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Largest digital library on earth for the blind opens
Culture Sun, Oct 13, 2019

Largest digital library on earth for the blind opens

THE BIGGEST digital library on earth in the Spanish language adapted for the blind has just opened, with over 64,000 works accessible to anyone in the world with serious vision problems. According to the Spanish...

Twitter campaign gets stored Prado painting on show
Culture Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Twitter campaign gets stored Prado painting on show

The Prado Museum has announced that 'El Cid', a spectacular oil on canvas by French artist Rosa Bonheur, which has been in storage at the museum for over 100 years, is now finally on show. The painting was a...

Granada Jazz festival celebrates 40th anniversary
Culture Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Granada Jazz festival celebrates 40th anniversary

The International Jazz Festival of Granada celebrates its 40th anniversary next month with a programme that will pay special tribute to the late Celia Mur and will feature stars like Lizz Wright, Charles McPherson and...

U2's Bono presents Penélope Cruz's Donostia Prize for lifetime achievement
Culture Sat, Sep 28, 2019

U2's Bono presents Penélope Cruz's Donostia Prize...

'ALMODÓVAR Girl' Penélope Cruz has become the youngest-ever actress to be awarded the Donostia Prize for lifetime achievement at San Sebastián Film Festival – the greatest distinction possible at the star...

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...

Debate over future of Mazarrón's 2,700-year-old boat
Culture Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Debate over future of Mazarrón's 2,700-year-old boat

HISTORIANS are trying to decide what to do with a Phoenician boat found off the coast of Mazarrón (Murcia) and have opted to leave it on the sea bed for the moment. Dating back to the seventh century BC, the craft –...

Valencia picked as World Design Capital 2022
Culture Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Valencia picked as World Design Capital 2022

VALENCIA has been chosen as World Design Capital 2022, taking over from Lille, France and joining former capitals Helsinki, México DF, Taipei and Seoul. It has beaten the Indian metropolis of Bangalore which, by the...

Man finds Roman burial chambers in his back garden
Culture Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Man finds Roman burial chambers in his back garden

A SEVILLA man having his house extended has unearthed an almost completely intact Roman funerary chamber in his garden. José Avilés – known to friends and family as 'Pepe' – who lives in the town of...

Drought uncovers submerged 'Stonehenge-like' megaliths
Culture Fri, Aug 23, 2019

Drought uncovers submerged 'Stonehenge-like'...

A PREHISTORIC burial site nobody remembered existed has suddenly emerged in the province of Cáceres after the drought caused a river to run dry. Based in the Valdecañas reservoir in the village of Peraleda de la Mata...

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