Mount Sinai monks threatened with deportation

An Egyptian ex-army general wants to tear down Saint Catherine’s monastery and expel its mostly Greek monks as a threat to national security

Published online: 21 April 2014

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The embrace of the Catholic Church made more inviting

Visitors to Vatican City this Easter will see firsthand the €14m restoration of St Peter’s colonnade

Published online: 19 April 2014

Herculaneum gains ground

Buffer zone to be created with the purchase of a 5,200 sq. m plot of land near the archaeological site

Published online: 16 April 2014

The 18th century to get its lustre back at the Louvre

Closed since 2005, the museum’s period rooms reopen in June after a €26m renovation

Published online: 16 April 2014

San Francisco salon reopens its doors

After a major restoration, the 18th-century French period room is ready to receive visitors again

Published online: 03 April 2014

Re-enter the dragon

MFA Boston’s blockbuster Edo-period painting goes back on show after 20 years

Published online: 27 March 2014


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