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Architecture

From riches to ruins: Ancient Greeks 'stored millions in cash' in Parthenon attic
While Greece has become the first developed nation to default on its international obligations, archaeologists believe they have discovered the place where ancient Greeks may have once kept millions in silver and gold.

01.07.2015 10:35

Proposed copyright bill could outlaw holiday snaps of EU landmarks
A proposal for a new law brought before the European Parliament could outlaw online posting of photographs that include famous tourist attractions, if they are still under copyright.

24.06.2015 12:27

​Flames burst through roof: Blaze engulfs historic basilica in Nantes, France (VIDEO)
A strong fire swept through the historic basilica of Saint Donatien in the city of Nantes, western France, on Monday morning. The startling images of the blaze engulfing the roof have appeared on social media.

15.06.2015 10:29

Adieu my love! Up to 1 million 'love locks' removed from famous Paris bridge (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Paris authorities removed hundreds of thousands of metal padlocks from iconic Pont des Arts bridge in front of the Louvre on Monday, with the new anti-romantic token ban possibly breaking millions of hearts around the world - for security reasons.

01.06.2015 15:12

Chinese Catholics, Protestants slam new architectural law, banning crosses on rooftops
Catholic and Protestant leaders in China have criticized legislation drafted by Zhejiang province, home to a large Christian community, to reduce the quantity of Church crosses across the province and ban their placement on rooftops.

15.05.2015 15:03

Topping 1 WTC: New skyscraper to become NYC’s tallest at 1,795 feet
The New York skyline is set to become even taller. The planned Nordstrom Tower received a height boost, which at 1,795 feet (547 meters), will make it not just the tallest building in Manhattan, but also in the whole of the Western hemisphere.

12.05.2015 08:23

Lighthouse of Alexandria: Ancient wonder of the world to be rebuilt in Egypt
The Lighthouse of Alexandria - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - will be rebuilt at its original location, according to Egypt’s Supreme Antiquities Council that announced its approval.

08.05.2015 04:19

​Top of the polls: Britain’s wackiest election voting stations
Up and down the country village halls and primary schools are playing host to voters trying to sway the election for their favored MPs. But off the beaten track are some polling stations which have more than a few quirks.

07.05.2015 10:34

'Before' & 'After' images of Nepal's key landmarks show scale of devastation (PHOTOS)
A number of Nepal's iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites and landmarks, including the Dharahara Tower built for a queen, have been destroyed following the earthquake that hit the country Saturday morning, killing over 3,300 people.

26.04.2015 09:03

Artifact destruction by ISIS is act of ‘heritage terror’ – Islamic art professor
Whether they’re authentic or not, videos of Islamic State militants destroying ancient artifacts at Iraq’s Mosul Museum and elsewhere are “propaganda videos” meant as “heritage terror,” an Islamic art professor told RT.

26.03.2015 01:46

​Great Scot! Irish holiday destination advertised with… a Scottish castle?
A competition advertising a luxury break in Ireland attracted the mirth of online viewers, who realized the holiday was being publicized with a picture of one of Scotland’s most famous castles.

20.03.2015 11:06

Moscow’s landmark 16th century Novodevichy Convent on fire (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Emergency crews have extinguished a fire that raged for three hours at Moscow’s iconic Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent. The blaze was concentrated on scaffolds surrounding the convent’s bell tower. Authorities are currently estimating the damage.

15.03.2015 20:34