Battle royale: Fontainebleau aims to rival Versailles after €115m funding boost

The French stately home Bonaparte called “the true abode of kings” is about to get a 12-year overhaul

Published online: 29 January 2015

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Tut-tut: Cairo museum relocates head of restoration after ‘botched’ Tutankhamun repair

Illham Abdel Rahman moved to museum in Bulaq

Published online: 28 January 2015

Scholars meet in Mali to save Timbuktu’s remaining manuscripts

Three-day symposium is supported by the UK government

Published online: 28 January 2015

Israel’s West Bank barrier will not run through Palestinian world heritage site

But the Vatican is concerned that the planned barrier will still encroach on nearby Bethlehem properties

Published online: 25 January 2015

Archaeologists shake off their shovels at Bard’s last home

Public invited to watch as dig resumes in Stratford-upon-Avon

Published online: 22 January 2015

Pompeii to stage exhibition of objects returned by tourist-looters

Ancient artefacts are often sent back by post, along with guilty-conscience confessions

Published online: 22 January 2015


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