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The Renaissance artist Michelangelo was fascinated by human anatomy.

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If you thought you were going to have a productive day today, think again.

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Post image for Will Christians Crash Satanic Statue Unveiling in Detroit?

Last month, Oklahoma’s Supreme Court ruled that officials must remove a nearly six-foot-tall statue of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the state’s capitol, thwarting the Satanic Temple’s plans to install its own statue of Baphomet to challenge government endorsement of religious symbols.

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Post image for Oldest Fragment of Koran Found in UK Library

A 1,370-year-old section of the Koran possibly dating back to the life of Mohammed has been discovered in central England.

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Post image for “Truth Is Beauty, but Tacky Is Forever”

A 55-foot-tall steel mesh sculpture of a naked, dancing woman that lights up with 3,000 LED bulbs dazzled Burning Man attendees in 2013, but residents of Bay Area city San Leandro — where it will reside permanently as of next summer — are split on its artistic merits.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on July 21, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: a mural of rainbows accused of containing “emblems of homosexuality” in Riyadh, a librarian confesses he stole 143 paintings and replaced them with his own forgeries, and a museum director gets shot in Moscow.

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Post image for The Postmodern House That Changed the US Is Now for Sale

Want to own a house that changed the urban landscape of the United States?

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Post image for 2,000 Ancient Gold Spirals Unearthed in Denmark

Some 2,000 ancient gold spirals were recently discovered in Denmark.

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Post image for Conservative Politician Demands Removal of Sexual Mandala, Gallery Refuses

At first glance, French Canadian artist Rosalie Maheux’s artwork displayed in the lobby of a government office building in Toronto resembles a kaleidoscopic mandala composed of harmless, symmetric shapes.

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Post image for Mosaic Possibly Depicting Alexander the Great Found in Ancient Synagogue

If the mosaic truly shows Alexander, it would be the first pictorial representation of a non-Biblical story ever found in a Jewish house of worship.

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