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Maximus the T. rex’s skull predicted to fetch $15 million at auction

A Tyrannosaurus rex skull unearthed in South Dakota is expected to sell for at least $15 million at an auction in New York next...

Auction of art from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s estate could raise £842m

Some 150 artworks from the collection of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen will be auctioned at Christie’s in New York this autumn and are expected...

Berlin to start repatriating looted art to Nigeria this year

The body overseeing Berlin’s public museums has said it will begin repatriating hundreds of Benin Bronzes this year, after finalising an agreement with Nigeria...

Germany and Nigeria to sign accord on returning Benin Bronzes

Germany and Nigeria are set to sign an agreement in Berlin on Friday paving the way for the return of important sculptures known as...

Cartoonist’s fatal car crash in Sweden an accident, authorities say

The police car crash in Sweden that killed artist Lars Vilks was an accident, Swedish authorities have said, not a targeted attack on the...

Replica of famed prehistoric cave to open in Marseille

A permanent virtual exhibit of one of France’s most famous prehistoric sites, the undersea Cosquer Cave, is set to open its doors as concerns...

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...

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