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Venice may have stood for hundreds of years, but its population is recycled every few days as tourists come and go. For residents, such an influx is edging them out. ... "Venice is becoming a museum."


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The national museum may have been ransacked but the oil ministry is virtually untouched


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A treasured piece at the Dutch national museum - a supposed moon rock from the first manned lunar landing - is nothing more than petrified wood, curators say. It was given to former Prime Minister Willem Drees during a goodwill tour by the three Apollo-11 astronauts shortly after their moon mission in 1969. When Mr Drees died, the rock went on display at the Amsterdam museum.


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The bones of twelve maori people which have lain in boxes in the National Museum and Gallery of Wales in Cardiff since the 1920s have been handed over to New Zealand at a special ceremony.


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Georges Brossard has spent the last 35 years in passionate pursuit of insects - sleeping among them and even eating the odd cricket or ant.


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Global culture officials are meeting to discuss how to recover ancient treasures which they say have been stolen and displayed overseas.


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The head of an aboriginal warrior who died resisting the British colonisation of Western Australia has been laid to rest near the city of Perth. Yagan was killed by a settler in 1833 and his severed head sent to England where it was displayed in a museum.


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For lovers of ancient history, the Egyptian Museum and the priceless, cultural treasures it contains have been in alarmingly close proximity to troubles in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Following an inventory, Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass has now confirmed for the first time that artefacts were stolen during a break-in on 28 January. In a statement entitled "sad news", he lists 18 items that have disappeared. They include a...


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