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Stolen Van Gogh paintings back in Amsterdam after 14 years

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AMSTERDAM Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh were unveiled, barely damaged, at an Amsterdam museum on Tuesday, 14 years after they were stolen in a mafia heist. | Video

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Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull to rise again in London 21 Mar 2017

LONDON An ancient Assyrian winged bull sculpture destroyed by Islamic State fighters in 2015 is to be remade from empty Iraqi date syrup cans and displayed in Trafalgar Square in London.

Art and furniture owned by collector de Balkany up for auction in London 22 Mar 2017

LONDON From lavish clocks to marble top tables, more than 700 lots including art, silver pieces and furniture belonging to late businessman and collector Robert de Balkany will go under the hammer this week at an auction in London.

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Restoration work completed on Jesus tomb site in Jerusalem 21 Mar 2017

(The March 20 story deletes reference to precise sum contributed by denominations and use of titanium bolts)

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Banksy hotel without a view opens to guests in Bethlehem 20 Mar 2017

BETHLEHEM, West Bank Guests began arriving at the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem on Monday, the quirky guesthouse created by British street artist Banksy that stands a few feet away from Israel's towering security barrier in the occupied West Bank.

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$60 million 'Pink Star' diamond goes back on sale next month 20 Mar 2017

LONDON A 59.60-carat diamond known as "The Pink Star" is returning to auction next month and could fetch a record $60 million, three years since it was sold for even more - only for the buyer to pull out of the deal. | Video

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Rodin marble masterpiece 'Andromeda' up for auction in Paris 17 Mar 2017

PARIS French sculptor Auguste Rodin's newly re-discovered marble masterpiece titled "Andromeda" will be up for sale in Paris in May, auction house, Artcurial, said on Friday.

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Brussels installs memorial to mark attack anniversary 15 Mar 2017

BRUSSELS A Belgian artist is installing a metal sculpture shaped like rising waves near the seat of the European Union to honor the victims of the militant attacks on Brussels a year ago that killed 32 people and wounded hundreds.

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Marx's German birthplace to accept controversial Chinese statue 14 Mar 2017

BERLIN The German city of Trier has decided to accept a towering statue of Karl Marx from China marking next year's 200th birthday of the founding father of communism, despite some suggestions it sends a bad signal to Beijing over its human rights record.

Get your own facts, ignore media, Palestinian artist Halaby tells successors 14 Mar 2017

Palestinian painter Samia Halaby has blunt advice for aspiring Arab artists – get your inspiration first-hand, whether from ordinary people or historical documents, avoiding the "lies" of the media.

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