Tag Archives: Greece

Drawing with Light

Drawing with Light

The First Hundred Years of Photography By Erica Lome The concept of photography has deep historical roots. In ancient Greece and China, mathematicians experimented with the effects of light streaming through a small hole in a dark room. Unknowingly, they established the foundational principles of the camera obscura. It wouldn’t be until the eleventh century […]

Ken's Korner: Flat-faced figures were built on Keros, but why?

Ken’s Korner: Flat-faced figures were built on Keros, but why? – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 Archaeologists are planning a major dig on the Greek island of Keros in an attempt to explain just why the ancient people there produced flat-faced marble figurines, some of which inspired artists such as Pablo […]

Ken's Korner: Hiker finds, returns prehistoric pendant

Ken’s Korner: Hiker finds, returns prehistoric pendant – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 If you were out hiking and stumbled upon a prehistoric gold pendant, would you keep it, sell it or turn it in to authorities? A hiker in northern Greece chose the last of these options, archaeologists report. The […]