China's first museum on filial piety opens

Apr 3, 2015

China's first museum on filial piety opens

What makes a good son or daughter? At China’s first museum dedicated to the topic of filial piety, the answer seems to be: almost superhuman levels of devotion and sacrifice. Respect for family elders has been a cornerstone of Chinese culture for millenniums, but ...

Baghdad museum reopens 12 years after looting

Mar 1, 2015

Baghdad museum reopens 12 years after looting

Iraq’s national museum officially reopened Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the U.S.-led invasion were recovered. The reopening was brought forward in what officials said was a response to the destruction of ...

U.S. news museum remembers slain journalist Goto

Feb 24, 2015

U.S. news museum remembers slain journalist Goto

Slain freelancer Kenji Goto is being remembered at a U.S. museum devoted to reporters and their trade. The exhibition at the Newseum news and journalism museum in Washington describes Goto, seen in a photo smiling and holding a TV camera, as a veteran war ...

Display of ancient tablets fuels looting debate

| Feb 13, 2015

Display of ancient tablets fuels looting debate

by Daniel Estrin

At first glance, the ancient Babylonian tablets on exhibit for the first time at a Jerusalem museum look like nothing more than pockmarked lumps of clay. But the 2,500-year-old treasures from present-day Iraq have become part of a thorny archaeological debate over how to ...

'I'm not an enemy': Moscow exhibit showcases Gulag

Jan 30, 2015

'I'm not an enemy': Moscow exhibit showcases Gulag

Written on cigarette packs or scraps of newspaper, embroidered with a fish bone on shreds of cloth or scratched on birch bark, clandestine letters from the Soviet Gulag were composed by any means prisoners had. Now those desperate calls from people banished to the ...

King Tut mask can be fixed: expert

Jan 25, 2015

King Tut mask can be fixed: expert

Epoxy that was used to glue a blue-and-gold braided beard back on the burial mask of Egypt’s ancient King Tutankhamun can be removed and the mask can be properly restored, a German expert summoned to Cairo to examine it said Saturday. Speaking at a ...

Italy unveils record haul of antiquities from Swiss raids

Jan 22, 2015

Italy unveils record haul of antiquities from Swiss raids

Authorities on Wednesday unveiled what they said was a record haul of rare antiquities illegally looted from Italy and discovered during raids on Swiss warehouses belonging to a Sicilian former art dealer. Police estimated the value of the 5,361 vases, kraters, bronze statues and ...