G.W. Bowersock

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (November 2015)

  • The Venice of the Sands in Peril

    May 25, 2015

    Among the great cities of antiquity Palmyra is comparable only to Petra in Jordan, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and the Athenian Acropolis in Greece.

  • The Lod Mosaic

    February 14, 2011

    It’s not easy to make sense of the remarkable Lod Mosaic, a large, ancient floor newly discovered in Israel and now on display in the United States for the first time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But the very difficulty of interpretation, together with the excellent state of preservation, is what makes it so fascinating.