Culture

UNESCO to consider German theatres for intangible cultural heritage - 04/04/2018

COLOGNE (dpa)- The German government has filed an application to have the country's theatres and orchestras added to UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, its Bonn-based German Commission...

2,500-yr-old mummy found in 'empty' Egyptian coffin in Sydney Uni - 03/31/2018

SYDNEY, Subel Bhandari (dpa)- Scientists in Australia have discovered the remains of a mummy in an elegantly carved 2,500-year-old coffin that was previously thought to be empty. Sydney University's...

Leipzig Book Fair to allow 'unprejudiced look' at Romania - 03/21/2018

LEIPZIG, GERMANY, Bill Heaney and Andre Jahnke (dpa)- The Leipzig Book Fair, the second-largest such event in Germany, opens to visitors on Thursday with a focus on Romania. Speaking at the event,...

Two new drawings added to Van Gogh collection - 01/16/2018

Amsterdam - The collection of art by Vincent Van Gogh just got a little bigger, after two new drawings were attributed to the Dutch painter.   "The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry," dating...

Vandals damage 115-million-year-old dinosaur footprint near Melbourne - 12/21/2017

SYDNEY (dpa)- Vandals have damaged a 115-million-year-old dinosaur footprint imprinted in rock near the southern Australian city of Melbourne, local media reported Wednesday. Park rangers discovered...

German museum celebrates ancient Etruscan culture as innovation force - 12/16/2017

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY (dpa)- A German museum unveiled on Wednesday a new exhibition celebrating the role of Italy's ancient and rich Etruscan culture as a force for innovation. "The Etruscans - World...

'You feel really proud': Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors - 11/11/2017

  Several visitors said they had waited two hours to be allowed into the futuristic building in the Gulf state. They weren't disappointed. Many were impressed by the 180-metre-long dome,...

Auschwitz trial tapes and papyrus edict awarded heritage status - 10/30/2017

Darmstadt, Germany - Files and recorded tapes from the first of a number of Auschwitz trials in Frankfurt in the 1960s were awarded special heritage by UNESCO on Monday as part of its "Memory of the...

Lincoln in the Bardo wins 2017 Man Booker Prize - 10/18/2017

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders is named winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Lincoln in the Bardo is the first full-length novel from George Saunders, internationally renowned...

Margaret Atwood honoured with German literary prize in Frankfurt - 10/15/2017

Frankfurt - Canadian author and activist Margaret Atwood, known for the best-selling novel "The Handmaid's Tale," was honoured Sunday with the Frankfurt Book Fair's acclaimed Peace Prize of the...
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