Tag Archives : Ancient Greece

Exquisite Ancient Worlds: Basel’s Ancient Art Collection


Museum of Ancient Art and Ludwig Collection, Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel, Switzerland Recently, Sister-Chickpea asked me why I’d never ended up writing up a post about the Basel Museum.  Honestly, it’s because I’ve had such a backlog of posts to write, I’d forgotten about it.  Then I found out that they were closing many of the galleries to…

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Something For Everyone at Lyon’s Museum of Fine Art


Museum of Fine Arts, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France Knowing that Lyon is one of France’s most culturally significant towns, I had high hopes for its Museum of Fine Art. The museum is housed in an important former abbey, which has its origins in the 6th century.  In 1659, the abbess Anne de Chaulnes began construction of the Royal Abbey…

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Getting into the Olympic Spirit in Lausanne


The Olympic Museum, Le Musée Olympique, Lausanne, Switzerland Just before the start of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeong-Chang, I thought it would be fun to visit the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.  I’d seen that they had various Korean bits and pieces which I thought could be a good reason for visiting, besides which I’m a fan of the Olympics…

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