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Second-hand shop find turns out to be ancient Roman bust

A marble bust that a woman bought for about 35 dollars (£28) from a second-hand shop is temporarily on display at a museum in...

Rubens masterpiece Portrait Of A Lady sells for £2.6m

Peter Paul Rubens’ 17th century masterpiece Portrait Of A Lady has sold for the equivalent of £2.6 million at a Warsaw auction, becoming the...

Terracotta lovers still in tender embrace after 2,500 years

A pair of terracotta lovers caught in a tender embrace for 2,500 years are getting some Valentine’s Day TLC from Italian cultural officials. One of...

Out of this world: 555.55-carat black diamond lands in Dubai

Auction house Sotheby’s Dubai has unveiled a diamond that is literally from out of this world. Sotheby’s calls the 555.55-carat black diamond – believed to...

Spider-Man comic page sells for record £2.44m

A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book has sold at a US auction for a record 3.36 million dollars (£2.44...

New hi-tech photo brings Rembrandt’s Night Watch up close

Rembrandt van Rijn’s iconic and huge painting The Night Watch is now also a supersized museum photo delivered right to your laptop in unsurpassed...

Rare Superman comic book fetches stellar price at auction

A rare copy of a Superman comic book that sold for a dime in 1939 has been purchased for 2.6 million dollars (£1.96m) in...

Marie Antoinette bracelet and Kobe Bryant trainers among auction items in Geneva

A diamond bracelet that once belonged to France’s Marie Antoinette is among the featured items in auctions of jewellery and other collectibles next week...

World’s biggest triceratops skeleton sells for £5.5m in Paris

The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, known as “Big John”, has been sold for 6.6 million euros (£5.5 million) at a Paris auction house. The enormous...

Van Gogh painting sells for £11.2 million in Paris

A rare painting by Vincent Van Gogh was sold at auction by Sotheby’s Paris for 13.1 million euros (£11.2 million). The sale of Street Scene...

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