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September/October2014
  • Inside Iberia
    Finding some curious treasures in the newly and brilliantly revamped National Archaeological Museum in Madrid.
    Polly Chiapetta

  • Hadrian's passion
    The Roman emperor's love-affair with all things Greek influenced his taste in art and architecture – even the shape of his beard.
    Dalu Jones

  • Being Frank about Electra
    Playwright Frank McGuinness explains how being brought up in Northern Ireland prepared him for Greek tragedy.
    Lindsay Fulcher


  • Ruin, reconstruction and reputation
    Towards the end of his life the great artist JMW Turner looked back to the ancient world for painterly inspiration.
    David Blayney Brown

  • Lawrence of the Euphrates
    Before famously spearheading the cause of Arabia, TE Lawrence spent time working as an archaeologist in the Near East.
    Anthony Sattin

  • From the Age of Iron
    A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art takes a journey from Assyria to the dawn of the Classical age.
    Joan Aruz and Michael Seymour

  • Safe havens?
    Trekking in Lebanon's peaceful Qadisha Valley and down to its ancient coastal sites proves to be a harmonious experience.
    Diana Darke

  • Memories of China
    The brilliant Ming dynasty can be seen as the starting point for modern China – as illustrated in two major exhibitions.
    Jessica Harrison-Hall

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