18 March, 2013 | 14:41
A painting donated to the National Trust by the estate of a wealthy supporter has been identified as a previously unknown famous Dutch painter Rembrandt self-portrait worth £20m.
The painting was given to the trust in 2010 by the estate of Edna, Lady Samuel of Wych Cross, whose property developer husband was a major collector of Dutch and...
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04 February, 2013 | 14:54
Remains found beneath a council car park in Leicester have solved the 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of King Richard III, archaeologists say. (Video)
British scientists have confirmed the human remains unearthed beneath a car park in the city of Leicester are those of mediaeval King Richard III.
King Richard III is a key...
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31 January, 2013 | 15:11
A Madonna and Child painting by the Italian master Sandro Botticelli has fetched $10.4 million at Christie’s Renaissance sale in New York, setting a record for the artist at auction.
Botticelli’s tour de force, dating to the early 1490s, sold over the phone after just a few minutes of bidding. The buyer’s identity has not been...
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18 January, 2013 | 14:27
It’s tipped to become the biggest gathering of human beings on earth. Millions of Hindus have already started pouring into the northern Indian city of Allahabad for the Kumbh Mela festival.
Such a large-scale event poses unfathomable challenges for organisers, especially when it comes to sanitation.
Over 55 days, somewhere between 30 and...
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07 December, 2012 | 16:18
İnci Patisserie, one of the symbols of Istiklal Street and Beyoglu district in Istanbul falls cvictim to ambition of land title race..
The touristic Istanbul sweetshop famous for its tasty profiteroles and a symbol to Istanbul’s Beyoglu district saw its tragic end today after a local court decided to transfer its building to another...
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