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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 »

Pre-Columbian Skulls Found While Expanding Metro Line in Mexico

Pre-Columbian Skulls Found While Expanding Metro Line in Mexico

Four skulls that formed part of an altar made of human bones from the Late Post-Classical period (1350-1521) were found during the construction of a new Mexico City metro line, authorities said. continue reading »

1,500-Year-Old Ceremonial Site is Explored in Mexico

1,500-Year-Old Ceremonial Site is Explored in Mexico

Archaeologists are exploring Teocaltitan, a 1,500-year-old ceremonial site located in the western Mexican state of Jalisco near the San Juan de los Lagos Church, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

U.S. Man Wins Picasso Drawing Valued at $1 Million in Raffle

U.S. Man Wins Picasso Drawing Valued at $1 Million in Raffle

A U.S. man paid 100 euros ($140) to enter an online raffle to raise funds for preservation efforts in Tyre, Lebanon, and wound up winning a Picasso drawing valued at $1 million. continue reading »

STUDY:  Cats Domesticated Over 5,000 Years Ago

STUDY:  Cats Domesticated Over 5,000 Years Ago

Cats, one of the world's most popular pets, were domesticated for the first time about 5,300 years ago in China's Shaanki region, a new study says. continue reading »

Chimu-Incan Treasure Trove Found in Peru Contains Sacrificed Women

Chimu-Incan Treasure Trove Found in Peru Contains Sacrificed Women

Archaeologists in Peru are hailing the find of a tomb thought to belong to the Chimu culture, a people that were eventually conquered by the Incans. continue reading »

Experts Excavate Remains of 3,000-Year-Old Structures Found in Colombia

Experts Excavate Remains of 3,000-Year-Old Structures Found in Colombia

Some 170 archaeologists and workers have spent the last year excavating a 3,000-year-old site in a rural area near the Colombian capital. continue reading »

Latin American Artists Take Over Art Basel Miami Beach

Latin American Artists Take Over Art Basel Miami Beach

Latin American art needs no passport at Art Basel Miami Beach, where once again it has landed in force at prestigious galleries and with a lineup of creators who fascinate the art market here and attract avid collectors. continue reading »

Spain’s Atapuerca Archaeological Site Yields Oldest Human DNA - 400,000 Yrs Old

Spain’s Atapuerca Archaeological Site Yields Oldest Human DNA - 400,000 Yrs Old

A 400,000-year-old thigh bone found at the Atapuerca archaeological complex in northwestern Spain has yielded the oldest known human DNA. continue reading »