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Gold coin worth $4 million stolen from Berlin museum


BERLIN A Canadian gold coin named "Big Maple Leaf" which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning from Berlin's Bode Museum. | Video

Stolen Van Gogh paintings back in Amsterdam after 14 years

AMSTERDAM Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh were unveiled, barely damaged, at an Amsterdam museum on Tuesday, 14 years after they were stolen in a mafia heist. | Video

Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull to rise again in London

LONDON An ancient Assyrian winged bull sculpture destroyed by Islamic State fighters in 2015 is to be remade from empty Iraqi date syrup cans and displayed in Trafalgar Square in London.

Art and furniture owned by collector de Balkany up for auction in London

LONDON From lavish clocks to marble top tables, more than 700 lots including art, silver pieces and furniture belonging to late businessman and collector Robert de Balkany will go under the hammer this week at an auction in London.

Paris exhibition highlights Picasso's passion for distant cultures

PARIS Pablo Picasso's lifelong admiration for art from far-flung civilizations comes to light in a new Paris exhibition featuring such pieces from the artist's collection as well as his own sketches, sculptures and paintings inspired by them. | Video

Restoration work completed on Jesus tomb site in Jerusalem

(The March 20 story deletes reference to precise sum contributed by denominations and use of titanium bolts)

Banksy hotel without a view opens to guests in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank Guests began arriving at the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem on Monday, the quirky guesthouse created by British street artist Banksy that stands a few feet away from Israel's towering security barrier in the occupied West Bank.

$60 million 'Pink Star' diamond goes back on sale next month

LONDON A 59.60-carat diamond known as "The Pink Star" is returning to auction next month and could fetch a record $60 million, three years since it was sold for even more - only for the buyer to pull out of the deal. | Video

Rodin marble masterpiece 'Andromeda' up for auction in Paris

PARIS French sculptor Auguste Rodin's newly re-discovered marble masterpiece titled "Andromeda" will be up for sale in Paris in May, auction house, Artcurial, said on Friday.

Brussels installs memorial to mark attack anniversary

BRUSSELS A Belgian artist is installing a metal sculpture shaped like rising waves near the seat of the European Union to honor the victims of the militant attacks on Brussels a year ago that killed 32 people and wounded hundreds.

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