artifacts

artifacts

8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Ancient Sword From Lake, Is Our Ruler Now

Long may Saga reign.
Becky Ferreira
3.24.19
caves

1,000-Year-Old Pristine Mayan Artefacts Found in Sealed 'Jaguar God' Cave

The cave was first discovered by local farmers in 1966, but was walled off until last year for unknown reasons.
Becky Ferreira
3.10.19
Mummies

Authorities Opened That Black Sarcophagus and Found Three Mummies Stewing in Sewage

"The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse.”
Becky Ferreira
7.19.18
tomb raiders

Indonesia Can't Stop Its Illegal Treasure Hunters

The illegal antiquities trade is robbing the country of millions of dollars and no one seems to have a plan to stop it.
Adi Renaldi
11.20.17
digital art

Iranian-American Artist Revives Islam’s Apocalyptic Goddesses

How Morehshin Allahyari is using new technologies to reclaim an ancient feminist narrative.
Catherine Chapman
5.28.17
Sex

Meet the Couples Who Spent Valentine's Day at The Museum of Sex

At New York City's mecca of antique porn, high tech vibrators, and sensual art, V-Day is like Christmas.
Beckett Mufson
2.16.17
Stuff

Learn About Tattoo History While Getting Inked at This Museum

Inside the Chicago museum currently mixing an exhibition of the 5,000-year history of tattooing across the world with a pop-up tat shop.
Anni Irish
11.14.16
Art

Scan the World Preserves Cultural Artifacts By Scanning them into 3D Objects

A non-profit initiative wants your help to collect 3D scans of artifacts from around the world.
Andrew Salomone
10.31.16
Design

ISIS Vandals Inspire Digital Remixes of Cultural Artifacts

Tragic events in the Iraqi city of Mosul have led Pierre Chaumont to digitally modify famous sculptures.
Andrew Salomone
9.7.16
The Listen Closely Issue

Artifact: Rubber Bullet

As an African American man, this wasn't the first time I'd had a close encounter with police. But it was certainly the first time I smelled tear gas or had to don body armor.
David Givens
6.22.16
The Listen Closely Issue

Two Artists Pull Off Bizarre Visual Trickery Using Only Found Objects

'Cuttings' is the collection of bizarre photos from dream team Annie Collinge and Sarah May.
Annie Collinge and Sarah May
5.20.16
Art

To Fight ISIS, Art Dealers & Archaeologists Join Forces

Archaeologists and the art trade had never been friends. Then ISIS happened.
Catherine Chapman
3.13.16
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