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Remains of US Revolutionary War frigate discovered off...

AAD REPORTS 11/12/2018John Paul Jones "Give me a fast ship for I intend to sail her into harms way". Upon hearing Captain Pearson was knighted for losing his ship the Serapis, Jones said, "If I meet him on the high seas again I will make him a lord". llustration of the...[Read More]

Vive La France; Vive La Jaune Uprising

AAD REPORTS 09/12/2018Hope is alight, best seen at night from the Champs Elysees to the Hague, the real heart of Europe is burning.   Daumier, Honoré, The Uprising (L'Emeute), 1848 or later, Oil on canvas 34 1/2 x 44 1/2 in.; 87.63 x 113.03 cm.. Phillips Collection,...[Read More]

Crushing taxes en France on the third estate

AAD REPORTS 09/12/2018Crushing taxes en France on the third estate - The Yellow jackets of their day. Crushing tax on the third estate You may also like to read: *  Honore Daumier, The Uprising, France in flames *  Paris, Motion Pictures and...[Read More]

Honore Daumier, The Uprising, France in flames

AAD REPORTS 08/12/2018Perfect image to remind everybody French art history is loaded with scenes of Revolutions failed and flawed. Daumier, Honoré, The Uprising (L'Emeute), 1848 or later, Oil on canvas 34 1/2 x 44 1/2 in.; 87.63 x 113.03 cm.. Phillips Collection, Washington,...[Read More]

France fears more riots; Museums, Eiffel Tower to...

AAD REPORTS 07/12/2018A government paralyzed by fear. Rage over the Carbon tax and the rapacious nanny state send the French state into an anxiety attack. - Museums closed - Eiffel Tower closed - Another weekend of Paris in flames. PARIS (AP) — Authorities across France...[Read More]

Paris, Motion Pictures and the Age of...

AAD REPORTS 24/11/2018Prior 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]

London found in Motion Pictures

AAD REPORTS 23/11/2018Early 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]

Some ‘Game of Thrones’ locations to become tourist...

AAD REPORTS 24/09/2018Winterfell lives. Regardless of its fate in the upcoming Season Eight of Games of Throne, the sets used in Northern Ireland for Winterfell, Castle Black and Dragonstone are to become tourist attractions. Westeros fans will soon be able to step into...[Read More]

Likely birthplace of Henry VII found in Pembroke...

AAD REPORTS 17/09/2018Archaeologists believe they have identified the exact site of Henry VII’s birth in 1457 after excavations in the grounds of Pembroke Castle in Wales uncovered the remains of a massive medieval mansion worthy of one of the most famous kings of England....[Read More]

How to Spend the Night at Hampton Court Palace - You...

AAD REPORTS 16/09/2018Whether you're into macabre history or just want to live the dream of spending the night in an honest-to-goodness royal palace, a new overnight event at Hampton Court Palace could be all the inspiration you need to buy a ticket across the...[Read More]

This photographer captured what lurks beneath Europe's...

AAD REPORTS 16/09/2018SPAIN: Locals live in the caves of Barrio de Cuevas in Guadix. Located in southern Spain, Barrio de Cuevas in Guadix makes up the largest cave complex in Europe - hosting some 2,000 subterranean dwellings. The locals are known as trogloditas and have...[Read More]

Hundreds of Roman gold coins found in basement of old...

AAD REPORTS 10/09/2018Archaeologists are studying a valuable trove of old Roman coins found on the site of a former theater in northern Italy. The coins, at least 300 of them, date back to the late Roman imperial era and were found in a soapstone jar unearthed in the...[Read More]

Dinosaur DNA breakthrough as scientists recreate...

Robert Alexander Boyle 28/08/2018If they can put a full strand of dinosaur DNA back together, maybe the relics of the BADA have hope. First they have to acknowledge the mess of 2008 and those that scooted off to a different jurisdiction. Researchers at the University of Kent say...[Read More]

Buy buy Sooty!

AAD REPORTS 22/07/2018FOR PEOPLE of a certain age Sooty will forever remain a part of their childhood – as Jill Gallone found out when one of the oldest Harry Corbett puppets in existence arrived at the Derbyshire auction house where she works. “Several members of staff went...[Read More]

Treasure-hunting Belgians warned to keep pickaxes away...

AAD REPORTS 22/06/2018Treasure hunters have been urged not to dig up the cobbled streets of Ghent in Belgium after an armchair detective claimed to have cracked a code revealing the location of a stolen masterpiece. The Just Judges panel, bottom left, of the Ghent Altarpiece...[Read More]

Demonstration in London

AAD REPORTS 13/06/2018Demonstration in London   You may also like to read: *  Freedom of Speech and from the persecution of unlawful imprisonment  [Read More]

Freedom of Speech and from the persecution of unlawful...

Robert Alexander Boyle 07/06/2018Alex Boyle is based in New York USA, and writes on a variety of subjects. In an age of Politically Correct madness where pleasing everyone supercedes basic liberties, the weak frauds who inhabit the bench of the United Kingdom have imprisonsed Tommy...[Read More]

Dinosaur sells for $2 million, so why is that...

AAD REPORTS 06/06/2018The nearly complete skeleton of a meat-eating dinosaur fetched a whopping $2.36 million at the Aguttes auction house in Paris yesterday (June 4), much to the dismay of many paleontologists. The sale itself was legal — the dinosaur was dug up on private...[Read More]

The Paris Heist - follow up

Elliot Lee 24/05/2018Some of you may recall a piece we published a few weeks ago titled ‘The Paris Heist'. The link to that piece is here.  In short, a photographer Joakim Karlsson (@Joakim__Karlsson) and a travelling photo model he works closely with Julia Yaroshenko...[Read More]

Sooties Swept up, Home Office told thousands of...

AAD REPORTS 01/05/2018A Clean Sweep makes for a Better Britain! Home Office told thousands of foreign students to leave UK in error. To read more on the Financial Times: You may also like to...[Read More]

Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Moulin Rouge,...

AAD REPORTS 18/04/2018Moulin 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]

Antiquity Decoded, how DNA sequencing is changing our...

AAD REPORTS 12/04/2018How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past.   Prof David Reich of Harvard Medical School is one of the leading lights in the field of ancient DNA. His team's work has cast a new perspective on human history, reconstructing the epic...[Read More]

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

AAD REPORTS 02/04/2018"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]

London carries a cost for Sadiq Khan

AAD REPORTS 01/04/2018Jihad as a way of life, takes a toll. London murder numbers spiral higher than New York, aka the usual-suspects behaving badly. London's murder rate has overtaken New York City's for the first time ever as the twelfth person has been killed in...[Read More]

"London now more dangerous than New York...

AAD REPORTS 17/03/2018Khan's numbers show an alarming shift. Mayor sees crime spike. London is now more crime ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery and violent offences far higher on this side of the Atlantic. The latest statistics, published earlier...[Read More]

Putin's Hit Parade

AAD REPORTS 10/03/2018While Britain cleans up the chemical spill associated with a poorly executed Russian nerve gas hit, and as former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder continues to collect a hefty salary on Putin's payroll for a no show job on the Russian Nord Stream gas...[Read More]

Northern Lights from 80,000 feet

AAD REPORTS 08/03/2018Do you remember the stunning photographs from U-2 Dragon Lady pilot and friend Ross Franquemont we have published here few days ago? Few days after we published those incredible shots, Ross deployed for an overseas mission. Although we don’t know...[Read More]

Poisoned ex-spy likely latest victim in long line of...

AAD REPORTS 07/03/2018A Russian colonel turned MI6 double agent found dying on a park bench Sunday is likely the latest in a long line of Kremlin-ordered hits - including assassinations of spies and dissidents carried out with poison-tipped umbrellas, isotope-laced tea and...[Read More]

Social media firms told to crack down on grooming

AAD REPORTS 29/01/2018Ministers have been urged to force social media companies to crack down on online grooming after police revealed that they have investigated more than 1,300 allegations of children being targeted in breach of a new law. Forces across England and Wales...[Read More]

More than 200 French towns battle floodwaters

AAD REPORTS 29/01/2018More than 200 French towns are battling to keep out floodwaters as the River Seine reaches its peak after weeks of heavy rains.   Paris regional authorities say the floods have already caused damage in 240 towns as Paris itself suffers...[Read More]

Paris Is Partly Underwater, And It'll Likely Stay That...

AAD REPORTS 28/01/2018Video Summary: Torrential rain has caused the River Seine to rise above 17 feet, and experts think those water levels won't be back to normal anytime soon. To See More on...[Read More]

Paris zoo evacuated

AAD REPORTS 26/01/2018Diversity goes holiday in Paris. Vive la France. The biggest zoo in Paris went into lockdown today after around 52 ‘large and potentially very aggressive baboons’ escaped from their enclosures. All were seen running amok in the French...[Read More]

Macron tells Marr that France would LEAVE EU if French...

AAD REPORTS 21/01/2018FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron shocked Andrew Marr during their interview when he admitted that had France held a referendum on membership of the EU after Brexit, the French people would vote to leave. Emmanuel Macron has sent shockwaves throughout...[Read More]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]