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Exhibition at Musée du Quay Branly Offers the Opportunity to Discover...

PARIS.- With more than 160 exceptional items, most of which have never left their country of origin, this exhibition offers the opportunity to discover the Guatemalan Maya, one of the major civilizations that shaped the history of pre-Columbian America...

Thai Leader Defends Leaving United Nations Heritage Site Body

BANGKOK (AP).- Thailand's prime minister is defending his country's decision to quit the U.N.'s World Heritage Convention. Abhisit Vejjajiva says the group's consideration of a Cambodian plan to manage a protected temple on Thailand's border would inc...

This Year’s ART Santa Fe International Art Fair Starts July 7th

Santa Fe, NM.- Experience Matters, and for the 11th installment of the acclaimed international art fair ART Santa Fe, this phrase means an exciting week-end in the country’s second largest art market. ART Santa Fe runs from July 7-10, 2011. It all ...

Agreement Reached on the Sphinx of Hattusha

BERLIN.- Several days ago the conclusion in Berlin of German-Turkish expert discussions on the Hittite sphinx was reached. It has been agreed that the more than three-thousand year old sculpture which has survived only in part and which has been kept i...

Three Major 20th Century Works to be Sold at Artcurial’s Sale...

PARIS.- Artcurial | Briest - Poulain - F. Tajan announces the sale of three major 20th century works at their important Summer auction of Modern & Contemporary Art, to be held on 29 May 2011 at the Hôtel Marcel Dassault under the gavel of Francis Brie...

Czech Town Offers History, Castle, Beer and Bears

By: Shirley O'Bryan Smith, Associated Press CESKY KRUMLOV (AP).- Centuries of history have earned this Czech town a designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's a Bohemian beauty, tucked into a horseshoe bend on the Vltava River, with interesting ...

A Thousand Years of the Persian Book of Kings at the...

BERLIN.- UNESCO has designated the year 2010 as Millennium year of the Shahname. The Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin and the Berlin National Library are seizing the opportunity to introduce this literary masterpiece to the public with their world-renow...

The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army on View at the...

MONTREAL.- From February 12 to June 26, 2011, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army, a major exhibition of archaeological works that will take visitors on a faraway journey covering 1,000 years o...

The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army on View at the...

MONTREAL.- From February 12 to June 26, 2011, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army, a major exhibition of archaeological works that will take visitors on a faraway journey covering 1,000 years o...

Two More Walls Have Given Way Inside Pompeii’s 2,000-Year-Old Archaeological Site

ROME (AP).- Two more walls have given way inside Pompeii's 2,000-year-old archaeological site, Italian officials said Wednesday — the second collapse at the popular tourist attraction in as many days. Officials sought to play down the latest colla...

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