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Archaeologist May Have Discovered Earliest Spanish Mission, Alamo’s Original Location

Archaeologist May Have Discovered Earliest Spanish Mission, Alamo’s Original Location

Texas archaeologists are excited about the possibility they have located the oldest Spanish mission in San Antonio and the precursor to the famous Alamo. continue reading »

Guatemala Recovers Mayan Artifact Dating from 250-900 A.D. from U.S.

Guatemala Recovers Mayan Artifact Dating from 250-900 A.D. from U.S.

The Guatemalan government announced the repatriation from the United States of a Mayan panel dating from the classic period, 250-900. continue reading »

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera Reunited at Photo Exhibition in France

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera Reunited at Photo Exhibition in France

The French city of Strasbourg is hosting a photographic exhibition this week titled "Complicities. Diego and Frida," which includes 35 images of iconic Mexican artists continue reading »

Ancient, Magnificent Frescoes Uncovered in Roman Catacombs (VIDEO)

Ancient, Magnificent Frescoes Uncovered in Roman Catacombs (VIDEO)

The cubicle that houses frescoes representing the resurrection of Lazarus is one of the latest, most magnificent discoveries to be found in the Roman Catacombs of Priscilla after five years of archaeological exploration. continue reading »

6,400 Year-Old Remains Found in ‘Death Shroud’ Inside Barcelona Cave

6,400 Year-Old Remains Found in ‘Death Shroud’ Inside Barcelona Cave

University of Barcelona archaeologists are reporting an exciting find in a cave near the city of Barcelona in Begues. continue reading »

Spanish Translation of Andy Warhol’s ‘America’ Coming 28 Years after First Published

Spanish Translation of Andy Warhol’s ‘America’ Coming 28 Years after First Published

"America," Andy Warhol's collection of black-and-white snapshots of his country, has been translated into Spanish 28 years after its publication in English. continue reading »

Sorolla’s “Buscando Mariscos” Painting Auctioned For $4.8 Million in New York

Sorolla’s “Buscando Mariscos” Painting Auctioned For $4.8 Million in New York

The painting "Buscando Mariscos" by Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla was auctioned off at Sotheby's in New York for $4.8 million, making it the highest priced work by the artist ever sold in the United States. continue reading »

Ancient Cave Drawings Discovered in Brazil

Ancient Cave Drawings Discovered in Brazil

Conservationists accidentally discovered ancient cave drawings in Brazil thought to be made by hunter-gatherer societies thousands of years ago. continue reading »

Municipal Workers Accidentally Stumble Upon Ancient Tomb in Medellin, Colombia

Municipal Workers Accidentally Stumble Upon Ancient Tomb in Medellin, Colombia

A second culturally significant ancient tomb was accidentally uncovered in Medellin, Colombia last Friday. continue reading »

1,000 Year-Old Dog Skeletons Found in Lima, Peru

1,000 Year-Old Dog Skeletons Found in Lima, Peru

Peruvian archaeologists have uncovered remains of over 100 dogs thought to be 1,000 years old in the ancient ruins of Parque de las Leyendas in Lima, Peru. continue reading »

Ecuadorian Artist Brings Imagination to Everyday Objects

Ecuadorian Artist Brings Imagination to Everyday Objects

Ecuadorian Artist Javier Perez is changing the way people look at common objects. Taking everyday items such as paperclips and forks, Perez uses his creativity to re-imagine the objects in a whimsical way. continue reading »

MEXICO: Recovered Antiquities Now on Display in National Museum

MEXICO: Recovered Antiquities Now on Display in National Museum

Thousands of Mexican antiquities are scattered around the world, with illegally obtained archaeological items rarely being returned to Mexico. continue reading »

ArtBo Festival to Showcase 65 Galleries in Colombia

ArtBo Festival to Showcase 65 Galleries in Colombia

The 9th Bogota International Art Fair, or ArtBo, Colombia's largest art festival, will open its doors to the public on Friday, showcasing the holdings of 65 galleries from 21 countries. continue reading »

SPAIN: Man Accused of Trafficking Antiquities Acquitted

SPAIN: Man Accused of Trafficking Antiquities Acquitted

A Costa Rican citizen accused of illegally exporting some 1,400 pieces of pre-Colombian art was acquitted by a court in this northwestern Spanish city, his attorney told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Colombian artist Fernando Botero Relives Childhood in New Paintings

Colombian artist Fernando Botero Relives Childhood in New Paintings

Colombian artist Fernando Botero has taken a nostalgic look back at his childhood with a new work titled "Circus: Paintings and Work on Paper." continue reading »