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Chinese vase found in attic sells for 16.2 million euros

Chinese vase found in attic sells for 16.2 million euros

An 18th-century Chinese vase forgotten for decades in a shoe box in a French attic sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at Sotheby's in Paris on Tuesday -- more than 30 times the estimate.

Qatar Museums explores the vanishing heritage of Syria

Qatar Museums explores the vanishing heritage of Syria

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha will present a major exhibition entitled Syria Matters opening on November 23, 2018 as part of the 10-year anniversary celebrations ...

QNL plans major events ahead of official opening

QNL plans major events ahead of official opening

Qatar National Library (QNL), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), will celebrate its official opening in April with two weeks of events to mark the occasion.

Elite auction marks Halal Qatar Festival opening

Elite auction marks Halal Qatar Festival opening

The inauguration of the nine-day festival, expected to attract a large number of people due to its wide range of unique offerings this year, was led by Katara general manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti.

India's top court demands answers on Taj Mahal protection efforts

India's top court demands answers on Taj Mahal protection efforts

India's top court demanded a detailed plan for the future of the Taj Mahal on Thursday, warning the state government's ‘ad hoc’ approach jeopardised the centuries-old monument to love.

Qatar Foundation celebrates local culture and heritage

Qatar Foundation celebrates local culture and heritage

The day-long event, held at QF’s Ceremonial Court and Green Spine area in Education City, provided the public with an insight into local traditions and values.

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed ...

Qatari designers' collections at DJWE reflect country's heritage

Qatari designers' collections at DJWE reflect country's heritage

A unique collection of masterpieces by young Qatari designers (YQD), which reflect Qatar’s rich heritage and its wise leadership, will take centre stage ...

India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the Taj Mahal in an attempt to preserve the iconic 17th-century monument to love, its biggest tourist attraction.

Puma accused of defacing Indian heritage for shoe commercial

Puma accused of defacing Indian heritage for shoe commercial

Global sportswear giant Puma was accused Tuesday of irreversibly damaging 17th-century architecture in Delhi's historic quarter as part of an advertising stunt to promote a new line of shoes.

Duke of Seville admires facilities at Katara

Duke of Seville admires facilities at Katara

Dr al-Sulaiti explained that Katara receives VIP delegates continuously, which ideally approves its position as a cultural hub that reflects Qatar's heritage.

Bangladesh police declare world-heritage forest ‘pirate free’

Bangladesh police declare world-heritage forest ‘pirate free’

Bangladesh police declared Thursday that rampant piracy in the Sundarbans was a thing of the past, crediting a gun buyback scheme for reducing crime and tiger poaching in the vast mangrove forest.