A masterpiece of workmanship, the Lenox Globe measures 4.4 inches across and the hollow copper sphere is engraved in almost microscopic detail.
From a mysterious Greek tomb to revelations about King Richard, 2014 was a big year for big finds.
Earthquakes rattle Florence, raising concerns over the safety of Michelangelo's David. Continue reading →
Amateurish drawings on a 2,400-year-old coffin likely reflected a dearth of master painters in Egypt.
Sounds thought to have been supernatural, such as echoes in caves and canyons, appear to have inspired many early artists. Continue reading →
The elegant shape of the violin evolved over a period of 400 years, largely due to the influence of four prominent families of instrument makers, a new study finds.
Reclusive son of a Nazi-era art dealer who amassed a giant secret collection snuck a Monet with him into the German hospital where he died in May.
Found in the sarcophagus of a Renaissance princess, a black soldier fly raises new questions about the insect's path from America to Europe. →
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