Hundreds of years before asbestos became ubiquitous in the construction industry, Byzantine monks used the fibrous material in plaster coatings underlying their wall paintings.
The remains of a 1,500-year-old monastery with intact mosaics covering the floor have been revealed in archaeological excavations in southern Israel.
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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.
Imagine a cave filled with the oldest known human-painted images, dating back over 32,000 years. Trace recaps the highlights of Director Werner Herzog's trip into the ancient Chauvet Cave in "Cave of Forgotten Dreams."
Artistic portrayals of Jesus have seemingly come to a consensus, though his image has changed over the centuries.
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