An ancient Roman mosaic floor has been excavated under a vineyard in Negrar di Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy, after decades of searching.
Surveyors in the commune of Negrar di Valpolicella north of Verona published images of the well-preserved tiles buried under metres of earth.
According to officials, scholars first found evidence of a Roman villa there more than a century ago.
Technicians are still gently excavating the site to see the full extent of the ancient building.
The surveyors will liaise with the owners of the vineyard and the municipality "to identify the most appropriate ways to make this archaeological treasure hidden under our feet available and accessible".
Germany first to hand back Benin bronzes looted by British. Culture minister says country is facing up to ‘historic and moral responsibility’ by returning artefacts to Nigeria.
Germany is to become the first country to hand back the Benin bronzes looted by British soldiers in the late 19th century, after the culture minister, Monika Grütters, announced it would start returning a “substantial” part of the artefacts held in its museums to Nigeria from next year.
“We face up to our historic and moral responsibility to shine a light and work on Germany’s historic past,” Grütters said after museum experts and political leaders struck an agreement at a summit on Thursday.
“The treatment of the Benin bronzes is a touchstone [of this process]”.
TAKIS exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey, London
12 May – 26 June 2021
Organised in close collaboration with the Takis Foundation - Research Center for the Art & the Sciences estate, this exhibition, the first in Europe following his death in 2019, features key works from his private collection. Including important examples from his best-known series from the 1950s to the 2000s, the selection reflects Takis’ lifelong exploration of invisible energies as a ‘fourth dimension’ in art.
Marcel Duchamp famously dubbed him the ‘ploughman of magnetic fields’, and this presentation highlights the many profound and poetic innovations of this singular, self-described ‘intuitive scientist’.