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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 »

10,000 Year Old Rodent Fossils Found In Paraguay

10,000 Year Old Rodent Fossils Found In Paraguay

Riso Cave in the Paraguayan Chaco has been seen as an unspoiled treasure by paleontologists ever since rodent remains were unexpectedly found there next to the fossil of a giant sloth of the Pleistocene Epoch. continue reading »

Aztec Dog Burial Discovered Underneath Mexico City Apartment Building (VIDEO)

Aztec Dog Burial Discovered Underneath Mexico City Apartment Building (VIDEO)

Archaeologists associated with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have discovered a massive Aztec dog burial site underneath an apartment building in Mexico City near neighborhood of Aztacapozalco. continue reading »

Experts Discover Building from 2,200 B.C. in Ecuador

Experts Discover Building from 2,200 B.C. in Ecuador

Archaeologists discovered a building from around 2,200 B.C. in an archaeological and ecological park in the Ecuadorian capital at the foot of Pichincha Volcano, sources at the excavations told Efe. continue reading »

Mexico City’s Maco Art Fair Displays Picasso, Miro and Calder

Mexico City’s Maco Art Fair Displays Picasso, Miro and Calder

The 2014 Zona Maco International Contemporary Art Fair is underway in Mexico City, showcasing works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder and scores of other artists. continue reading »

Christie’s Cancels $47 Million Miro Auction Over Legal Concerns

Christie’s Cancels $47 Million Miro Auction Over Legal Concerns

Auction house Christie's indefinitely cancelled the sale in London of 85 works by Spanish artist Joan Miro owned by Portugal due to the legal "uncertainty" surrounding the works. continue reading »

Picasso, Goya, Dali, Pissarro To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

Picasso, Goya, Dali, Pissarro To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

Works by Picasso, Goya, Salvador Dali and Camille Pissarro will be featured in Sotheby's auction next week of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art. continue reading »

Colombian Artist Botero’s Vacation Home Partially Destroyed in Fire

Colombian Artist Botero’s Vacation Home Partially Destroyed in Fire

A fire destroyed half of painter and sculptor Fernando Botero's vacation home in Rionegro, a city in the northwestern province of Antioquia, without any personal injuries to the painter or his wife, fire department spokesmen told Efe. continue reading »

STUDY: Mexico’s Olmec Civilization More Expansive than Previously Thought

STUDY: Mexico’s Olmec Civilization More Expansive than Previously Thought

A recent study and publication by Mexico’s Museum of National Anthropology (INAH) indicates the Olmec civilization was territorially more expansive than previously thought. continue reading »

85 Masterpieces of Joan Miro Up For Auction in London

85 Masterpieces of Joan Miro Up For Auction in London

Christie's put on display 85 pieces by Joan Miro (1893-1983) ahead of an auction in London next month devoted to the Spanish surrealist. continue reading »

First Dinosaur Remains Found in Saudi Arabia

First Dinosaur Remains Found in Saudi Arabia

A team of international researchers has found the first dinosaur remains ever in Saudi Arabia, identifying two species that lived in what is now the Red Sea coastal region more than 72 million years ago, the Al Medina newspaper reported Sunday. continue reading »

Mexican Museum Hosts Toltec Exhibit

Mexican Museum Hosts Toltec Exhibit

About 30 items from the Toltec culture (650 A.D. to 1,200 A.D.) discovered in the archaeological area of Tula, located in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo, are being exhibited at a museum in that state, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »