Minerva is the leading international ancient art and archaeology magazine enjoyed by academics and non-specialists alike. It focuses on the extraordinary beauty of ancient culture, and how it continues to inspire us today.

For over 30 years, Minerva has revealed exciting new finds and untold stories of the distant past. The pages are packed with features written by top historians, archaeologists, and curators drawn from the world's leading museums and universities.

We present a blend of stories, covering history, art, archaeology, and mythology. We also interview well-known writers, television personalities and academics who shape our understanding of the ancient world, while our travelogues give a real life glimpse of the places themselves.

Published every other month, each issue includes:

  • News of finds and research from around the world
  • Original research by international experts
  • Reviews of major new exhibitions
  • In-depth features on history's most fascinating people and events
  • Profiles of leading figures from the world of archaeology
  • Reviews of new publications and a must-have events diary

It is sold in major museums and art galleries around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre. Our readers range from top academics and museum professionals, to "armchair" enthusiasts and non-specialists - all united in their passion for the ancient world.

The Minerva team

Lucia Marchini

Lucia studied Spanish and Classics at King's College London. She then decided to devote more of her time to the ancient world and read for an MA in Classics at UCL. She has worked as a researcher on a number of history-related book, radio, and film projects and as a journalist, writing on archaeological discoveries, exhibitions, and travel.

Maria Earle

After studying History of Art and Italian at UCL, Maria joined the award-winning Independent Magazine, where she was first a picture editor and then visual arts editor. She has also worked with many of Britain's finest writers and photographers at the Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph and the Observer newspapers, and for magazine publishers including Conde Nast, EMAP and the National Magazine Company. After ten years at Current Publishing, Maria has helped launch Military History Magazine, overseen the steady growth of Current Archaeology and World Archaeology, and is currently master-minding the relaunch of Minerva magazine.

Minerva has been published by Current Publishing since January 2020.


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