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Guillaume Deprez

Guillaume Deprez
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Guillaume Deprez is a contributing writer and art historian, graduate of the Louvre School. Wondering why statues and monuments were destroyed and how many ancient artworks survive, he searched for a book answering that question. As the saying goes, when you want to read a book that has not been written, then you must write it. The result is Lost Treasures, the destruction of works of cultural heritage by intolerance and greed. An accessible and engaging book, a journey of discovery throughout the rise and fall of civilizations.

Why Ramses II Is Known As Ramses The Great?

  Tutankhamun is, for many, Egypt’s most famous Pharaoh. Quite a few Pharaohs would take offence, starting with the pyramid builders, the mighty Thutmose III...

Fayum Mummy Portraits: Striking Ancient Egyptian Paintings

  Painting on wood and canvas existed in Antiquity, when Apelles and Zeuxis were the Velazquez and Rembrandt of the ancient world. But absolutely nothing...

The Great Library of Alexandria: The Untold Story Explained

  Taking a hard look at the facts about the Library of Alexandria, there is much we do not know. What it looked like, its...

Destruction Of Cultural Heritage Since Antiquity: A Shocking Review

  In our own lifetimes, religious extremists destroyed cultural heritage in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria and committed irreparable damage. This is not a new phenomenon....

Rose Valland: Art Historian Turned Spy To Save Art From Nazis

  The book ‘Monuments Men’ allows the public to discover the achievements of the art experts who rescued masterpieces from Nazis. Yet the story of...

How Jacques Jaujard Saved The Louvre From Nazis

  This story does not start with Jacques Jaujard in 1939 in Paris, but in 1907 in Vienna. A young man tried to enter Vienna’s...

Ancient Egypt: The Only Intact Egyptian Pharaohs Tombs Ever Discovered

  The tomb of Tutankhamun is one of the most fascinating discoveries ever made, but it wasn’t an intact discovery.  It had been looted twice...

King Tut’s Tomb: Howard Carter’s Untold Story

We look at Tut’s tomb and the gold treasures it contained with astonishment. But in Antiquity Egypt’s gold was already legendary. Few people ever...

An Homage To Leonardo Da Vinci’s Science Of Painting

Did you know that none of the paintings attributed to Leonardo da Vinci are signed? Our modern idea of art assumes that an artist...