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Art & Antiquities

June 2013 Archives

1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

Peruvian archaeologists along with researchers from National Geographic have announced the unprecedented discovery of a 1,200-year-old undisturbed royal tomb believed to belong to the elusive Wari civilization. continue reading »

U.S. Govt Seizes Picasso’s “Compotier et Tasse” Italians Want It in Fraud Case

U.S. Govt Seizes Picasso’s “Compotier et Tasse” Italians Want It in Fraud Case

The U.S. Department of Justice seized a work by Pablo Picasso valued at $11.5 million in the name of the Italian government, which is calling for it to be handed over in a case of fraud, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said. continue reading »

Previously Unknown Mayan City Found in Campeche, Mexico Jungle

Previously Unknown Mayan City Found in Campeche, Mexico Jungle

Archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown Mayan city in the southeastern state of Campeche, which for its vast extension and characteristics is believed to have been a seat of government some 1,400 years ago, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Goya Drawing “Si Yerras los Tiras!” to be Auctioned Off in London

Goya Drawing “Si Yerras los Tiras!” to be Auctioned Off in London

The Goya drawing "Si yerras los tiras!" (If you miss the mark!), a political allegory in which the figure may be King Ferdinand VII, will be sold at auction on July 2 in London, Christie's said. continue reading »

Mexican Marine Archaeologists Identify Sunken Ships

Mexican Marine Archaeologists Identify Sunken Ships

Marine archaeologists have been working for years to identify and tell the stories of ships that sank in Mexican waters. "When you go in the water, you know that what you are seeing, if it was a maritime accident, many lives were lost," marine archaeologist Helena Barba Meinecke told Efe. continue reading »

Fauna that Lived in Ancient Mayan Times Survives Climate Change

Fauna that Lived in Ancient Mayan Times Survives Climate Change

Fauna that was prevalent at the height of the ancestral Mayan culture has survived prolonged droughts, hurricanes and the deleterious effects of climate change on biodiversity in the areas where the cities of that millennial culture stood, experts say. continue reading »

Argentine Nat’l Library to Unveil Jorge Luis Borges Monument June 14

Argentine Nat’l Library to Unveil Jorge Luis Borges Monument June 14

Argentina's National Library plans to unveil a monument to Jorge Luis Borges on Friday, the 27th anniversary of the world famous writer's death, officials said. continue reading »

AFI Docs Presents 5 Films Highlighting Immigration and Assimilation

AFI Docs Presents 5 Films Highlighting Immigration and Assimilation

AFI Docs presented by Audi brings the best new documentaries to the Washington, DC, area with an expanded footprint in the heart of DC. The Festival has built a reputation for presenting compelling and engaging films that connect with audiences in theaters, and beyond. The Festival will run from Wednesday, June 19 through Sunday June 23. continue reading »

Christie’s Auctioning Rare Picasso Piece “Visage Tourmente”

Christie’s Auctioning Rare Picasso Piece “Visage Tourmente”

A total of 172 ceramic works and etchings by Spanish master Pablo Picasso will go on the auction block on June 18 in London, Christie's said Monday. continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologists Discover Items From Mezcala, Olmec Cultures in Abandoned Cave

Mexican Archaeologists Discover Items From Mezcala, Olmec Cultures in Abandoned Cave

Mexican archaeologists have found traces of the Mezcala and Olmec cultures, as well as human remains, in a cave in the southern state of Guerrero, indicating that the site was inhabited at different times and served as a funerary center, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Explorers Seeking Spanish Ships Sunk by Pirates in 1615 Near Peru

Explorers Seeking Spanish Ships Sunk by Pirates in 1615 Near Peru

A group of researchers headed by maritime historian Jorge Ortiz Sotelo is continuing the search for two Spanish vessels that went missing along the coast south of Lima in 1615. continue reading »