In an attempt to stem the damage to Iraq’s cultural heritage in the wake of recent jihadist violence, the Paris-based International Council of Museums (ICOM) has released an emergency ‘Red List’ to help protect antiquities being looted and illegally exported. Continue reading
Two tourists visiting the northern Italian city of Cremona over the weekend have broken a historic sculpture in their efforts to photograph themselves in front of it.
They were trying to climb the ancient artwork, “Statue of the Two Hercules“, when part of the crown fell and smashed. Continue reading