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This post has been corrected. See below for details. The gavel came down on 70 sacred Hopi Indian masks at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday, generating $1.2 million for the owners and auctioneers – and anger and emotional cries from...
HONG KONG -- There is a moment in “The Last Time I Saw Macau” -- which plays Wednesday at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and is being distributed in the United States this summer by Cinema Guild -- in which the camera captures the...
Dana Baldwin visited the Ajanta Caves, about 200 miles northeast of Mumbai, during a trip to India in November. The caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were carved out of a cliff about 2,000 year ago and house early Buddhist artworks, some of which are...
Tags: Landforms, Caves and Caverns, Canon EOS
There's nothing lovelier than getting into a bath and staying there as long as you like. And when that tub has a soul-soaring view, well, heaven. Here are some of the world's finest tubs with a tableau worthy of an amorous splurge. Post Ranch Inn, Big...
The ethics for adding ancient works to American art museum collections became substantially more stringent five years ago when the Assn. of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) decided to set the bar higher -- prompted by complaints from Italy, Greece and other...
Tags: Maxwell Anderson, Museums, Artists, Arts and Culture, The Getty
Ancient manuscripts feared to have been burned as Islamic extremists fled Timbuktu, Mali, appear to have been largely spared, researchers with the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project said Wednesday, citing local sources familiar with the collections. Sources...
This post has been updated and corrected. Please see the notes below.As the Malian military tried to retake the storied city of Timbuktu from Islamic extremists, scholars feared for the fate of ancient artifacts and mosques that testify to its historic grandeur. Timbuktu has been threatened for months: The city was...
The fate of tens of thousands ancient manuscripts in Mali remained uncertain Monday as French troops liberated the city of Timbuktu from Islamic insurgents who were said to have set fire to the library there. Timbuktu is the last major city occupied...
Larry White photographed this fairy tale-like scene during a trip to Hallstatt, Austria, in October. He and his girlfriend, Christine Cyran, visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site to celebrate her birthday, and stayed at the Pension Sarstein, near the...
THE BEST WAY TO MATA ORTIZ, MEXICO Train and bus from L.A. are the best options for getting to Mata Ortiz. From L.A.'s Union Station, take Amtrak to San Diego's Santa Fe Depot. Walk across the street to the San Diego Trolley's America Plaza Station...
World NowIranian universities are shutting female students out of dozens of fields this year, saying there aren’t enough jobs available for them after they graduate, according to Iranian media. Three dozen universities across the country are not allowing...
World NowMEXICO CITY -- U.S. officials Thursday returned more than 4,000 pieces of stolen and looted pre-Columbian art and artifacts to the Mexican government, the result of 11 investigations. The recovery of the items, which include statues, hatchets and pottery,...
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