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Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath...

AAD REPORTS 18/01/2018The lower sea levels this complex was built around, make this really really old. More than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of a naturally pyramid-shaped promontory on the Greek island of Keros. They shaped it into terraces...[Read More]

National Galleries of Scotland launch public...

AAD REPORTS 08/01/2018From today (Monday 8 January 2018) members of the public are invited to comment on the second iteration of the National Galleries of Scotland’s Gaelic Language Plan.  The five-year plan for 2018-23 has been developed in line with the Gaelic...[Read More]

British Castles for Rent

AAD REPORTS 03/01/201813 British Castles You Can Rent For Under $100 Per Night. Explore all these British Famous castles and be the first of your friends to live like royalty. To see...[Read More]

Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Moulin Rouge,...

AAD REPORTS 03/01/2018Moulin Rouge, Photo c.1910 - Follow old-paris-photos on Instagram Eugène Galien-Laloue (1854-1941), Le Moulin Rouge au Soir, Paris - 1906 You may also like to visit: *  Flatiron, New York *  Loch Coruisk, Scotland *  The Colosseum,...[Read More]

Germany's Green Belt was a 'death zone' during the...

AAD REPORTS 31/12/2017Former cold war no man's land thrives  as a green belt in Europe. MITWITZ, Germany — A handful of crumbling Cold War-era watchtowers peek out of forests and meadows at what was once the border separating East and West Germany. For nearly 40...[Read More]

Heirs to the British Throne - British Order of...

AAD REPORTS 26/12/2017Here's who will take the throne after Queen Elizabeth II. To read more on Elle: You may also like to read: *  Prince Philip in Quotes * ...[Read More]

Old Venice in Motion and Color

AAD REPORTS 23/12/2017 Queen City of the Adriatic and an artist haunt for centuries. Venice, Italy is one of the preeminent tourist destinations of the world with an estimate 18 million visitors a year based upon 50,000 per day.   James Abbot Macneil Whistler...[Read More]

Paris, Motion Pictures and the Age of...

AAD REPORTS 22/12/2017Prior to recents, this series of reuniting long lost motion pictures from the 19th century with the great paintings of the leadings had been planned. New York and London have already been completed here at AAD, so here is Paris as it was in the era of...[Read More]

Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Paris

AAD REPORTS 21/12/20171902 - First photo of lightning striking the Eiffel Tower - Follow Old Paris Photos on Instagram @old_paris_photos  Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) La Tour Eiffel 31 7/8 x 25 5/8 in. (81.2 x 65.1 cm.) Painted in Paris, 1928 You may also like to...[Read More]

Secret Designs from the Cold War

AAD REPORTS 21/12/2017The reality of nuclear weaponry and its devastation were clear as soon as the first atomic bombs were dropped during World War Two, and a US government doomsday plan had to be born. In the Cold War era, the threat of nuclear war ratcheted...[Read More]

Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Lake Keitele,...

AAD REPORTS 19/12/2017wurwag @ Lake Keitele - follow wurwag on Instagram @wurwag 'Lake Keitele' Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865–1931) @ The National Gallery London - follow The National Gallery on Instagram @national_gallery You may also like to...[Read More]

Unearthed in Rome’s New Subway: Extinct Elephants and...

AAD REPORTS 19/12/2017ROME — The ancient Romans were celebrated for their engineering feats: roads that helped expand an empire; aqueducts that quenched throngs and supplied lavish fountains; monumental bridges, some of which are still in use today. So it seems apt that a...[Read More]

Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Coast of Italy

AAD REPORTS 16/12/2017 Indre Kalts @ Porto Venere - Follow Indre on Instagram @IndreKalts Porto Venere Spezia Italy by William Stanley Haseltine (1835-1900) - Dayton Art Institute You may also like to visit: *  Bahamas  *  Loch...[Read More]

It seems official, UKip is too drunk to take out their...

AAD REPORTS 16/12/2017Who is the more drunk, Farage or Juncker? Answer: (1) Farage sobers up the next day to face reality square in the face. (2) Juncker wouldn't know or recognise reality if he stumbled over it.   'I'm 53, separated and skint': Nigel Farage reveals...[Read More]

A Christmas present for the nation

AAD REPORTS 16/12/2017“I love to share with other people the richness and the beauty of paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth century, which I have collected.” ('Collected and Reflected', Willem Baron van Dedem) The National Gallery, London ©  Press...[Read More]

Assassins killed Panama Papers journalist with text...

AAD REPORTS 08/12/2017The assassins who killed Panama Papers journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia used a fatal text message sent from a boat out at sea, according to a report. Authorities on the Mediterranean island of Malta arrested ten people for the explosion last...[Read More]

DNA of a nation revealed

AAD REPORTS 06/12/2017Major new study into DNA reveals mixed ethnic make-up of the UK. Study looked at the nation’s ethnicity dating back 500 years from 26 global regions[i] Reveals the genetic make-up of the average UK resident, and variations in English, Scottish, Welsh...[Read More]

Lost London found in Motion Pictures

AAD REPORTS 01/12/2017Early footage of London, and paintings of London as it was during visits by some of the most famous impressionist painters of the day. Atmospheric and enchanting, these paintings and footage serve as glorious visions of the London of yesteryear. Today's...[Read More]

Masterpiece, sold

AAD REPORTS 01/12/2017According to reports, Masterpiece Fair have sold 67.5% of their shares in the event to MCH group in Switzerland; the remaining shares being divided between the three founders of the annual show which is staged in London. Perhaps MCH should open a...[Read More]

Napoleon's Gold Leaf Hits €625,000

AAD REPORTS 19/11/2017A golden laurel leaf cut from the crown Napoleon Bonaparte wore to his coronation as French Emperor has been sold for €625,000 (£550,000), around six times more than the auctioneers had predicted. The leaf, which went to a foreign buyer whose identity...[Read More]

Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Eiffel Tower,...

AAD REPORTS 18/11/2017Tasha Oakley @ The Eiffel Tower, Paris - Follow Tasha on Instagram @tashoakley Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) La Tour Eiffel 31 7/8 x 25 5/8 in. (81.2 x 65.1 cm.) Painted in Paris, 1928  You may also like to visit: *  Loch Coruisk,...[Read More]

The fateful life of history's most famous female...

AAD REPORTS 19/10/2017On the morning of 15 October 1917 a grey military vehicle left the Saint-Lazare prison in central Paris. On board, accompanied by two nuns and her lawyer, was a 41-year-old Dutch woman in a long coat and a wide, felt hat. A decade earlier this woman had...[Read More]

Car bomb kills journalist behind Panama Papers...

AAD REPORTS 16/10/2017Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53 - dubbed a "one-woman WikiLeaks" - was killed as she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta A journalist who led the Panama Papers offshore tax evasion expose was killed today when a...[Read More]

Outer bands of hurricane seen over London

AAD REPORTS 16/10/2017   Art in Nature, Rare Hurricane aims at British Isles  This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch...[Read More]

Art in Nature, Rare Hurricane aims at British...

AAD REPORTS 12/10/2017This graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch (yellow). The orange circle indicates the current position of the center of...[Read More]

A Spanish Mess

AAD REPORTS 01/10/2017Catalan referendum: Riot police 'fire rubber bullets' at crowd as they block voters at besieged polling stations - latest news Spanish riot police fired rubber bullets and seized ballot boxes from polling stations in Catalonia on Sunday as...[Read More]

'Mona Lisa nude sketch' found in France

AAD REPORTS 30/09/2017A charcoal drawing housed in another art collection for more than 150 years may have been a sketch for the Mona Lisa, a French art expert says. The charcoal portrait of a nude woman, known as the Monna Vanna, was previously attributed only to Leonardo...[Read More]

Code Hidden in Stone Age Art May be the Root of Human...

AAD REPORTS 26/09/2017A painstaking investigation of Europe’s cave art has revealed 32 shapes and lines that crop up again and again and could be the world’s oldest code. When she first saw the necklace, Genevieve von Petzinger feared the trip halfway around the globe to...[Read More]

Embarrassment as Theresa May delivers speech to mostly...

AAD REPORTS 20/09/2017Why the Tories' PM screams about Trump pulling out of Paris joke accords, especially since it was Brexit that pushed her in power is an irony lost to an empty room. Theresa May suffered an embarrassing moment today as she delivered a speech to a...[Read More]

1,000-Year-Old Viking Sword Discovered In Norwegian...

AAD REPORTS 18/09/2017A reindeer hunter in the mountains of southern Norway stumbled upon a Viking sword that has survived exposure to the elements for more than 1,000 years. Einar Åmbakk found the sword because half of its blade was sticking up between stones, according to...[Read More]

Stunt no billionaire, Petra Ecclestone seeks £16m...

AAD REPORTS 20/08/2017Petra Ecclestone is seeking to enforce a £16 million prenuptial agreement to limit the divorce payout to her husband, the Central Family Court has heard. Her estranged husband, James Stunt, is seeking to prevent the ending of their six-year marriage,...[Read More]

A Long Smouldering Rumour out of the Bahamas...

AAD REPORTS 26/07/2017During a visit to Nassau in 2004 by one of AAD's reporters, it was heard that Sir Winston Churchill stuck the abdicated Edward VII under American house arrest for the duration of the war because of his pro Nazi leanings. In July of 1940, Nazi...[Read More]

Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Venice Pt.2

AAD REPORTS 20/07/2017Natalie Pack in Venice - Follow Natalie on Instagram @nataliepack William Merritt Chase, Venice - after the rain You may also like to read:  *  Old Venice in Motion and Color *  Pic of the Day - Venice, Yesterday & Today *...[Read More]

Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Venice

AAD REPORTS 18/07/2017Natalie Pack in San Marco Square, Venice - Follow Natalie on Instagram @nataliepack Pierre Auguste Renoir, Piazzo San Marco, Venice Maurice Brazil Prendergast, Saint Marks, Venice You may also like to read: *  Old Venice in Motion and Color *...[Read More]

Birds of a feather

AAD REPORTS 12/07/2017Perhaps an even bigger fraud than Mould, Stunt recently called Ecclestone an "evil dwarf", well hopefully the man that put Formula One into the major sporting series on the planet will get his just revenge when this spoiled little thug gets exposed as a...[Read More]

Master Swag: The heist is the highlight of doldrums...

AAD REPORTS 11/07/2017In a stealthy heist reminiscent of a Hollywood movie, jewels valued at up to £3 million ($3.9 million) were stolen from the booth of Geneva-based jeweler Boghossian at London’s Masterpiece Art Fair. Officials believe the theft took place overnight...[Read More]

"Brexit": Democracy in Action

Elliot Lee 26/06/2017First published 26.6.2016 “Brexit” was a triumph of democracy. Prime Minister Cameron kept his word, and delivered the United Kingdom something which the EU commissars never have, and never will. What we saw on Thursday of last week, was a democratic...[Read More]

Abandoned Italian Village

AAD REPORTS 15/06/2017In the province of Benevento in southern Italy, there once stood a village that went by the name of Tocco Caudio. The village, as is the case with many ancient Italian towns, was built on top of a long, narrow hill. The reason why this village is...[Read More]

Wake Up Call Re-visited On The Eve of Elections

Elliot Lee 04/06/2017As the UK parliamentary election looms this week, and arguably the country’s worst ever terrorist attack having just happened a short time ago in Manchester, and now, yet another attack in London, it would be fair to say that there is complete...[Read More]

Van Gogh Museum Recoveries

AAD REPORTS 27/05/2017Watch how the two missing paintings returned to their home . Follow the Van Gogh museum on instagram. You may also like to read: *  Dutch City Celebrates as Stolen Masterpieces Return...[Read More]

A Retired British Doctor Is Hoping To Trace The...

AAD REPORTS 22/05/2017A retired British doctor is hoping to trace the descendants of allied soldiers and nurses portrayed in a celebrated collection of World War One pastels. Doug Jenkinson, 70, became aware of the work of Swiss artist Eugene Burnand while exploring his own...[Read More]

Prince Philip in Quotes

AAD REPORTS 04/05/2017Editor's Note: A throw back to when men were men, and the best remarks flowed once women and children were excused from the dinner table. Britain's Prince Philip, who is to retire from public engagements at the age of 95, earned a reputation for...[Read More]

The Master of Fear

AAD REPORTS 04/05/2017Editor's note: first published in the July 2012 SD Galway match programme, then published again on Ireland's Waterford United FC website in 2013. Published here with the kind permission of the club. Bundesarchiv Bild 183 R0522 177 - ...[Read More]

Roman Marble Bust of Drusus Heads Home

AAD REPORTS 24/04/2017Roman marble bust of Drusus CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Museum of Art and the government of Italy announced Tuesday that the museum would return to Italy an ancient Roman marble portrait head of Drusus Minor after...[Read More]

Auctionata—The Fast Food of the Art World

Alessandra Massameno 06/04/2017Have you ever had a hankering for a burger? A craving so strong, so compelling, that you’d favor efficiency over quality? Maybe cost factors into it—you don’t need a $45 foie-gras-stuffed truffle burger from The Boom Boom Room to sate...[Read More]

EU boss threatens to break up US in retaliation for...

AAD REPORTS 31/03/2017EUROPEAN Union boss Jean-Claude Juncker issued a jaw-dropping threat to the United States, saying he could campaign to break up the country in revenge for Donald Trump’s supportive comments about Brexit. Take the poll to encourage Juncker to...[Read More]

Massive Gold Coin Worth Millions Stolen from German...

AAD REPORTS 27/03/2017 BERLIN (AP) — Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said. Police spokesman Stefen Petersen said thieves apparently...[Read More]

Lobster Painting Symbolises Britain Taking back its...

AAD REPORTS 27/03/2017Britain is to pull out of a deal that allows European fishing vessels access to its waters, Theresa May is expected to announce. The move would see the UK taken out of the 1964 London convention, which predates the establishment of the EU, and...[Read More]

Watch Ukraine's Largest Munitions Depot Turn Into A...

AAD REPORTS 25/03/2017Well we wonder who could have caused this to happen? Watch Ukraine's Largest Munitions Depot Transformed Into Massive Fireball    Ukraine's largest munitions depot literally blew up yesterday, sending mushroom clouds rising and rockets...[Read More]

German Design Legacy That Visually Punctuates The...

AAD REPORTS 24/03/2017Art Deco hard points dot the verdant landscape of Normandy. Stylistic as seen from above, new drone photos of indestructible German pillboxes that linger on punctuation marks to a past which today's snowflakes could never comprehend, nor have the courage...[Read More]

Ivory trade and Why Did Greenland's Vikings...

AAD REPORTS 20/03/2017On the grassy slope of a fjord near the southernmost tip of Greenland stand the ruins of a church built by Viking settlers more than a century before Columbus sailed to the Americas. The thick granite-block walls remain intact, as do the 20-foot-high...[Read More]

Knights Templar Hiding Place in UK

AAD REPORTS 18/03/2017A stunning network of caves has been found down a rabbit hole on a farmer’s land near Shifnal in Shropshire, England. Reportedly the Caynton Caves were used by followers of the Knights Templar in the 17th century. Located less than a meter (3.3ft)...[Read More]

Abandoned London Mansion

AAD REPORTS 01/03/2017Abandoned London Mansion - Empty since 1895: To see the images: You may also like to read: *  New England Air Museum *  What’s Going...[Read More]

Trove of Dazzling Bronze Age Weapons Unearthed in...

AAD REPORTS 25/02/2017Alex Salmond's strategic stockpile found? Excavations during the construction of two soccer fields in Scotland have turned up a rare discovery — a Bronze-Age weapon hoard, including a notched bronze sword and a gold-decorated spearhead. The...[Read More]

Holt's Quarterly Gun Sale, London

AAD REPORTS 21/02/2017Renowned internationally for their quarterly sporting and gun auctions, Holts' next fine modern and antique guns sale is set to take place on Thursday 16th March in London. In the first of their main sales this year, there will be aproximatelly 900...[Read More]

Europe must not bow to U.S. spending demands on NATO:...

AAD REPORTS 18/02/2017As Americans are starting to be indignant over the swinish attitude displayed by Euro buffoon Jean-Claude Junker. How a slippery policy from a non military country keeps on fantasizing about a Euro military, while skipping NATO minimums is a venture into...[Read More]

Seven held over $72 million Amsterdam diamond heist...

AAD REPORTS 17/02/2017No statute of limitations in the Netherlands. Police "carried out, on Friday January 20 and Saturday January 21, 2017, a total of seven arrests in connection with the diamond theft at Schiphol airport in February 2005 and money laundering," the...[Read More]

England's National Past Time

AAD REPORTS 13/02/2017   This is the kind of thing that used to happen at football (not soccer) matches every Saturday afternoon back in the late 1980s, especially when the West Ham girly-boys used to visit Loftus Road (QPR). West London la la la…. Massive...[Read More]

Brexit Bill Gets Go Ahead From Parliament

AAD REPORTS 02/02/2017Editors Note: 498 to 114, a majority of 384. That is function, something lacking from the EU parliament across the channel in Brussels. Perhaps their representatives should take note of what a real legislative body can do when not subservient to...[Read More]

Bad boys of Brexit welcomed with open arms in USA

AAD REPORTS 20/01/2017Nigel Farage, Westmonster’s Arron Banks and his right-hand man, Andy Wigmore, are in the US capital attending the Presidential inauguration. On the trip the trio will also be spending time with the Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, who...[Read More]

Ruling Paves Way for Transfer of Art Trove Including...

AAD REPORTS 17/12/2016BERLIN — A German man who had stashed a trove of art that included works stolen by the Nazis was of sound mind when he bequeathed his father’s collection to the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, Switzerland, a Munich court ruled on Thursday. The...[Read More]

Ancient Greece: Huge long lost city discovered near...

AAD REPORTS 15/12/2016A previously unknown ancient city has been revealed on mainland Greece near the village of Vlochós to the north of Athens. The city walls encompass a fortified area of about 40 hectares, with a residential area taking up about 15 hectares of that...[Read More]

Da Vinci Discovery: Rare Drawing, Valued at $16m,...

AAD REPORTS 13/12/2016Leonardo - Saint Sebastian A rare drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, valued at almost $16 million, has been discovered by a French auction house. Paris-based auction house Tajan announced the discovery of “The Martyred Saint...[Read More]

Italian PM Matteo Renzi to Resign in Wake of...

AAD REPORTS 05/12/2016Editors Note: Renzi was a nice guy in a bad place. The global mood that gave us Brexit and Trump, took yet another casualty from the forces of the status quo. Political referendums may not seem like an obvious art subject, but the turmoil this signifies...[Read More]

Louvre and Leonardo

AAD REPORTS 09/11/2016On Wednesday, the Louvre Museum in Paris will unveil the hotly-anticipated restoration of Leonardo da Vinci’s St. John the Baptist (1513). The painting is considered one of the masterpieces the legendary artist crafted in his...[Read More]

Impacted Impasto, Evidence of the "Role Up"...

Robert Alexander Boyle 07/11/2016 Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), The Night Cafe, 1889, Yale University Art Gallery Headlines were made when an old friends book was mentioned in the New York Post this past Sunday. Veteran journalist picked up where we left off several years ago in the...[Read More]

High Tech Corner of the UK

AAD REPORTS 28/10/2016The Shambles: One of Britain’s best preserved Medieval streets Located in the heart of the city of York, England, the Shambles is an old medieval street, often called Europe’s best preserved, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some...[Read More]

After 950 years, Battle of Hastings Plays out...

AAD REPORTS 18/10/2016Arrows flew and swords clanged as thousands re-enacted the Battle of Hastings on its 950th anniversary on Saturday at a sold-out event marking a bloody day that changed the course of English history. The victory in 1066 by Duke William of Normandy,...[Read More]

Instagram Echoes of Artists Past

AAD REPORTS 18/10/2016S.fantine on Instagram - Follow @s_fantine French Nude Painting circa 1910 By Richard E. Miller You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls Revisited *  Flatiron Building *  Storm...[Read More]


AAD REPORTS 12/10/2016Vasa is a Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1628. The ship foundered and sank after sailing about 1,300 m (1,400 yd) into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. She fell into obscurity after most of her valuable bronze cannons were salvaged in the...[Read More]

Under Sea Wreck Founds Extraordinarily Well...

AAD REPORTS 10/10/2016Over 40 mysterious shipwrecks have been discovered in the depths of the Black Sea   An international expedition has identified the remains of ancient ships – some of which had never been seen before. The first maritime archaeology...[Read More]

Kim Kardashian West's bodyguard 'declared bankruptcy...

AAD REPORTS 06/10/2016Kim Kardashian West's bodyguard filed for bankruptcy for his German security company ten weeks ago with debts of more than €1 million, according to documents obtained by MailOnline. Pascal Duvier, 43, has been a familiar face at Mrs West’s...[Read More]

Kim Kardashian Held at Gunpoint During Paris Fashion...

AAD REPORTS 04/10/2016Kim Kardashian is reunited with Kanye in NY - flanked by security - after fleeing Paris on private jet following £8.5m jewellery robbery by gang who bound and gagged her and put a gun to her head.   Kim Kardashian has arrived back in the US...[Read More]

Brexit Divorce Lawyers Eye Up EU’s Art Collection...

AAD REPORTS 02/10/2016Britain is planning to claim a share of the EU’s 42,000-bottle cellar of wine, cognac and other spirits, its art collection and its €8.7bn property portfolio as the government gears up to haggle over Brexit with Brussels. As in any divorce,...[Read More]

Jean Claude Junker Coming Attraction: Future Now,...

AAD REPORTS 29/09/2016Editors Note: Idiotic Euro president baffled by Brexit, now confronted with the end result of stagnation, as weak demographics and bad economic policies push Europe over the edge. How does it end, not with a bang, but a whimper.... Spooky images...[Read More]

Bailout Inspectors Back in Greece as Reforms...

AAD REPORTS 13/09/2016 Frederic Edwin Church (American, Hartford, Connecticut 1826–1900 New York), 1871 - Oil on canvas @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art Editor's Note: With Greece going bankrupt, they won't be able to afford to take the Elgin Marbles back. Rumor...[Read More]

The EU's most powerful official says 'borders are the...

AAD REPORTS 23/08/2016Editor's Note: The biggest nitwit in Europe speaks. Singlehandedly the greatest mouthpiece for the dissolution of NATO only to be replaced by paper. The European Union's most powerful official says increasing border control is not how Europe...[Read More]

Irish Partition Affects Railroads?

AAD REPORTS 05/08/2016 Editor's Note: If one were to look at present WW2 railways and what we have today, the difference would be far greater. Post World War Two, the United States built these things called highways. The largest of all are called federal interstates....[Read More]

EU's Juncker Keeps Black Book on Political Foes

AAD REPORTS 02/08/2016Editor's Note: Besides Merkel's incompetence on the migrant issue, this bitter little fellow Juncker may be the best symbol of what failed Europe. A politician not elected by the populace and keeping an enemies list, personifies democracy...[Read More]

Fossil Discovery On Britain's Coast

AAD REPORTS 01/08/2016Can you say “She sells seashells by the seashore” five times fast? It’s tricky! And if you’re like most people, you’ve been twisting your tongue over that one for years. In fact, people have been trying to say it without...[Read More]

The real Van Gogh: A Genius Not Driven By Madness But...

AAD REPORTS 28/07/2016Was Van Gogh really mad? Did his madness drive his art? And did he really cut off his ear and give it to a prostitute? These are the key questions in On The Verge of Insanity at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. And the answers are: yes (sometimes);...[Read More]

Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Paris

AAD REPORTS 26/07/2016At The Window,1875 by the French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894) BONSOIR PARIS - Follow Juli Proven on instagram @juliproven  [Read More]

Turkey Cracked via Wikileaks

AAD REPORTS 19/07/2016Yesterday, 11pm Anakara Time, WikiLeaks released part one of the AKP Emails. AKP, or the Justice & Development Party, is the ruling party of Turkey and is the political force behind the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Part one of the...[Read More]

Masterpiece 2016 Lands Safely

Elliot Lee 11/07/2016It must have been a tough decision for some dealers as to whether to take part in the London Summer season 2016. With Brexit and all that that encompassed, the 2016 season was always going to assert some form of uncertainty in the market, so the dealers...[Read More]

Digs Uncover Buildings in Cyprus' 11,000-Year-Old...

AAD REPORTS 11/07/2016Recent archaeological digs have uncovered more than 20 round buildings in what is believed to be Cyprus' earliest known village, dating as far back as the 9th century B.C., the east Mediterranean island's Department of Antiquities said Tuesday. The...[Read More]

Erdogan Loses Appeal Against German Media Boss

AAD REPORTS 22/06/2016Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost a German court battle against a top media boss Tuesday when his appeal in a bitter row over free speech was thrown out. Erdogan had sought a court order to stop the Axel Springer media group's chief Mathias...[Read More]

Russian Athletes Banned From Olympic Games for Doping...

AAD REPORTS 17/06/2016Russia has become the first country in sporting history to have its athletics team banned from an Olympic games because of doping offences, in an unprecedented ruling that will increase tensions between the Kremlin and the west. The International...[Read More]

He-115 Luftwaffe Float Plane recovered from a Fjord In...

AAD REPORTS 14/06/2016Lost in December 1942, what is thought to be the only salvaged He-115 in existence, has been towed to the shore where a crane lifted it from the water. Using sonar equipment, Norwegian mappers located the aircraft in 2005, and in June of 2012,...[Read More]

Giant Rock Sphere Discovered in Bosnia Linked to...

AAD REPORTS 11/06/2016Bosnia’s “Indiana Jones” of archaeology have found a massive, mysterious sphere embedded in the ground in a forest in Bosnia. The controversial archaeologist, Semir Osmanagich, wrote in a blog that the sphere dates back more than 1,500...[Read More]

"Brexit": Unelected Neil Kinnock Shows Us...

Elliot Lee 05/06/2016 They do say that great minds think alike, so the question has to be asked, how does Prime Minister Cameron and his 'remain' camp feel about Lord Neil Kinnock being the latest signatory and call center helper in his campaign? Perhaps that big government...[Read More]

Frisky in Flooded Paris

Maura Haverly 05/06/2016The waters are rising again in Paris. After days of torrential rains, the Seine rose to 6.3 (21 feet) meters, the highest level in more than 30 years and more rain is expected. The Musee d’Orsay is closed, as is the Louvre, which is moving artwork...[Read More]

Sepp Blatter and Deputies Arranged Huge Payouts After...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2016Days after several of his colleagues were awakened in their hotel rooms by the police and arrested on corruption charges last year, Sepp Blatter, the longtime president of FIFA, made an important decision. He decided he deserved a raise. With soccer in...[Read More]

Scientists Finally Know What Stopped Mongol Hordes...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2016In 1206, Genghis Khan, a fierce tribal chieftain from northern Mongolia, began to take over the world. The khan’s ruthless tactics and loyal horde swept across Asia. One territory after another fell under the overwhelming force of the Mongol...[Read More]

Domenico Scala, FIFA's Independent Audit Committee...

AAD REPORTS 14/05/2016Statement of Domenico Scala "On the occasion of its meeting of yesterday, the FIFA Congress has delegated the election, or the dismissal respectively, of the members of the independent supervisory bodies – such as the Ethics Committee, the Appeal...[Read More]

Nothing like these Hidden Temples exist outside of the...

AAD REPORTS 05/05/2016"Show us these temples or we will dynamite the entire hillside”, threatened Italy’s state prosecutor when police had failed to locate a rumoured network of mysterious chambers buried 30 metres in the foothills of the Alps. They had been...[Read More]

Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth II

AAD REPORTS 21/04/2016Today marks the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, so we're going to go out and get drunk and celebrate. Below are a few public domain Images which we think are really special.    [Read More]

What's Driving Wall Street to the Hamptons? Fear

AAD REPORTS 03/04/2016As the United Kingdom ponders the Brexit vote, Art Tourism to Europe may drop because of perceived incompetence, that's the conclusion of CNBC on the Hamptons Real Estate Market. What's driving Wall Street to the...[Read More]

Inconvenient Anti-Doping Head Dies of a Heart...

AAD REPORTS 15/02/2016The former head of Russia's anti-doping agency Rusada has died, the organisation says. Nikita Kamaev's death comes two months after he resigned his post following a doping scandal in Russian athletics. Rusada said the cause of death was "a massive...[Read More]

3D Laser Scanners Reveal 'lost' Roman roads

AAD REPORTS 13/02/2016Archaeologists are using Environment Agency laser mapping data to rediscover hundreds of kilometres of 'lost' Roman roads. Since 1998 the Environment Agency has used lasers to scan and map the English landscape from above to help with work such as flood...[Read More]

Shed No Tears For Christie's

AAD REPORTS 26/01/2016Sotheby's are due to report earnings towards the end of February. The below is taken from the Christie's press release, sent out to media this morning. These are simply raw sale numbers which give us good insight into the macroeconomic swings of each...[Read More]

Frisky with the Medicis

Maura Haverly 14/12/2015You want to come to Paris, you know you do, for the holiday season. So much to do, so much to drink, um, see…but what exhibition to visit, that won’t leave you feeling tired and grumpy, jammed in queues snapping away at the Mona Lisa? I...[Read More]

Biennale des Antiquaires Merges With Paris Tableau

Maura Haverly 23/11/2015Paris Tableau has announced that they will be joining with Biennale des Antiquaires as of 2016, in a widely praised decision. Paris Tableau, the successful Old Masters picture fair, which was held in Paris 15 -19 November, brings with it distinguished...[Read More]