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Swedish museums call for panel to advise on Nazi-loot claims

Sweden’s museums are calling on the government to create an independent panel to issue recommendations on claims for art in public collections that were...

From Armour to the A-bomb: British Museum’s Japanese collection goes back...

The British Museum’s Japanese galleries are to reopen on 27 September, after closing in January for a major refurbishment. Among the new acquisitions going...

Egypt: Archaeologists discover sphinx in temple at Aswan

Egyptian archaeologists draining water from a temple in the southern city of Aswan have uncovered a sandstone sphinx likely dating to the Ptolemaic era,...

Prison Inside Me: Providing Koreans peace and solitude in a cell

Jong Hwa-Nam was looking up holiday destinations for her summer break when she came across a week-long meditation programme offered by Prison Inside Me. Instead...

Yowza! 300 new words added to Scrabble dictionary

Three hundred new words have been added to the official Scrabble dictionary, including sriracha, beatdown, zomboid, twerk, sheeple, way back, bibimbap, botnet, emoji, facepalm,...

India’s singing village, where everyone has their melody

Kongthong, India: Curious whistles and chirrups echo through the jungle around Kongthong, a remote Indian village, but this is no birdsong. It´s people calling...

Ustad and Shagird Tazia – Multan’s Ancient Tradition of Muharram Mourning

Multan has long been known for the tradition of observing the mourning in the month of Muharram with much religious reverence and paying tribute...

Chubby bamboo rats become online celebrities in China

For many people who bump into a rat the size of a small dog, one thing is for sure – they will either call...
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