The Great Buddhas of Bamiyan

The Great Buddha of Bamiyan © Photographic Archives of the NMAAG

For the 20th anniversary of the tragedy that destroyed the great Buddhas of Bamiyan, explore the exhibition Pictures and people, Bamiyan 20 years later (Des images et des hommes, Bâmiyân 20 ans après) at the National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet (Musée National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet) taking place from February 4 - June 21, 2021. Read the report from our representative Dominique Rochard’s visit..

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Specialist despite myself: An interview with Jacques Dassié

Manuel d'archéologie aérienne de Jacques Dassié

ArkeoTopia initially contacted Jacques Dassié when he participated in the 2017 edition of the Wiki Loves Monuments photographic contest. On the occasion of the 2020 edition, our journalist Justine Janpaule grabbed her chance for an exclusive interview to find out more about his beginnings as a French pioneer of aerial archaeology. We take a look back at his passion that came about by chance and resulted in photos that will benefit the entire scientific community when they are released on Wikimedia Commons in a few months’ time.

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Prehistoric nursery rhymes

On July 27th 2020, ArkeoTopia met with Aurélie Pettoello for an interview. Author of a collection of nursery rhymes about human prehistory titled Prehistoric nursery rhymes (Comptines préhistoriques), published by L’Hydre, this prehistory enthusiast spoke with us about the origin of the project and the future of this beautiful collection, which is unfortunately currently out of stock.

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The oldest instruments in the world?

Several archaeological sites in the Swabian Jura, Germany, have led to the discovery of Paleolithic flutes in recent decades. In 2012, precise dating showed that these flutes are probably the oldest known human musical instruments.

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