The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that the J. Paul Getty Museum must return a 2,000 year old statue originally found off the coast of Italy — potentially setting a precedent around historical artefacts and who they belong to. In 1977, a statue named Victorious Youth was bought by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles for 4 million USD (£3.1m). But over 40 years after this statue made its way to the United States, Italy’s supreme court is demanding its return. Victorious Youth was originally found off the coast of Pesaro by Italian fishermen. Since its discovery in 1964, it was sold several times before it arrived in the Getty museum. But the Italian supreme court claims that the statue was smuggled out of the country and therefore illegally procured by the Getty Museum. However,
Yesterday, November 26th, the Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci passed at the age of 77. He died yesterday morning at 7 am, in his home in Trastevere, Rome. The mortuary was arranged for today, starting at 10 am until 7 pm tonight. Numerous important figures from the Italian public scene showed up, from the colleague director Roberto Taviani, to the former Italian prime minister Walter Veltroni to the capital’s mayor Virginia Raggi. Countless fans where there as well, to pay tribute and say goodbye to the filmmaker. Respects were payed and thoughts sent from abroad as well, from the cinema to the art and the journalism industry. Here are some of them: Bertolucci wasn’t only known for his movie, though. Besides his remarkable career in cinema, he was a poet
What seemed inevitable is now a confirmed reality: we have plastic in our bodies - and it may be widespread in the human food chain as a direct consequence of our negligence. In fact, a study by the Environmental Agency Austria last week reported the presence of microplastics in all stool samples that were examined. Eight volunteers took part in the study: three males and five females aged between 33-65 from Europe, Russia and Japan. For years we have been carelessly polluting our oceans, killing marine life and did little to tackle the problem. After microplastics were found inside different species of fishes, it became clear that it would have been just a matter of time before we would have found it in human bodies as well. There are different ways in which our bodies can...
Nutella is bringing the joyful spirit all over the world only six weeks before Christmas. Reporter: Elitsa Grigorova| Subeditor: Ivelina Nikolova We will always be grateful to the Italians that managed to put so much emotions/joy in a single jar. Nutella is more than just a hazelnut chocolate that you spread on your pancakes, Nutella is the best companion one needs. It is not only a perfect ingredient for various deserts, or as you will reader further on, dishes but also adored by children and adults and all of the women that had to deal with a painful break up. Don’t fight it I know some of you cried your eyes out over a jar of Nutella and a romantic movie. So let’s just get a break from all the bad news these days and plunge into the Nutella joy emerging all over the world. Harve