Louvre attacker identified as Dubai resident

Feb 9, 2017

Louvre attacker identified as Dubai resident

French investigators on Wednesday confirmed the identity of the 29-year-old Egyptian suspect in last week's machete attack outside the Louvre museum in Paris, a source close to the probe said. Abdallah El-Hamahmy had already been tentatively identified through phone and visa records that matched the ...

Two dead, thousands evacuated in France flood emergency

Jun 3, 2016

Two dead, thousands evacuated in France flood emergency

Torrential rain forced thousands of people from their homes south of Paris while the River Seine surged to its highest level for over 30 years in the French capital, shutting down the famed Louvre and Orsay museums and a metro line. In Evry-Gregy-sur-Yerre, south of ...

Louvre Pyramid vanishes in French street artist's optical illusion

May 26, 2016

Louvre Pyramid vanishes in French street artist's optical illusion

French street artist JR has made the famous Louvre Pyramid in Paris disappear in an optical illusion. The artist covered the huge glass pyramid with a trompe l'oeil installation that makes it seem as if the monument at the heart of the courtyard has disappeared. Tourists ...

The Louvre's spin on art history

May 12, 2015

The Louvre's spin on art history

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The futuristic-looking National Art Center Tokyo (NACT) seems like a rather unusual venue for an exhibition of mainly 17th- and 18th-century European art sourced from Paris's famous Louvre Museum. But while the Louvre's collections are very much rooted in the past, the French institution ...