This week there's a possible Renaissance masterpiece on display, a stunning book of hours kept in its home country, and, believe it or not, some archaeological discoveries.
- Uzbekistan claims 'undiscovered' masterpiece by Italian Renaissance master Paolo Veronese
But Italian embassy urges caution, saying further work must be done before it can be authenticated as a real Veronese. Article by Muhammadsharif Mamatkulov at artdaily.org
- Experts uncover medieval moat in Havel Library's future seat
The trench includes some human bones. Item at the Prage Daily Monitor.
- Public Donations Help France's National Library Buy a Medieval Book of Hours
I just love books of hours, and it's just so cool that people reached into their pockets so that France could keep this gem where it was originally produced. Article by Kate Deimling at Artinfo.
- In Istanbul, A Byzantine-era fleet surfaces again
At 36 shipwrecks, it's the world's biggest shipwreck collection. Feature by Peter Kenyon at kplu.org includes three photos.
- 15th Century helmet stolen from church
Oh come on! Depressing story at Brentwood Weekly News.