Posts Tagged ‘discoveries’

New Van Gogh Painting Discovered

September 13, 2013

New Van Gogh Painting Discovered

A long-lost painting by Vincent van Gogh has been re-discovered, it was announced this week. “Sunset Over Montmajour” is believed to have been completed in 1888, two years before the artist’s death, “a period considered by many to be the culmination of his artistic achievement,” according to Axel Ruger, Director of the Van Gogh Museum.

The painting, stored for years in a Norwegian attic, was long believed to be a fake, perhaps because, while it’s a genuine van Gogh, it’s not a very good van Gogh. Still, it’s worth a fortune.


Cat Discovers Ancient Roman Tomb

November 1, 2012

Cat Discovers Ancient Roman Tomb

Mirko Curti’s cat was still pussyfooting around his Rome neighborhood at 10:00 PM. Mr. Curti and a friend ran down Via di Pietralata after it and followed kitty into a grotto, where they found a 2,000-year-old tomb piled with bones. Good thing the pet wasn’t a bone-chewing puppy. The tomb is said to date from between the 1st century BC and 2nd centuries AD.


“Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb,” Tom Kington, The Guardian


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