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Botched repair of Tut mask reversible: German conservator

CAIRO (AFP) ― The damage caused by a botched repair of the mask of Tutankhamun that left dried glue on the priceless relic may be undone with careful treatment, a German conservator said Saturday.The...

Updated : 2015.01.26 21:12

Swiss Guard’s cookbook reveals Vatican culinary treats

VATICAN CITY (AP) ― If an army travels on its stomach, what does the world’s smallest army eat?A chef who serves in the Swiss Guards, David Geisser, is shedding light on the culinary tastes of the pope’s army with a new cookbook. “Buon Appetito” featuring recipes on the soldiers’ cur...

Updated : 2015.01.26 21:12

[Herald Interview] ‘It was destiny’

When novelist Jeon Kyung-ae watched the first 10 minutes of the recent box-office hit “Ode to My Father,” she was surprised and deeply touched to see the U.S. merchant ship SS Meredith Victory in th...

Updated : 2015.01.25 20:42

Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes’ remains

MADRID (AP) ― Forensic experts began excavating graves and examining bones Saturday in a tiny chapel in Madrid, hoping to solve the centuries-old mystery of exactly where the great Spanish writer Mig...

Updated : 2015.01.25 20:40

Children’s ‘comfort women’ book translated to English

A children’s book that delves into the issue of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery was published in English, the publisher said last week. “Touch-Me-Nots” was published on Jan. 9 by the House of Shari...

Updated : 2015.01.25 20:40

[Weekender] Ice climbing in Korea scales new heights

About 70 percent of South Korea is covered in mountains. Gushing out of these mountains are spectacular waterfalls of all shapes and sizes, a boon to sweaty hikers in the summer and a godsend to athle...

Updated : 2015.01.23 22:46

[Weekender] Winter hiking not for experts only

For Kim Sun-bok, a member of a local hiking club, the coldest among 10 years of Sunday excursions was a trip to Mount Hallasan on the southern island of Jeju. “At the beginning of the hike it was not...

Updated : 2015.01.23 22:46

[Weekender] Beaches attract seasoned surfers with relentless, uncrowded waves

Sunbathing on a warm summer beach sounds tempting in this season of freezing wind and heavy snow. That’s why warm, exotic resort destinations always top Koreans’ lists of dream vacation spots. But i...

Updated : 2015.01.23 22:40

[Weekender] The charms of wintertime camping

Winter is a time to curl up at home, safely away from the freezing cold, with a nice thick comforter and a hot mug of coffee. Or is it?For those increasing numbers who fancy wintertime camping, winter...

Updated : 2015.01.23 22:23

[Weekender] Head to Taebaeksan for frost, rime

With the cherry blossom season still months away, outdoor enthusiasts here are braving the elements to view a more delicate type of flower ― one that thrives in high places under harsh conditions. “...

Updated : 2015.01.23 22:10

Battling the cold in true winter fashion

While the plummeting temperatures cause some people to rush indoors and shield themselves from the icy breath of winter, for some this is the best time to head outside and dabble in what the icy water...

Updated : 2015.01.23 22:08

Calendar

Dance“Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness”: Universal Ballet Korea will kick off 2015 with Nacho Duato’s “Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness.” The 1999 ballet is one of the cho...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:50

How dueling 1915 expos in San Diego, San Francisco shaped them

SAN DIEGO ― A hundred years ago, San Francisco had something to prove.Its leaders wanted the world to know they had rebuilt since the earthquake and fires of 1906, and they wanted to woo the traveler...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:23

Italy’s Giusti Garden is magical mix of chaos and order

VERONA, Italy ― A huge angry stone face looks down on visitors through giant spires of cypress trees at Giusti Garden. The intimidating mascherone was originally designed to breathe fire, probably th...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:21

It’s a hoot hanging out with owls at Tokyo cafe

TOKYO (AP) ― In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is such an exotic concept that people can’t get enough of it. A pop-up cat cafe in New York last year had lines down the block. Online re...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:20