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Paleo-Indians changed Latin America; rock art in caves proves it

Ancient humans moved to America 25,000 years ago. They told stories of their lives and how they changed the environment in stunning cave art.

Rock art has been found all over South America in caves and on cliff faces. (DW/Guillermo Legaria/AFP)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 06:32 PM IST

Rwanda's imigongo painting tradition: A symbol of resilience, culture and unity

Amidst the devastating aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, the ancient art form of imigongo painting faced near extinction.

A 200-year-old Tutsi art form made with cow dung, Rwanda's Imigongo painting tradition has experienced a revival in the Great Lakes nation three decades after the 1994 genocide, becoming a symbol of culture and unity. (Photo by LUIS TATO / AFP)
Published on Apr 06, 2024 05:34 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Indian values important for our kids: Sikkim governor

He was speaking as the chief guest at the prize distribution and talent felicitation ceremony of the Culture and General Knowledge Competition-2023

Sikkim governor Laxman Acharya felicitating winners, in Varanasi, on Tuesday (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 08:30 PM IST
By, Varanasi

Emiratis battle to preserve dying art of Al Talli amid relentless change in UAE

Hand-weaving braided shiny ribbons to adorn traditional clothing and bags is called Al Talli. It is on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

Emirati women weave thread in the Al Talli method, a traditional local weaving technique, during an annual heritage festival in Al-Ain. (AFP)
Published on Apr 01, 2024 12:47 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi

Protecting Michelangelo's David from unauthorized commercial use raises question

The state’s attorney office has launched court cases invoking Italy’s cultural heritage code, which protects artistic treasures from unauthorized commercial use

Michelangelo’s 16th century statue of David has been a towering figure in Italian culture since its completion in 1504. But curators worry the marble statue’s religious and political significance is being diminished. (AP)
Published on Mar 31, 2024 12:46 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Italy
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