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2010-05-21 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the growing co-operation of auction-houses to halt the sale of recently surfaced antiquities. Authorities in Italy and Greece now have access to at least 14,000 images of antiquities that were passed onto the market over the last few decades. These photographed objects were handled by three dealers: two in Switzerland, and the third operating from London. Many of the 130 or so objects returned to Italy since 2006...

2009-09-12 13:40:30

Millions of dollars worth of original art made by the late artist Andy Warhol was stolen from a Los Angeles home, police say. Los Angeles police Detective Donald Hrycyk said 11 large portraits by the Pop Art icon were stolen from the home of noted art collector Richard L. Weisman last week, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Hrycyk, head of the police department's art theft detail, said Weisman's housekeeper noticed the Warhol collection was missing Sept. 3. Other Warhol pieces, along...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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