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Islamic Wing Opens at Louvre in Paris

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the world’s best-known museums is opening a wing dedicated to Islamic art, its first major addition in a generation. The Louvre in Paris opened its Islamic wing Saturday, featuring thousands of Islamic artifacts dating from the 7th to the 19th century. The artifacts come from around the world, demonstrating the breadth of Islamic […]

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First US Space Shuttle Goes on Public Display

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Thursday marks the beginning of a new mission for the U.S. space shuttle Enterprise, as it goes on public display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. The nation’s first space shuttle is housed in an inflatable dome, suspended about 300 centimeters in the air above the deck of the […]

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US Breaks Ground on African American Museum

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The National Mall in Washington is getting a new, long-awaited museum dedicated to the experience of African Americans. U.S. President Barack Obama and other dignitaries – including former first lady Laura Bush – helped break ground Wednesday on the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Obama called on the museum to serve […]

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Robbers Steal Olympic Artifacts from Greek Museum

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek police say armed robbers have stolen about 60 ancient artifacts from a museum in Olympia. The city’s mayor, Efthimios Kotzas, told reporters that two masked assailants overpowered a museum guard Friday and seized valuable bronze and pottery artifacts from the museum dedicated to the ancient Olympic games. “Two armed assailants went in during the […]

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Robbers Steal Olympic Artifacts from Greek Museum

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek police say armed robbers have stolen about 60 ancient artifacts from a museum in Olympia. The city’s mayor, Efthimios Kotzas, told reporters that two masked assailants overpowered a museum guard Friday and seized valuable bronze and pottery artifacts from the museum dedicated to the ancient Olympic games. “Two armed assailants went in during the […]

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Robbers Steal Olympic Artifacts from Greek Museum

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Greek police say armed robbers stole at least 60 ancient artifacts from a museum in Olympia early Friday. Police say the thieves overpowered a museum guard Friday and seized valuable bronze and pottery artifacts from the museum. Authorities are have not attached a dollar value to the theft. A search continues for the robbers. Ancient […]

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New Museum Recalls US Internment of Ethnic Japanese in 1940s

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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A new U.S. museum recalls what life during World War Two for thousands of people of Japanese descent the American government interned in camps, out of fear that they might sabotage the country’s war effort. Within months of Japan’s surprise attack on (Pearl Harbor) Hawaii on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nearly […]

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China’s Palace Museum Faces Criticism After $15 Million Mishap

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Palace Museum in China’s historic Forbidden City is under scrutiny after admitting one of its workers broke a priceless centuries-old relic. The museum says a 1,000-year-old piece of porcelain was destroyed in early July when a laboratory researcher used a machine to run tests on it. The porcelain, valued at more than $15 million, […]

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Israel Approves Jerusalem Museum Project Despite Muslim Objections

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The Israeli government says it has given final approval to the construction of a museum over part of an ancient graveyard in Jerusalem – a project delayed for years by objections from local Muslims. Israeli interior ministry spokeswoman Efrat Orbach says the Museum of Tolerance received a permit on Tuesday and construction can begin immediately, […]

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