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Art & Antiquities

London Gallery Displays Art of Late Mexican-American Actor Anthony Quinn

London Gallery Displays Art of Late Mexican-American Actor Anthony Quinn

A collection of paintings and sculptures by late Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn, whose "true passion" was art, as his widow Katherine told Efe, is being exhibited in the British capital until June 8. continue reading »

Iranian Authorities Seize Picasso Painting Found in Small Town Near Azerbaijan

Iranian Authorities Seize Picasso Painting Found in Small Town Near Azerbaijan

Police in a little town in northeastern Iran confiscated a painting that local experts say was created by Pablo Picasso, Iran's Mehr news agency reported Monday. continue reading »

Italy Returns over 4,000 Archaeological Artifacts to Ecuador

Italy Returns over 4,000 Archaeological Artifacts to Ecuador

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa hailed the return to his country of thousands of archaeological pieces from Italy, the European nation where he broadcast Saturday his traditional weekly activity report, which was retransmitted to this Andean country. continue reading »

Ancient Cave in Spain Could Hold Origins of the Study of Astronomy

Ancient Cave in Spain Could Hold Origins of the Study of Astronomy

A cave located on Spain's Canary Islands, in what was probably the aboriginal region of Artevigua, could reveal an unsuspected knowledge of astronomy by the ancient islanders since it marks equinoxes and solstices, while inside it the light recreates images related to fertility. continue reading »

Australian Museum Showcases Aztec Culture

Australian Museum Showcases Aztec Culture

"Aztecs," an exhibition that opened on Wednesday at the Melbourne Museum in southeastern Australia, features about 200 gold, jade, clay and stone artifacts from this people of the Valley of Mexico. continue reading »

Brazilian Museum to Welcome Major Dali Exhibit During World Cup

Brazilian Museum to Welcome Major Dali Exhibit During World Cup

"Salvador Dali," the most comprehensive exhibition of the Spanish master's work ever held in Brazil, will take place in Rio de Janeiro during the World Cup, offering residents and visitors an opportunity to view 150 paintings, etchings, photographs, films and other works by the world's best known surrealist, organizers said. continue reading »

Archaeologist Discover Sarcophagus of Ancient Pharoh in Egypt

Archaeologist Discover Sarcophagus of Ancient Pharoh in Egypt

Czech experts have discovered the sarcophagus and mummy of an important priest of the Fifth Dynasty of the pharaohs (2,500-2,350 B.C.) southwest of Cairo, the Egyptian minister of state for antiquities, Mohamed Ibrahim, said Monday. continue reading »

Prehistoric Whale Grave Found in Chilean Desert Thought to be Millions of Years Old

Prehistoric Whale Grave Found in Chilean Desert Thought to be Millions of Years Old

The origins of a massive prehistoric whale gravesite, discovered in the Chilean desert in 2010, has now been explained by a team of scientists. continue reading »

Cuba Confirms Theft of “Important” Paintings from National Museum

Cuba Confirms Theft of “Important” Paintings from National Museum

Cuba confirmed the theft of "an important" group of pieces from the storerooms of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, mostly Cuban works of art, and said an account of what is missing has been widely distributed to avoid illegal trafficking of the paintings inside and outside the country. continue reading »

Spain’s Prehistoric Altamira Cave Re-Opens After a Decade for Limited Public Viewing

Spain’s Prehistoric Altamira Cave Re-Opens After a Decade for Limited Public Viewing

Archaeologists rejoin! The amazing prehistoric Altamira cave has re-opened for limited public viewing after being closed for over a decade. continue reading »