ROME: Exact replicas of three architectural treasures damaged or destroyed by the Islamic State group (IS) in Syria and Iraq went on show Thursday at the Colosseum in Rome. The full-scale reproductions of the winged human-headed bull from Nimrud in Iraq, part of the state archives hall from the ancient Syrian kingdom of Ebla, and half the roof of the Temple of Bel in Palmyra will be on display until December 11. "For several years we have been discussing the importance of Italy, and the world, taking action to protect the…
CHENNAI: Indian police have arrested an octogenarian art dealer for possessing hundreds of artefacts thought to have been stolen from Hindu temples, as they probe possible links to international smuggling rackets, officers said Wednesday.
PARIS:The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris receded Saturday for the first time in a week after nearing its highest level in three decades, triggering a scramble to save artworks in riverside museums.
CAIRO: The scientific analysis of one Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old daggers found buried with him "strongly supports" a theory it was made of meteoric iron, according to a new study.
PARIS: The Louvre museum in flood-hit Paris said it would close on Friday to evacuate artworks held in its underground reserves as the River Seine began to burst its banks.