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.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Egyptian deputy minister detained over Van Gogh Theft

Egypt's top prosecutor has ordered the detention of deputy minister for culture Mohsen Shalaan in a case which involved the theft of a painting by Van Gogh from the Mahmoud Khalil museum in Cairo. The painting known as "poppy flowers" was stolen from the museum this past Saturday.

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 boarder. This is only the second Egyptian gold coin found in Israel and the biggest.

The image on the coin may represent Cleopatre I, wife of the Ptolemaic King Ptolomy V.

AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill