If you have the opportunity to see The Lost World of Old Europe: The Danube Valley, 5000-3500BC exhibition at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World up until April 25, 2010, do not miss it. Every person of Eastern European heritage, regardless of citizenship, will feel enormous pride and joy in viewing the exhibition. Every citizen, regardless of heritage, will be impressed and thrilled in viewing the exhibition. The pottery, the fertility figurines, the copper and gold objects and tools, and the shell jewelry are all knockouts.
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is a “discrete entity” within New York University at 15 East 84th St, New York NY 10028. “The location is on the upper east side of Manhattan, just a block from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There are many parking garages near the institute and the Subway is close by.” For more information, google The Lost World of Old Europe. Free admission and the hours are posted on the website.
To keep as your memento there is a grand coffee table book to accompany the exhibition, edited by David W. Anthony with Jennifer Y. Chi. It lists for $49.95 but amazon.com now has it at $35.96 It is a bargain regardless. You may want to get a copy ahead of your visit so that nothing escapes your attention. Charles Marlin