Museum of Lost Objects

BBC Radio 4 has a series called The Museum of Lost Objects presented by Kanishk Tharoor, and produced by Maryam Maruf which "traces the stories of 10 antiquities or ancient sites that have been destroyed or looted in Iraq and Syria." There are currently five episodes available to listen to or download, and you can subscribe … Continue reading Museum of Lost Objects

Excavating the Past

In Nawal Al Saadawi's Love in the Kingdom of Oil, the unnamed narrator is an archeologist, "searching for gods in the bowels of the earth" (23). In the beginning of the sequence of dream-like scenes that make up the narrative, the woman leaves her home and her husband and "disappears without a trace." The rest … Continue reading Excavating the Past