Archaeologists discover two Mayan cities in Calakmul

Lagunita and Tamchen pose new questions about the diversity of Pre-Colombian culture

Published online: 22 August 2014

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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

The birth of Impressionism calculated to the nearest minute

Using the position of the sun and the time of high tide, an astrophysicist pinpoints when Monet put brush to canvas

Published online: 21 August 2014

Osama bin Laden’s family buys into Italian marble firm

The Saudi construction group is the first foreign investor to enter the traditional Italian industry

Published online: 21 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

Gwangju Biennial president resigns in censorship row

Work depicting South Korean president assailed by the families of ferry disaster victims removed under pressure from local government

Published online: 20 August 2014


The talking statues of England

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Khaled Jarrar finally leaves Palestine for Finland

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Monika deconstructs Mies

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Jean Paul Gaultier hits the streets in London

As his show opens at London’s Barbican this week, the French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier talks to the curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot about his early work and his love for the UK city. In the 1970s, Gaultier remembers spotting a poster with bright red lips and dripping blood on the Kings Road plugging The Rocky Horror Picture Show—an aesthetic he says you can see in his own clothes.