- ItemThe Rosetta Stone(2021) Gagnon, Alexandra; Gibbs, MattThe Rosetta Stone is the most visited and famous antiquity on display at the British Museum (Ray, 2007, p. 1; Robinson, 2007, p. 46). The Rosetta Stone gained its fame as it was the key to decoding ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, allowing for scholars to further examine and understand other antiquities (Robinson, 2007, p. 46). Although the Rosetta Stone aided in further advancing the worlds’ understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphics the stele also sparked an ethical conversation about the culturally appropriate display and legal ownership. This following paper will examine the Rosetta Stones’ discovery, its’ physicality, and its’ cultural contextual and ethical dilemmas, and argue for it to have a tripartite ownership agreement between the English, French, and Egyptian nations.
- ItemIntertwining the classical and modern receptions of astrology(2017-03-22) Nicholson, Stephanie; Solez, KevinThe purpose of this research paper is to explore the relationship between the classical reception on astronomy and the modern practices of astrology. Specifically to Greek and Roman mythology, the results of this paper illuminate the connection between ancient practices of astronomy and today's knowledge of astrology. From all the evidence presented on these ideas, and their associations with Greek and Roman mythology, it becomes apparent in this paper that these ancient concepts about the stars, planets, time and the seasons all deeply intertwine and connect to the present-day knowledge of astrology.
- ItemThe destruction of antiquity in Syria and Iraq: we ought to care about a viable solution(2015) Desmit, Jenna; Engele, Meghan; Tariq, AqsaSyria and Iraq are home to numerous ancient civilizations which have been instrumental in helping modern humans understand the dawn of civilization. While human casualties are often the media focus, the permanent loss of historic sites and artifacts is a long term economic burden for local communities that rely on tourism, and the global cultural heritage within Syria and Iraq simply cannot be replaced once it is gone. This paper will explore the fundamentalist ideals which fuel the desecration of antiquity, the historic relevance of variety of damaged or destroyed sites, and we will argue that a long term solution involves targeting the illegal trade of antiquities, the economic foundation of ISIS, and the withdrawal of aggressive foreign military forces.