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Archaeologists unearth thousands of clay figure offerings left by worshippers

Archaeologists excavating a hilltop sanctuary on the Aegean Sea island of Kythnos have discovered “countless” pottery offerings left by ancient worshippers over the centuries,...

Paris museum buys Impressionist masterpiece thanks to LVMH donation

A French museum has acquired an Impressionist masterpiece thanks to a huge donation from luxury goods giant LVMH. LVMH donated the 43 million euros (£38m)...

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...

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