Dr. Senta German


About Dr. Senta German

Dr. Senta German, now at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, took her Ph.D. at Columbia University in Aegean, Greek and Ancient Near Eastern archaeology and art. She explores the intersection of art and ancient Greek society with specific attention to performance, gender and the impacts of the illicit antiquities trade and forgery. She has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Rutgers University and was Associate Professor of Classics and Art History at Montclair State University.

There aren’t many places in the world like Knossos—after all, it is 9,000 years old.

Knossos







The era of repatriations has finally come. The work is slow and uneven and there are countless objects yet to return home, but repatriations are now occurring at a rate never before seen.

Repatriating artworks











Octopus vase from Palaikastro
This vase with a charming image of a writhing octopus was made during the height of the Minoan sea trade.

Octopus vase