| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:45 AM
The Republic of Macedonia is dotted with monasteries and churches , some dating to the 14th century. But most recently it has been working to raise its tourism profile after its break from the former Yugoslavia two decades ago.
Tour company Macedonia...
| Sep 29, 2013
The conflict in Syria is destroying not only the lives of the Syrian people but their heritage — the world's heritage — as well.
Syria is a treasure house of history. Damascus, Aleppo, Palmyra and almost 10,000 other archaeological sites...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
MEXICO CITY — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors.
Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The latest political unrest in Egypt has resulted in the theft and destruction of more than 1,000 artifacts in a museum south of Cairo, according to multiple published reports. The looting is believed to have taken place over several days starting last...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:53 PM
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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...
| Apr 7, 2013
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, Uruguay — Straddling the crest of a sand dune, my back to the Atlantic Ocean, I watched a Uruguayan boy net fish in a river lagoon. He waded through the chest-high water, dragging behind him the reflection of the setting sun....
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Another antiquities auction has turned into another international art dispute.
This time it’s the sale, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Sotheby’s in Paris, of the Barbier-Mueller Collection of Pre-Columbian art from Mexico and Central...
| Jun 2, 2013
CORTINA D' AMPEZZO, Italy — Hiking up a road should be simple, right?
It's relatively wide, so you're not apt to step off and tumble down the mountain.
It's relatively smooth, so you're not likely to stumble.
So why am I stopping for a...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
If you’re as rich as Carlos Slim, if you live off the interest on your interest, or if starring in this year’s megahit movie has simply exhausted you, these are the world’s ultimate luxury getaways — a champagne bucket list for...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:43 AM
Mexican culture permeates Los Angeles.
Part of the Republic of Mexico from 1821 to 1848, L.A. is now home to more than 1.2 million Mexican Americans. By night, a brilliant 158-mile ribbon of lights connects L.A., literally and symbolically, to the...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:09 PM
When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...