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Lost 18th-century Spanish galleon found near Colombia
Culture Sun, Dec 6, 2015

Lost 18th-century Spanish galleon found near Colombia

A SPANISH ship which sank somewhere in the Atlantic in the 18 century has been found off the coast of Colombia, according to the country's president Juan Manuel Santos. The set off from Cartagena de Indias on the...

Gran Canaria sand Nativity scene open to public
Culture Sat, Dec 5, 2015

Gran Canaria sand Nativity scene open to public

A CANARY Island beach has unveiled its annual 'sand Nativity scene', which can be viewed free of charge until January 6, 2016. Now a firm tradition and in its 10 year, the sand-sculpture Nativity on Las Canteras...

Guest visitors 'feel' their way round Madrid's art gallery for the blind
Culture Thu, Dec 3, 2015

Guest visitors 'feel' their way round Madrid's...

AN 'ART museum for the blind' in Madrid sponsored by the national lottery association allows visitors who cannot see the works can touch and feel them instead. Funded by the ONCE, or National Organisation for...

Forged Picassos seized in Benidorm and Granada
Culture Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Forged Picassos seized in Benidorm and Granada

FAKE Picasso paintings to the value of €160 million have been seized in two police raids in Benidorm and Granada. The five pictures were destined for sale to foreign investors, say officers involved. Two people were...

Stone art craze is 'destroying historical site'
Culture Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Stone art craze is 'destroying historical site'

AN 'ARTISTIC' new trend involving creating sculptures with stones from the Es Trucadors archaeological dig is putting its future in jeopardy, historians warn. A volunteer session is being held at the Formentera...

'New' crocodile species dating back 75 million years found in Cuenca
Culture Fri, Nov 6, 2015

'New' crocodile species dating back 75 million...

A SPECIES of crocodile hitherto unheard-of and living on earth over 75 million years ago has been discovered in a prehistoric dig in the province of Cuenca. Archaeologists working on the Lo Hueco site in the centre...

Mario Vargas Llosa condemns 'small-mindedness' of 'imposing' regional language over Spanish
Culture Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Mario Vargas Llosa condemns 'small-mindedness' of...

NOBEL Prize winning novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has slammed what he considers to be Catalunya's restrictions on speaking Spanish at the expense of the regional tongue, . The Peruvian former presidential candidate...

Ai Weiwei's only European exhibition opened in Málaga
Culture Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Ai Weiwei's only European exhibition opened in Málaga

CHINESE artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has chosen Málaga for a one-off exhibition in Europe of a series of three-metre-high bronze sculptures. features the heads of the 12 animals which represent the Chinese...

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...

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