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The ethics for adding ancient works to American art museum collections became substantially more stringent five years ago when the Assn. of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) decided to set the bar higher -- prompted by complaints from Italy, Greece and other...
Tags: Italy, Museums, Maxwell Anderson, Arts and Culture, Ethics
Ancient manuscripts feared to have been burned as Islamic extremists fled Timbuktu, Mali, appear to have been largely spared, researchers with the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project said Wednesday, citing local sources familiar with the collections. Sources...
ReutersSALVADOR, Brazil (Reuters) - Salvador, the third-largest city in Brazil, is the country's oldest metropolis, but it has a lower profile than party hot spot Rio de Janiero or the commercial nerve center Sao Paulo. The laid-back coastal city, which lies on...
There's nothing lovelier than getting into a bath and staying there as long as you like. And when that tub has a soul-soaring view, well, heaven. Here are some of the world's finest tubs with a tableau worthy of an amorous splurge. Post Ranch Inn, Big...
This post has been updated and corrected. Please see the notes below.As the Malian military tried to retake the storied city of Timbuktu from Islamic extremists, scholars feared for the fate of ancient artifacts and mosques that testify to its historic grandeur. Timbuktu has been threatened for months: The city was...
Look to China and the Middle East for new Fairmont hotel projects; both are in the forefront of a development boom launched by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which plans to develop more than 20 new properties in the next few years in several new destinations....
ReutersKATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, is an ancient town dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples, a riot of color and dust with clogged streets where stray cows and dogs vie for rotting leftovers beside swanky malls. The city is ringed by...
Tickets are on sale for the Aberdeen Zonta Club’s annual Rose Luncheon, which will take place at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Ramada Inn, 2727 Sixth Ave. S.E. The gathering will feature a luncheon, entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes. The...
THE BEST WAY TO MATA ORTIZ, MEXICO Train and bus from L.A. are the best options for getting to Mata Ortiz. From L.A.'s Union Station, take Amtrak to San Diego's Santa Fe Depot. Walk across the street to the San Diego Trolley's America Plaza Station...
PANAMA CITY, Panama — It's easy to be skeptical about whether a hotel that claims to be "green" is really eco-friendly when you hang up your towel to reuse it and the maid replaces it. I was happy to discover that the Tantalo Hotel in Casco Viejo, a...
Larry White photographed this fairy tale-like scene during a trip to Hallstatt, Austria, in October. He and his girlfriend, Christine Cyran, visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site to celebrate her birthday, and stayed at the Pension Sarstein, near the...
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