Archaeological Magazines

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Archaeological Magazines

Postby nicolas.fox » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:18 am

Hi everyone!

I'm new to this forum, thanks to Michelle Hilling and her lightning quick reflexes when it comes to answering e-mail. I could have picked a better day because sad things have been happening in Egypt today/yesterday. As most of you will be aware of the Malawi National Museum has been looted and largely destroyed (more on that here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... facts.html). Let's pray that the situation over there resolves quickly.

However, that's not why I'm writing you today. I have been looking into subscribing to an Archaeology Magazine. I'm not sure which one would most suit my needs; right now I'm guessing Current World Archaeology. Specifically, I'm looking for a high quality magazine with nice HD pictures, descent layout and a good coverage on both recent and older sites and finds. The most important aspect is that it should mainly focus on the ancient civilizations of the Old World (hence my post here), with an emphasis on Greek and Roman history.

I’m pretty sure there’s no better place online to ask this question than here. Any thoughts on the right choice of magazine would be greatly appreciated. Below are some of the bigger magazines I've found so far. Any other suggestions would be perfect.

Archaeology Magazine - http://www.archaeology.org/
British Archaeology - http://www.britisharchaeology.org/
Current Archaeology - http://www.archaeology.co.uk
Current World Archaeology - http://www.world-archaeology.com/

Thank you in advance, and happy to be part of this forum!
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Re: Archaeological Magazines

Postby Minimalist » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:09 pm

I sincerely hope that every museum in Europe and America tells the Egyptians to go to hell when they come calling to get their "artifacts" returned to them.
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Re: Archaeological Magazines

Postby nicolas.fox » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:45 am

Yeah I strongly agree with your sentiments there, Minimalist. Sadly, because of the whole Elgin Marbles debacle with Greece, it's become kind of a dangerous topic and I think most European museums will be a little apprehensive when a subject like that comes up. But I think there is a big difference in mentality toward culture and history between the people in Greece and Egypt.

I'm sure it's going to become a serious issue in Turkey, which is becoming more fundamentalist as well. Because it falls somewhere between the mentality of Greece and Egypt. So we'll see what happens over here. Hoping for the best though.

For more information on the whole artifact debate, check: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgin_Marbles

But still... looking for those Magazines :)
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Re: Archaeological Magazines

Postby nicolas.fox » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:11 am

Settled for Current World Archaeology. It looks pretty good after a first read. Very satisfied with it... So if anyone has a similar thirst for a good magazine, here you go.
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