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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 »

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 »