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They were Indiana Jones's most feared nemeses and scared off would-be Medusa fanciers.
 
Indian statues seized from NY auction house
Two Indian statues that are more than 1,000 years old were seized Friday from Christie's auction house after investigators discovered they had been smuggled out of the country, eventually landing in New York.
 
French gallery shows off 'new' Rembrandt work
The painting was labeled as the work of an unknown artist from Europe's "Continental School," dated somewhere in the 19th century. It had a presale estimate of US$500 to US$800 when it went to auction in New Jersey last year.
 
A 10.10 carat vivid blue diamond is expected to set the record for the most expensive piece of jewelry sold at auction in Asia despite an ongoing growth slowdown in China's economy, Sotheby's said Friday.
 
Bubble economy: Traders strike gold in champagne caps
You may pop open a bottle of champagne to celebrate something good, and perhaps you will keep the painted metal cap which secured the cork as a wee souvenir of that moment.
 
An art-and-design island: Japan's Naoshima
Because I had just emerged from the gloom of a tree-lined approach, the white stones that paved the courtyard seemed impossibly bright. Then, my eyes caught something unexpected: a flight of chunky glass steps, a very modern touch on a renovated shrine.
 
Artificial Intelligence will one day prevail but beauty of Go remains: Lee Sedol
Computers eventually will defeat human players of Go, but the beauty of the ancient Chinese game of strategy that has fascinated people for thousands of years will remain, the world champion of the game said Tuesday.
 
Documentary film makers have radar scanned William Shakespeare's grave this year as the UK celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, UK's Channel 4 said and the Daily Telegraph reported Monday.
 
U.S. billionaire and francophile Christopher Forbes' collection of artifacts from the life of Napoleon III and Napoleon Bonaparte's wedding certificate went under the hammer over the weekend, drawing numerous buyers and museums, French auction house Osenat said Sunday.
 
Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Naples on Saturday in a bid to prevent the Catholic Church gaining any control over the treasure of a local saint
 
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