Hundreds of years before asbestos became ubiquitous in the construction industry, Byzantine monks used the fibrous material in plaster coatings underlying their wall paintings.
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As restorers work to revitalize a painting by 16th-century Mannerist Jacopo Pontormo, surprising details emerge.
Newly uncovered portraits of William Shakespeare are compared with the established depictions of the bard.
The two previously unknown portraits reveal the bard at a young age and then toward the end of his life.
The ancients didn't just draw bison and mammoths: they drew spiders in webs, too.
Artistic portrayals of Jesus have seemingly come to a consensus, though his image has changed over the centuries.
$1.3 billion in Nazi-looted art was discovered in 2011, reports German media.
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