1,600-Year-Old Restored Frescoes Shed Light on Roman Baking Life

"With the aid of lasers—used for the first time ever in the catacombs—restorers were able to remove layers of chalk deposit, algae, and soot left from years of oil lamp use. Beneath the dirt, lay a series of astonishingly well-preserved frescoes, featuring biblical scenes, figures from both the Old and New Testament, and most importantly scenes from daily life at Rome’s traditional bakeries."

 

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New Chairman of Asia Week Announced

Lark Mason, former two-year chairman of Asia Week New York Association, is delighted to share the news about this group's new chairman, former Sotheby's colleague Christina Prescott-Walker.

"Asia Week New York, which attracts a wide spectrum of bidders from around the world, had record results in sales topping over $420 million this March", said Lark., "and I fully expect the successes of all the Asia Week New York contributors to be repeated and surpassed in the coming two years."