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US Getty museum to return Greek manuscript
US Getty museum to return Greek manuscript

The J. Paul Getty Museum has agreed to return to Greece a Byzantine New Testament manuscript illegally taken from a monastery on Mount Athos over 50 years ago, it said Monday.

US Getty museum to return Greek manuscript
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Important library in north Lebanon torched

A decades-old library owned by a Greek Orthodox priest in north Lebanon's majority Sunni city of Tripoli was torched late Friday, a day after a sectarian scuffle, a security source said.

Important library in north Lebanon torched
Rage in Timbuktu over priceless destroyed manuscripts
Rage in Timbuktu over priceless destroyed manuscripts

"They are not Muslims, they are bandits!" raged Mohamed Elher Ag Abba, whose house flanks a famed archive in Timbuktu where retreating Islamists burnt priceless ancient books and manuscripts before fleeing.

Rage in Timbuktu over priceless destroyed manuscripts
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Writer's epic journey gets 'Ulysses' to Dublin stage

Dermot Bolger was commissioned in 1993 by a US museum that holds the original manuscript of James Joyce's famed novel -- which chronicles a day in the life of a Dublin man -- to adapt the book for the stage.

Writer's epic journey gets 'Ulysses' to Dublin stage
Beethoven score sells for 252,750 euros in Paris
Beethoven score sells for 252,750 euros in Paris

An unpublished Beethoven manuscript sold for 252,750 euros ($331,000) at auction in Paris, part of a major collection put together over 50 years by the late French-born banker Andre Meyer.

Beethoven score sells for 252,750 euros in Paris

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