Author Archives: Neta Mariakis

Artztalk: Lapis Lazuli, King of the Blues: The Stone that Rocked the World with Dr Wendy Reade, Saturday 16 June at 2.30pm

  For around 7000 years the extraordinary blue stone lapis lazuli has been mined from the same place in Afghanistan in response to an undying demand for this rich and rare colour. First appearing as beads, seals and amulets in burials of early…

Artztalk on Sardinia: a timeless Mediterranean Island with Robert Veel Saturday 19 May at 2.30pm

To this day Sardinia remains one of the most remote and little-understood islands of the Mediterranean. Yet, it has a vast number of Bronze age sites, Phoenician and Roman archaeological sites as well as Aragonese, Pisan and Genoese in uence. And some of…