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Archaeologists Continue Searching for “First Humans” in Europe at Atapuerca Site in Spain

Archaeologists Continue Searching for “First Humans” in Europe at Atapuerca Site in Spain

Archaeologists in Spain are busy excavating the Gran Dolonia portion of the Atapuerca archaeological site for clues to the first humans that arrived in Europe. continue reading »

Mother of Picasso Art Thief May Have Burned Works in Stove

Mother of Picasso Art Thief May Have Burned Works in Stove

A Romanian woman who claimed she had burned stolen works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Claude Monet is now saying she did no such thing. Olga Dogaru is accused of helping her son, Radu, 29, and his accomplices transport artwork stolen from a Dutch museum. continue reading »

Remains of Duck-Billed Dinosaur Found in Coahuila, Mexico, Lived 72 Million Years Ago

Remains of Duck-Billed Dinosaur Found in Coahuila, Mexico, Lived 72 Million Years Ago

The 50 complete vertebrae of the only articulated dinosaur tail ever discovered in Mexico have been recovered from a fossil deposit in the northern state of Coahuila after 20 days of excavation, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

San Diego Hosts “Proyecto 5” - An Exhibition of Contemporary Mexican Art

San Diego Hosts “Proyecto 5” - An Exhibition of Contemporary Mexican Art

San Diego's Centro Cultural de La Raza is hosting "Proyecto 5," an exhibition of contemporary Mexican art featuring the works of such artists as Arturo Aicos, Otilia Carrillo and Julie Sasson. continue reading »

VENEZUELA: Caracas Hosts 7th Int’l Puppet Festival

VENEZUELA: Caracas Hosts 7th Int’l Puppet Festival

Puppeteers from Argentina, France and Cuba are in Venezuela's capital for the 7th International Puppet Theater Festival. More than 100 people, the majority of them parents with children continue reading »

Gold Coins from Sunken 1715 Spanish Galleon Found at Ocean’s Bottom near Florida

Gold Coins from Sunken 1715 Spanish Galleon Found at Ocean’s Bottom near Florida

A total of 48 gold "escudos" making up part of the treasure from a 17th-century galleon have been recovered on Florida's east coast, the media reported Monday. continue reading »

Archaeologists Discover Mummified Remains of Sacrificed Woman in Peru

Archaeologists Discover Mummified Remains of Sacrificed Woman in Peru

The mummified remains of a sacrificed woman of the Moche culture were discovered by Peruvian archaeologists at the El Brujo complex some 570 kilometers (350 miles) north of Lima, researchers said. continue reading »

Celebrating Frida Kahlo on the Anniversary of Her Death

Celebrating Frida Kahlo on the Anniversary of Her Death

Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of Mexico’s greatest artist Frida Kahlo. Her real name is Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon born in Coyoacán on July 6, 1907. She died at age 47 after suffering with lifelong health problems stemming from a traffic accident in her teenage years and childhood polio. continue reading »

Picasso’s Stepdaughter Says 407 Works Stolen from French Chateau

Picasso’s Stepdaughter Says 407 Works Stolen from French Chateau

Pablo Picasso's stepdaughter said 407 works by the late Spanish artist were stolen from her chateau in southern France. continue reading »

Cuba Cataloging Its Pre-Columbian Archaeological Sites, Over 3,000 Identified

Cuba Cataloging Its Pre-Columbian Archaeological Sites, Over 3,000 Identified

A project to catalogue Cuba's pre-Columbian archaeological sites has pinpointed the locations of more than 3,200 indigenous settlements, Communist Party daily Granma said Friday. continue reading »

Hip Hop and Art Collide: Jay-Z Films “Picasso Baby” Video at NY Gallery

Hip Hop and Art Collide: Jay-Z Films “Picasso Baby” Video at NY Gallery

A New York art gallery was the setting for Jay-Z's "Picasso Baby" video shoot this week, with the rapper merging the worlds of high-end art and hip hop. For six hours, the hippo mogul and award-winning rapper, recorded bits at Chelsea's Pace Gallery, continue reading »

The World of Tequila in Pictures

The World of Tequila in Pictures

Austin-based Photographer Joel Salcido has captured the world of tequila in a new exhibition currently being shown in Texas. The exhibit, "Aliento a Tequila," encapsulates the traditions of tequila and its culture in Mexico. continue reading »

2,000-Year Old Pyramid and Multiple Pre-Columbian Burial Sites Found in Veracruz, Mexico

2,000-Year Old Pyramid and Multiple Pre-Columbian Burial Sites Found in Veracruz, Mexico

The National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, announced the discovery of 30 pre-Columbian burials and a pyramid in an ancient settlement in eastern Mexico that could be up to 2,000 years old. continue reading »

23-Million-Year-Old Lizard Fossil Found in Mexico

23-Million-Year-Old Lizard Fossil Found in Mexico

Mexican scientists are studying a complete fossil of a lizard that lived some 23 million years ago and whose soft tissue remains have been preserved in amber. continue reading »

Owners Regain Control of Picasso’s Paris Studio Where He Painted 1936-1955

Owners Regain Control of Picasso’s Paris Studio Where He Painted 1936-1955

A French court has ordered the eviction of the cultural group that has been using the historic Paris studio where Spanish master Pablo Picasso painted "Guernica" in 1937. The loft has been owned since 1925 by the Chambre des Huissiers de Justice de Paris, or CHJP. continue reading »