Found stolen paintings by Hans Hoffman
The stolen paintings by master of abstract expressionism Hans Hoffman (1880-1966) were found by Art Recovery International 12 years after they were stolen from an art store in Manhattan. Five…

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The most mysterious archaeological finds
From about 4000 to 2900 BC temples lived on the islands of Malta and Gozo, who left behind many temple complexes. It is surprising not only the architecture of these…

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Bone pin of Kampyrtepa fortress. From the history of hairpins

A unique antique monument – Kampyrtepa fortress, located on the right bank of the r. Amu-Darya, 30 km. south-west of Termez in the south of the Surkhandarya region of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Since 1972, his systematic research has been conducted by the Tokharistan Expedition of the Institute of Art Studies of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, under the guidance of Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Edward Vasilyevich Rtveladze. In the late 80s, an archeological detachment of the Surkhan-Darya regional local history museum worked as part of the expedition. As a result of the research, rich archeological material was obtained, which was transferred to the museum funds. Continue reading

I am a cat, mother of life

In ancient Egypt, there was a very significant cult of the goddess – the cat Bastet (Bast), which was also considered the personification of the sun and moonlight. Goddess depicted as a maiden with a cat’s head or in the form of a lioness. Bastet was considered the daughter of Osiris and Isis. Prayers were dedicated to her: “She can bestow life and strength, all health and joy of the heart,” or “I am a cat, mother of life.” In her honor, cats were worshiped, they were mummified, a mouse was laid next to the cats, so that they could have something to do and eat in the afterlife. Continue reading

Post-impressionism
Since the end of XIX - early XX centuries. a variety of new trends in French painting united under the name of post-impressionism, which deliberately opposed some of the principles…

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The history of the archaeological study of the Mayan cities
The first civilized people of America that the Spaniards encountered during the conquest of the lands of the western hemisphere were Maya. In 1517, on the rocky coast of Cape…

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The exhibition of national art opened in the "Manege"
The works of Qatari artists and photographers make up almost half of the total number of exhibits: the rest is the works of foreign authors (expats and guest artists) and…

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