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New species of insect 105 million years old found fossilised in amber in Teruel
Culture Thu, Sep 19, 2019

New species of insect 105 million years old found...

A SPECIES of insect estimated to be 105 million years old has been found fossilised in a chunk of amber dug up from an archaeological dig in the province of Teruel. It was found by historians from Oxford...

Highest-altitude prehistoric cave art found in Pyrénées
Culture Fri, Mar 22, 2019

Highest-altitude prehistoric cave art found in Pyrénées

PREHISTORIC cave art has been found at the highest-known altitude in Spain so far – at 2,200 metres (7,218 feet) above sea-level. Also the northernmost cave drawings ever discovered in the country, they were unearthed...

Curtain-up on Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' opera in Arizona
Culture Mon, May 21, 2018

Curtain-up on Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' opera in...

AN OPERA based upon the bizarre tale of an elderly lady's botched restoration of a 19th-century has been aired in Arizona ahead of its world première. Cecilia Giménez was 81 when, in 2012, she decided to restore...

Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' – the real one – emerges at Zaragoza antique shop
Culture Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' – the real one –...

A PAINTING of the thought to have been lost forever after it was inadvertently defaced by an 80-something parishioner has turned out to have been a copy – and the original now belongs to an antique dealer in Zaragoza....

Teruel cathedral to be restored for €1.6m
Culture Sun, Jan 10, 2016

Teruel cathedral to be restored for €1.6m

TERUEL'S iconic cathedral will be restored this year with a budget of €1.6 million. The spectacular temple was built in the late 12 century in a Romanesque style with three main naves, but by 1342 it had become a...

USA operetta based upon elderly parishioner's 'botched' fresco restoration
Culture Mon, Sep 7, 2015

USA operetta based upon elderly parishioner's...

A COMEDY operetta centred on the 'restoration' of the fresco in Borja (Zaragoza) by 85-year-old parishioner Cecilia Giménez will go live in the USA next year and be staged in the painting's home town in...

Cecilia, Ecce Homo restorer, to exhibit her works in Zaragoza
Culture Mon, Jan 20, 2014

Cecilia, Ecce Homo restorer, to exhibit her works in...

AN 82-YEAR-OLD art restorer whose unfinished work on the Ecce Homo went viral on the internet is getting ready for an exhibition of her works in the city of Zaragoza. Cecilia Giménez has already held an exhibition in...

Fresco 'ruined' by 82-year-old lady becomes international tourism sensation and raises 50,000 for charity
Culture Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Fresco 'ruined' by 82-year-old lady becomes...

AN ICONIC painting 'restored' by an elderly churchgoer which went badly wrong has turned out to be a lucky – and lucrative – mistake, says the tourist board in Borja (Zaragoza province). What could have been...

Cecilia offers to help restore Ecce Homo
Culture Sat, Sep 22, 2012

Cecilia offers to help restore Ecce Homo

CECILIA Giménez has offered to help official art restorers repair the painting of the she 'damaged'. A preliminary study of the fresco, which is on a wall in the Cathedral of Borja (Zaragoza), has shown that...

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