1031 GMT October 19, 2019
‘Salvator Mundi’ absent from Leonardo da Vinci show
‘Salvator Mundi,’ the world’s most expensive painting, failed to show up in a major Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre, despite a request by the Paris museum to borrow the controversial work.
Three Iranian short films to vie at Baku festival
A lineup of three Iranian short films was scheduled to take part at the Baku International Short Film Festival in Azerbaijan.
Iran’s ‘The Last Fiction’ joins Oscars' Animated Feature competition
Iranian animation ‘The Last Fiction’, written and directed by Ashkan Rahgozar, joined the list of 32 contenders for Best Animated Feature at the 92nd Academy Awards.
British Museum brings ancient Maya staircase back to life — and back to Mexico
An ancient Maya monument damaged by erosion was brought back to life at a temple site in Mexico after a new version was recreated with 3D printing technology using Victorian-era copies preserved in the British Museum.
Nigerian painting fetches £1.1 million after Google search
A painting by the Nigerian artist responsible for the ‘African Mona Lisa’ sold at auction in London for £1.1 million after the family who owned it googled the signature and realized its importance.
Stockholm Achievement Award presented to Iran's Ma'adi
Iranian actor, director and screenwriter Payman Ma'adi is to receive the 2019 Stockholm Achievement Award, according to the Swedish Sydsvenskan newspaper.
Iran receives six nods at Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Iranian films received a total of six nominations with five titles at the 13th edition of Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Australia.
Human remains and ‘lavish’ jewels unearthed at ancient burial site in England
Skeletons and ‘lavish’ artefacts have been unearthed at an historic burial site in Lincolnshire, in eastern England.
Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo share Booker Prize 2019
The judges of this year’s Booker Prize have “explicitly flouted” the rules of the august literary award to choose the first joint winners in almost 30 years: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo.
Egypt: Archeologists uncover 20 ancient coffins in Luxor
Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry said archeologists uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor.
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