
The Archaeology Newsd Network - a non-profit daily updated online newspaper featuring all the
latest stories and headlines relating primarily to archaeology.
CLIO'S OWN RESOURCES: Blog pages, groups and social networking sites we manage
The Chris M. Maupin Irrevocable Trust for Ancient
Art "Facebook" page. Still a work in progress this page documents the online collections of the Trust, administered
by Clio Ancient Art & Antiquities owner Chris M. Maupin, including antiquities donated by the Trust to Art
Museums and University Collections in the US.