Energy group gives €12m to restore L’Aquila basilica

Mayor of earthquake ravaged town praises Eni for “adopting” the national monument

Published online: 04 September 2014

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Garage saves history of art underground

Moscow museum creates Russia’s first uncensored library of contemporary art

Published online: 03 September 2014

How the slave trade shaped the Baroque

As Catholicism spread across the colonies, slaves and freedmen created a uniquely Brazilian style

Published online: 02 September 2014

Neo-Classical falls foul of Brazil’s love of Baroque

Country seeks to preserve Baroque and Modern buildings but still fails to fund restoration of its disappearing 19th-century heritage

Published online: 01 September 2014

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

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


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In a desert far, far away…

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Frida Kahlo remembered

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