The IraqCrisis listerv reported IS's destruction earlier this month of the sepulcher of the Umayyad caliph Sulaymān ibn ʿAbd Al-Malik News

Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage face new threat from fanatics

Fears grow that social media savvy Islamic State is exploiting monitors’ lists (The IraqCrisis listerv reported IS's destruction earlier this month of the sepulcher of the Umayyad caliph Sulaymān ibn ʿAbd Al-Malik) Published online: 28 August 2014
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Sicily’s Morgantina silver to return to the Met

Delicate negotiations get loan deal agreed in 2006 back on track

Published online: 29 August 2014

Sotheby’s comes out fighting ahead of auction season

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Published online: 28 August 2014

Egyptian royal jewels found stashed in bank vault

The 246-piece collection made for the Mohamed Ali dynasty, including a 44-carat diamond, will soon go on view in Alexandria

Published online: 28 August 2014

Saadiyat super tunnel will link Abu Dhabi’s big three museums

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Published online: 28 August 2014

Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea

Exhibition organised with North Korean government planned for next year

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Folkestone Triennial opens with gold rush to the beach

The Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer has buried 30 bars of gold in the beach of the town on the south coast of England for an interactive work

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Serrano’s Piss Christ stokes controversy once again

Catholic protesters in Corsica have demanded the removal of the work from a museum exhibition

Published online: 27 August 2014

Hollande promotes rising star as France’s new culture minister

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Published online: 27 August 2014

Phoenician shipwreck found off the coast of Malta could be the Mediterranean's oldest

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Published online: 27 August 2014

Chinese art buyers turn to private sales

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