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Crowds photographing the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, Paris

Three Famous French-ish Mothers in Art History

If you scrolled through social media over the weekend, you can’t have missed that last Sunday was Mother’s Day. Or at least, over in the US (and most other countries) it was (here in the UK we celebrate… Read More

Nike of Samothrace, statue at the Louvre

Introducing Nike: Greek Goddess of Victory

In Ancient Greek mythology, Nike was the Goddess who personified Victory.  Personifications weren’t rare in Greek religion. For example, Arete was the Goddess of excellence and virtue, and Aeltheia was the spirit of truth. Sister of Kratos (Stregth),… Read More

Plague in an Ancient City

The Plague of Athens: Lessons from Ancient Greece

Ever heard of the terrible 5th century Plague of Athens? Over 2400 years later we’re living though another dreadful health crisis. How did the Greeks handle theirs? And is coronavirus comparable to the many illnesses that have hit… Read More

How Parthenon architecture uses mythology as propaganda

The Parthenon, one of the most famous architectural complexes of all times, is a striking example of how the ancient Greeks took inspiration from their classical mythology to make sense of the real world.

Love Hunt: Cupid – Beauty and the Beast.

Our final Love Hunt Blog before Valentine’s Day is all about its chubby little mascot: Cupid. Check out the whole series here, here and here! However our little cherub has a much more storied past, before he was… Read More

Love Hunt: The Ain Sakhri Lovers

Love Hunt: The Ain Sakhri Lovers Today for our third Love Hunt blog we have a very special object. The oldest and most mysterious object on our Love Hunt: The Ain Sakhri Lovers. Possibly the oldest porn in… Read More

Love Hunt: The Wedding of Thetis and Peleus

Thetis and Peleus – Wedding of the Ages  Welcome to our second Love Hunt blog (see the first here). Read up on the sauciest stories from antiquity and get yourselves some bonus points! Welcome to the tale of… Read More

SEKHMET THE DESTROYER

SEKHMET THE DESTROYER   Sekhmet was a fierce warrior goddess, protector of the pharaohs and daughter of the sun god Ra. She was the goddess of destruction and purging, and was worshipped in Memphis as ‘the destroyer’. Her name means,… Read More

SQUABBLING EGYPTIAN GODS, Part 2

OR; HOW TO DEFINITELY LOSE A BOAT RACE See Part 1 of our Egyptian Gods series here!Just a heads up: some of the things in bold might be the answers to bonus questions on your hunt!   Isis gave birth to… Read More

SQUABBLING EGYPTIAN GODS, Part 1

Or, How Not to Treat your Siblings! Just a heads up: some of the things in bold might be a handy hint for your next treasure hunt!   Geb, the sky god and Nut, the earth goddess had four… Read More

THATKid Tuesday: French Flag & Marianne!

THATKid Tuesday is a monthly dose of Art History for kids, posted on the first Tuesday of each month. In this series, we’ll be blogging about different terms from the THATKid glossary we’ve created to help kids understand… Read More

The Basanite Babe

Livia Drusilla, first Empress of Rome, was indisputably the most powerful woman in the Julio-Claudian Roman Empire. All Julio-Claudian emperors were her direct descendants, despite having a childless marriage to the 1st Emperor of Rome, Augustus (formerly Octavian… Read More