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Congratulations!

We have a winner! Yanis Diaz from Cottbus has won the lottery for the book “Cities that shaped the ancient World”! We wish you a lot of fun with your new book! Photo: © Yanis Diaz

Competition: Win a brand-new book for free!

With a little luck, you can win this book by John Julius Norwich published by Thames & Hudson this November. Cities that shaped the Ancient World is an anthology of ancient cities, that had a major impact on our shared history. The hard-cover book has 240 pages and 151 illustrations and is definitely worth a […]

Five years of Artefacts!

After 5000 years of megacity, we celebrate today 5 years of :ARTEFACTS. Exactly five years ago, we decided to realize our shared idea and what started out as a student side job is now a fully grown small-business. We are looking forward to the next five years! For this occasion we decided to give a […]

And the winner is…

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to write to us, if you want to win one of the newly published children books “Entdeckungsbuch Uruk”. We actually did draw a winner back then and are happy to announce now that Zenobia from the Netherlands has won the book! We already sent it to her […]

Finding the right words

Have you ever tried to write a project description for a scholarship or for funding? It is easy to get stuck and very often, the amount of words you are allowed to use is limited. Different organisations have different rules which means you have to write everything in different versions and standards. Imagine if you […]

Merry Christmas!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This year’s Christmas card is a selection of the most famous archaeologists of the 19th/20th century. Can you name them all? If you need any help, you can have a peek: From left to right: standing: Robert Koldewey, T.E. Lawrence, Gertrude Bell, Sir William Matthew Flinders […]

Exclusive Gilgamesh Prints for sale!

I just found out that a few unique screen prints of these wonderful Gilgamesh illustrations by artist Franziska Leischker are still available for purchase. The illustrations show key scenes from the Ancient Near Eastern epic of Gilgamesh and were originally created by Franziska for the Gilgamesh exhibition in the August Kestner Museum that we wrote […]

Exhibition review: Dennis Hopper – The lost album

The exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin shows a collection of over four hundred vintage photographs taken by Dennis Hopper, the famous artist, director and actor. The photos were taken in the sixties and show the spirit of that era, portraying many iconic persons like Andy Warhol, Paul Newman and Martin Luther King. The rather small […]

Virtual tour through the Pergamon Museum

Today a friend of mine led me to a new feature of GoogleMaps. If you feel like taking a walk through the halls of the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, you can explore the museum at Google Maps! Enjoy an undisturbed visit and take as much time as you want to take a look at the […]

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