About: Karen Trentelman and Marc Walton

Karen Trentelman I'm senior scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the principal investigator and project director of the Athenian Pottery Project. Marc Walton I'm a scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, and co-principal investigator and scientific director of the Athenian Pottery Project. See all the team members and partners here »

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Getty Voices: Attic Pots and Atomic Particles

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How did the ancient Greeks make their characteristic red-and-black pottery? Modern science may finally yield the answer. More»

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      Presidential Death Beds & Independence Day

      Here’s a little history trivia about this special day

      John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Founding Fathers and the second and third Presidents of the United States, both died on July 4, 1826, on the 50th anniversary of Independence Day. 

      Because of their opposing views on politics as well as their contrasting personalities, the two men were not on friendly terms, and rumor has it that Adams’ last words on his deathbed were “Jefferson survives.” Little did he know that Jefferson had actually died five hours earlier.

      Leaving you with that conversation starter, we hope you celebrate this day with friends and family and feast like the Romans!

      07/04/15

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