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Post image for ISIS Sets Off Explosion in “Most Important Temple in Syria”

ISIS has once again struck a historic temple in Palymra, although the structure is “still standing,” according to the BBC.

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Post image for Ancient Rock Art in Utah Is Being Destroyed by Target Shooters

Rock art is one of the most fragile cultural treasures in the United States and some people are destroying them with their guns.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on August 28, 2015

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This week in art news: Tania Bruguera returned to the US following her detainment in Cuba, a group of archaeologists protested the brutal murder of Khaled al-Asaad by ISIS, and dealers Stefan Simchowitz and Jonathan Ellis King filed suit against artist Ibrahim Mahama.

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Post image for FBI Warns of ISIS-Looted Artifacts Hitting the US Market

Antiquities looted by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria are entering the art market, prompting the FBI to release a flyer soliciting dealers’ and collectors’ help in halting illegal trade.

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Post image for Raises for Detroit Institute of Arts Execs Who Helped Save Its Collection

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will give pay raises and bonuses to three of its top executives in recognition for their work securing the museum’s collection during the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy negotiations.

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Post image for The Tyranny of the Instagram Square Is Over!

Instagram has broken its self-imposed mold and is now allowing users to bypass the square photo format in favor of landscape and portrait-oriented images.

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Post image for In Germany, Your #Foodporn Is Now the Property of the Chef

Think twice before you Instagram your Michelin star-studded meal — at least, if you’re dining in Germany, where even the food on your plate may be subject to copyright law.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on August 25, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: thieves boost a bronze Rodin in Copenhagen, man is busted for trying to sell a fake van Gogh, and two works go missing from Slovakia’s Andy Warhol museum.

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Post image for Soda-Swigging Schoolkid Punches Hole in 17th-Century Painting

A trip to an art exhibition in Taipei ended in a less-than-ideal manner for a 12-year-old boy, who tripped and broke his fall by sticking his fist through a painting — thereby realizing everyone’s worst museum-related nightmare.

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Post image for Help the British Library Decipher an 800-Year-Old Sword Inscription

Could a mystery that’s stumped historians for nearly two centuries be solved by internet commenters?

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