- Ancient Pyramid Found in Sudan
The recent discovery of an ancient pyramid in Sudan shows that the Kushite kingdom gave Egypt significant competition.
- Italians May Have Migrated to Venice to Flee the Barbarians
The barbarian invasion of Attila the Hun may have caused a mass migration of whole populations of Roman citizens from their homes in the Italian countryside to found Venice.
- Stolen Art in Manhattan | Kingsland Art Hoard
Even though William Kingsland of Manhattan had no will and no heirs when he died in 2006, he did leave behind something else - some stolen art. Now the FBI is investigating Kingsland's art hoard.
- Treasures from the Vatican Museums will soon be coming to a town near you
Vatican Splendors, an exhibition from the Vatican Museums, may be coming to a town near you if you live near Florida, Ohio or Minnesota. Closer than Rome anyway.
- Claude Monet Painting Damaged By Vandals
A famous Claude Monet painting was attacked by vandals in Paris' Orsay Museum on October 6, 2007.
- Van Gogh Painting A Fake
The National Gallery of Victoria's Van Gogh painting in Melbourne is a fake.
- Italian Renaissance Murder Mystery: Deaths of Pico Mirandola and Poliziano
Italian Renaissance Neoplatonist philosophers Pico Mirandola and Poliziano were exhumed recently to solve a 15th-century murder mystery.
- Aztec Pyramid Ruins Found in Bad Neighborhood
Aztec pyramid ruins have been found in Mexico City beneath the crowded urban sprawl of a crime-ridden neighborhood.
- Seven Wonders of the World Vote
After 100 million votes, the new Seven Wonders of the World has been announced.
- Bargello Museum To Give David by Donatello A Facelift
David by Donatello to undergo laser cleaning technique.
- Possible Sandro Botticelli Fresco Painting Found in Hungarian Castle
It comes as a surprise to the art world that a possible Sandro Botticelli fresco painting has been found in a ruined castle in Hungary.
- Reconstructed Pigments May Restore Ancient Egyptian Paintings Like Those in King Tut's Tomb
Ancient Egyptian paintings like those in King Tut's tomb may be restored by reconstructed pigments being developed by an Italian lab.
- Roman Gladiator Mosaic Found
Archaeologists have found a Roman gladiator mosaic outside Rome in the private arena of the imfamous Roman emperor Commodus where gladiators trained and fought for the pleasure of the emperor.
- Venus of Cyrene May Return to Libya
The famous Venus of Cyrene may return home to Libya, yet many feel that Italy is being systematically looted of its 'naturalized' artistic heritage.
- Botticelli Madonna and Child Painting Sold at Auction for $7.5 Million
This Botticelli Madonna and Child painting recently sold at auction for a paltry $7.5 million? That's a hefty price tag, right? Wrong!
- $50M Bernini Sculpture Donated to Gallery in Toronto
A Bernini sculpture worth $50M by Italian Baroque master Gian Lorenzo Bernini has found a new home. Bernini's masterpiece was donated in January 2007 to a gallery in Toronto.
- Ancient Greek Theater Unearthed in Athens
Scholars and archaeologists have found the remains of the ancient Greek theater of Acharnae in a suburb of Athens after a 200 year search.
- EBay Auction of Unsigned Art Nets Over $600,000
Imagine being from a middle-class family struggling to pay college tuition for your daughter, then having a $600,000 eBay auction windfall fall into your lap.
- Viking Boat Burials Found in Norway With Treasure Intact
Danish archaeologist found two Viking boat burials in Norway in January, 2007 with treasure intact.
- Easter Island Moia May Have Unwanted Family
The Easter Island moia, gigantic monolithic statues associated with the Polynesian culture, may soon share the island's limited space with a whole gaggle of new unwanted family members.
- Reopening of Nero's Domus Aurea Pleasure Palace in Rome
ROME (12/19/2006) - It was announced today that Nero's pleasure palace, the Domus Aurea or Golden House, closed for over a year, will reopen next month for public visitation.
- New Aztec Information: Monolith May Be Headstone
New Aztec information: Archaeologists suggest that the monolith uncovered in October, 2006 in the heart of Mexico City may actually be the headstone of an Aztec ruler.
- Fine Art Auction of Nazi Looted Art Reaps a Huge Windfall for Heirs
A fine art auction in New York of Nazi looted arts reaps a huge result for Christie's Auction House bringing in sales of $491,472,000, called the biggest fine art auction in history.
- Jackson Pollock Painting Sets New Auction Record
A Jackson Pollock painting, if rumors are true, has just been sold to an art collector for a whopping $140 million, breaking records for the highest amount ever paid for a painting.
- Marble Bust Sculpture of Aristotle Found in Athens
This marble bust sculpture portrait of Aristotle of the Roman-era is said to the "the best-preserved likeness ever found" by Alkestis Horemi, senior archaeologist of conservation and archaeological work on the site of the new Acropolis Museum
- Art Controversy: Getty Changes Its Acquisition Policy
The world's richest museum, the J. Paul Getty, has been embroiled in a recent art controversy with Italian authorities and has agreed to return disputed antiquities.
- Stolen and Looted Art of the Nazis Now Databased for Researchers
A new database of stolen and looted art has been created to help reunite the victims and famlies of the Holocaust with their property which was confiscated by the Nazis in Austria in WWII.
- World's Oldest Western Text Published, Greek Derveni Papyrus Scroll
An ancient Western papyrus scroll, the Derveni Text, has been published 44 after its discovery, and called the greatest evidence of Greek philosophy and religion since the Italian Renaissance.
- Picasso Art Work, La Reve, Damaged by Enthusiastic Owner
Imagine owning a famous Picasso art work worth $139 million and damaging it in front of witnesses. That's what happened to Steve Wynn who paid a small fortune for his famous Picasso art work.
- Aztec Artifact: Largest Aztec Idol Ever Found
The Aztec artifact discovered on 10/04/2006, probably the largest Aztec idel ever found, may actually be of greater historical significance than the altar found with it.
- Aztec People Used Altars Like This for Human Sacrifice
The Aztec people would have used stone altars like this in their human sacrifice rituals.
- Celtic Medieval Manuscript Found in Peat Bog
1,200 year old Celtic medieval manuscript was found in Ireland by man bulldozing property.
- Baldasar Castiglione Rides Again!
Renaissance writer and courtier Baldasar Castiglione will be resurrected temporarily to serve as a 3d-animated tour guide for the High Museum in Atlanta in October, 2006.
- New Excavation: Roman "Reversed" Mosaic Bacchus Image
This newly discovered Bacchus image decorated the dining room of some wealthy ancient Roman and features an image appearing one way as a beardless young man, and reversed as a bearded, bald old man.
- Stolen Art: Munch's Scream Recovered
Stolen art work Munch's Scream recovered after a two year absence. This story unlike many other tales of stolen art has a happy ending.