William Sterling

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Ancient Games at the British Museum

The Modern Olympics have been held every 4 years since 1896 except during war or delayed for the pandemic.  The Ancient Olympics were held for over a thousand years and were only once delayed through the whim of the Emperor Nero. Objects from the games at Athens illustrate these games and how they differed from… Read more »

This tag: Ancient Greece

Gods and Heroes: The Influence of the Classical World on Art in the C17th and C18th

Ever since the Renaissance artists in Western Europe had been discovering the beauty and majesty of statues and other works of art from the worlds of Ancient Greece and Rome. In the late 17th century this meant kings and military figures would often be portrayed in Roman military costume or as Mars the god of… Read more »

This tag: Ancient Greece

Seven Wonders Of The World

The Seven Wonders fascinate us, but what were they and why were they wonders? Using art, literature and archaeology we’ll explore possible answers. The famous seven wonders of the ancient world: the Pyramids, the Alexandrian Lighthouse, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Colossus… Read more »