Heritage

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

Fears grow that social media savvy Islamic State is exploiting monitors’ lists

Published online: 28 August 2014

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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

Gothic church's frescoes destroyed during restoration

Only around 3% can be saved, say heritage campaigners

Published online: 26 August 2014

Putin announces plans to make Kremlin more accessible to tourists

Russian President also proposes to reconstruct the Chudov Monastery and Ascension Convent

Published online: 22 August 2014

Paris’s historic former naval headquarters to open to public

But French government will not confirm if Qatar is still involved in the project

Published online: 21 August 2014

Augustus to rise again in Rome

The Roman emperor’s ruined mausoleum will be restored and reopened to the public

Published online: 19 August 2014

 

Steet art? Not for me, says Rome’s veteran critic

The venerable Italian art critic and curator Achille Bonito Oliva, best known as the champion of the Transavanguardia artists of the 1970s,...

In a desert far, far away…

At the end of April, visitors to Tunis were shocked to find the city streets overrun with storm troopers, bounty hunters and the worrying...

Secure sleepover

In 1971, Allen Ruppersberg opened Al’s Grand Hotel, a creative space masquerading as a flophouse inn, at 7175 Sunset Boulevard in Los...

 

Frida Kahlo remembered

A musical tribute to the Mexican artist who died 60 years ago, excerpt courtesy of The History Channel Español