The burnt papyrus of Herculaneum reveals its secrets about Plato

The burnt papyrus of Herculaneum reveals its secrets about Plato

A scientist shows boxes containing calcined fragments of the Herculaneum papyri on display at the Institut de France in Paris, September 26, 2019. STEFANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP Newly deciphered passages from texts that survived the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius reveal the exact location of the philosopher’s burial. Immersing yourself in the secrets … Read more

French National Library quarantines four books decorated with arsenic

French National Library quarantines four books decorated with arsenic

These works were identified through a German-American research program called the Poison Book, which lists books affected by “Schweinfurt Green” or “Paris Green” treatments. France’s national library told AFP on Thursday it had quarantined four 19th-century books decorated with arsenic to avoid any risk from the toxic agent. The warning came in late 2010 from … Read more

Choreographer Blanca Li has decided to become president of La Villette

Choreographer Blanca Li has decided to become president of La Villette

The 60-year-old dancer, director and actress has worked with big names in cinema, music and fashion such as Pedro Almodovar, Paul McCartney, BeyoncĂ©, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel and Daft Punk. Franco-Spanish choreographer Blanca Li has been chosen to become the president of the public establishment of the park and Grande halle de la Villette in Paris, … Read more