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Reaching enlightenment and protecting the Borobudur Temple

Reaching enlightenment and protecting the Borobudur Temple

Spending my holidays in Indonesia I got the chance to learn about the local culture, savor the delicious local cuisine and explore many of the cultural sites of this beautiful country. One of the sites I visited is the Borobudur Temple, a symbol of reaching enlightenment in Buddhism. The Borobudur Temple in Central Java province …

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What is the difference between a $1,000,000 and a $100 violin?

What is the difference between a $1,000,000 and a $100 violin?

The answer is not $999,900. Well, it is… but that’s only the minor difference between the $1,000,000 and $100 violins. The big question is: what causes this enormous price difference between the old master violins and the new ones? The birth of a master violin The art of creating violins originates in the 16th century …

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Watch out con artists: Science can end your art forger career

Watch out con artists: Science can end your art forger career

The most expensive Heinrich Campendonk painting was sold in 2006 for a price of $3.7 millions. The surprising element here is not the record price of this painting, but the fact that the most expensive Campendonk is not really a Campendonk. Its author is Wolfgang Beltracchi, and he could have kept on earning millions and …

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