Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Poppy Flowers by Van Gogh

Here is an article with a nice picture of the painting stolen last Saturday from the Mahmoud Khalil museum in Cairo.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

No Rest for the Wicked

Thanks to my readers with an apology as this summer has been extremely busy for me I will get back to my blogs as soon as fall releases me from this schedule.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ptolemaic Coin

A gold coin weighing one ounce and minted in Ptolemaic Egypt has recently been found in Israel at Tel Kedesh near the Lebanon border. This is only the second Egyptian gold coin found in Israel and the biggest.

The image on the coin may represent Cleopatra I, wife of the Ptolemaic King Ptolemy V.

AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill