About us

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

Minerva is published six times a year and has a global subscription base. 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.

Since January 2020, Minerva has a new publisher; Current Publishing. We’ve been around since 1967 when we launched our first magazine, Current ArchaeologyCurrent World Archaeology followed in 2003, and Military History Matters in 2010. We also produce the annual Current Archaeology LIVE! conference, including the Current Archaeology Awards that celebrate the people, projects, and publications making outstanding contributions to archaeology, as voted for by the public.

We are passionate about heritage, and whether we’re exploring ancient art, archaeology, or military history, our dedicated writers live and breathe their subjects. We’re excited to be able to share these interests with you, and we want you to come away from every issue feeling well informed; so expect to discover thought-provoking features, up-to-date news, museum and book reviews, travel pieces, important dates for your diary, and stunning imagery throughout.

 

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