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Another milestone has been marked in the construction of Dundee's V&A museum.
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(Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art ) The discovery, which includes images of mammoths and horses, confirms that a form of pointillism was used by the Aurignacian, the earliest modern human culture in Europe and adds weight to previous isolated discoveries, including a rhinoceros from the Grotte Chauvet in France, formed by the application of dozens of dots, first painted on the palm of the hand, and then transferred to the cave wall. Earlier this year, White's team reported the uncovering of a 38,000-year-old pointillist image of an aurochs or wild cow—a finding that marks some of the earliest known graphic imagery found in Western Eurasia and offers insights into the nature of modern humans during this period. Team scaled the Alps to scan prehistoric paintings Now, they have found another pointillist image—this time of a woolly mammoth—in a rock shelter of the same period known as Abri Cellier located near the previous find-site of Abri Blanchard.
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(Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art ) The discovery, which includes images of mammoths and horses, confirms that a form of pointillism was used by the Aurignacian, the earliest modern human culture in Europe and adds weight to previous isolated discoveries, including a rhinoceros from the Grotte Chauvet in France, formed by the application of dozens of dots, first painted on the palm of the hand, and then transferred to the cave wall. Earlier this year, White's team reported the uncovering of a 38,000-year-old pointillist image of an aurochs or wild cow—a finding that marks some of the earliest known graphic imagery found in Western Eurasia and offers insights into the nature of modern humans during this period. Team scaled the Alps to scan prehistoric paintings Now, they have found another pointillist image—this time of a woolly mammoth—in a rock shelter of the same period known as Abri Cellier located near the previous find-site of Abri Blanchard.
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Images courtesy Wellborn Muscle Car Museum. In January 2015 , and again in January 2017 , Tim and Pam Wellborn offered cars from their Alexander City, Alabama, Muscle Car Museum for sale at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction. While some feared that both sales marked the end of the museum, the opposite was true: By selling existing cars, the Wellborns could afford to purchase new inventory, thus keeping the museum fresh for visitors. After shutting down last fall to revise exhibits, the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum has announced a grand reopening, scheduled for Saturday, March 4. Tim inherited his passion for muscle cars from his father, and specifically from a 1971 Dodge Charger with a 440 V-8 that the family purchased new. It stands to reason that many of the cars in the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum are Mopars (with a heavy emphasis on the 1971 model year), since they represent Tim’s first love, but the collection also includes a variety of cars from the American big three manufacturers.
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George Sanders was honoured for gallantry in 1916. His medal was being sold along with his Military Cross and other medals. It will go on display at Imperial War Museum, London.
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Star Wars figurines, rubber ducks and Thomas the Tank Engine trains might come from different fantasy worlds, but they all have one thing in common: they were once made in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Museum of Historys three-month exhibition titled The Legend of Hong Kong Toys will open on Thursday (March 2), featuring over 2,000 playthings from the last century, with origins that can be traced back to the city. Hong Kong, once the biggest toy maker in the world, now manages the...
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Suhanya Raffel, the new head of M+, speaks in a soft, measured tone that gives the impression it takes a lot to ruffle her. But every so often, there is a steely glint. I think they are wrong, the Sri Lankan Australian says without hesitation, when asked how she dealt with opposition to a museum project in Sydney. There will always be different opinions. Handling that was my job and I was totally happy with it. I would go back to those people and say, this is why I believe...
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Kampung Pancur villager Mohd Nizam Md Noh, 42, told theSun that that there are graves and tombs everywhere, including a Chinese tomb in his house compound. "We are so used to it, and not scared of having graves all over," he said, adding that he rears chicken, has bee hives nad hope tourists and a locals will visit his village. There are many Chinese graves with engravings in Chinese stating Qing Dynasty. In Kampung Panchor, some historical remains such as the Acehnese (orang Aceh ) anchor-stone can be seen at the beach, the mausoleum of Sultan Abdul Jalil Shah at the fort of the hill as well as earthen encampment and the Raja Puteh at the top of the hill. There is a signboard by the National Museum which states the history of Panchor which was the capital of Johor from 1700-1708, and again in 1716-1718.
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Sometimes, art begets art. And sometimes, it destroys it. Case in point: just days after Yayoi Kusama's immersive Infinity Mirrors debuted at Washington D.C.'s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, a visitor crushed one of her signature pumpkins while trying to take a selfie. SEE ALSO: You can now take selfies... with your feet? A pumpkin similar to the broken pumpkin. RIP, pumpkin. Image: Mathis Wienand/Getty Images According to Artnet , a similar pumpkin sold at auction for nearly $800,000 in 2015. So this was a pretty expensive goof. The room containing the smashed pumpkin which has attracted legions of selfie-takers since it opened shut down following the incident, but fret not, pumpkin-lovers: it will reopen soon in all its Instagram-friendly glory. Read more... More about Art , Watercooler , and Watercooler
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The American company, Space X, that is running the project says that passengers will have to undergo training and medical checks. And the space curator at the London Science Museum says it's a risky venture. It's hugely dangerous. Any space mission is dangerous, full of hazards. The trick is to minimise the risk.
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The security forces are scrambling to contain the jihadist threats. In the massacres at a museum in Tunis and the beach in Sousse, 57 mostly European holiday-makers were gunned down.
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It is emotional. And it brings money with it. You have youth here that are homeless, jobless and they don't have any kind of activity. Abu Mohammad trained with Al-Qaeda in Libya along with 13 other Tunisians. He has since turned his back on the radical message. Speaking to us on condition of anonymity, he says extremists are waiting for the right conditions to carry out more terror attacks. The security forces are scrambling to contain the jihadist threats. In the massacres at a museum in Tunis and the beach in Sousse, 57 mostly European holiday-makers were gunned down. Just a short distance across the Mediterranean, Tunisia's problems are also a danger in Europe.
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.. After the murderous museum assault in Tunis in March, the Foreign Office warned of more attacks on tourists. But TUI continued to send holiday makers. Anyone who wanted to cancel was told... The coroner talked about the way travel advice by should be provided and since then, we have now got travel advice and a link to the FCI campaign on virtually every one of our pages on the website, in our brochure, and in all of our communications with customers.
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Intensive selective breeding over the past 200 years and high extinction rates among feral populations has greatly reduced the genetic diversity present in domestic goat breeds. The effect these pressures have had on Irish and British goat populations has been explored in a landmark DNA study that compared modern-day domestic and feral goats with museum specimens from years gone by.
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In the massacres at a museum in Tunis and the beach in Sousse, 57 mostly European holiday-makers were gunned down. Just a short distance across the Mediterranean, Tunisia's problems are also a danger in Europe. This is Anis Amri, swearing allegiance to the Islamic State.