Latest Stories in January
NYU History Professor Available for Comment On Cuba, Castro's Legacy
Jan 16, 2007
Ada Ferrer, whose Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution, 1868-98, is available for comment on Cuba’s history and the legacy of Fidel Castro. Ferrer, who left Cuba in 1963, has done extensive research on Cuba and has repeatedly traveled to the country since 1990.
Ancient Techniques Employed to Rescue 5,000 Year Old Egyptian Monument by NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts
Jan 11, 2007
Nearly 5,000 years old, a monument known today as the Shunet el-Zebib, the only surviving example of a series of monumental cultic buildings built by Egypt’s earliest kings at Abydos, has been ravaged by the elements, attacked by animals and insects, and structurally compromised by humans over the millennia; its present day survival seems almost miraculous. One of the most mysterious of ancient Egypt’s monuments was in danger of imminent collapse. In 2001, the experts all agreed that unless steps were taken immediately this massive mud-brick structure would not remain standing much longer.