US vows more returns of looted antiquities as Italy celebrates latest haul of 600 artifacts

Italy has celebrated the return of around 600 antiquities from the US, including ancient bronze statues, gold coins, mosaics and manuscripts valued at 60 million euros, that were looted years ago, sold to US museums, galleries and collectors and recovered as a result of criminal investigations.

Bulgarian Museum Visits Soar by 24%

According to a recent study conducted by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) on cultural activities, Bulgarians are increasingly frequenting museums. The study, which examined the operations of museums, theaters, libraries, cinemas, radio and television program production, and film production, revealed a notable rise in museum visits.

‘Antiquities doctors’ restore over 1,000 artifacts in country’s east

A regional laboratory in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, home of many different civilizations spanning thousands of years, has performed maintenance and repair works on approximately 1,252 artifacts in 2023 to shed light on cultural history and exhibit them in museums.