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Photo of a necklace made from a meteorite

The 4.5 billion-year-old space rock which can be yours to own: Artist puts fragment of Russian meteor on eBay

A necklace made from a fragment of the Chelyabinsk Russian meteor, which fell to earth in 2013, is being auctioned after forming part of a contemporary artwork Baetylus at Sunderland's Northern Gallery.

Art

A photo of a woman standing in profile surrounded by African sculptures

Artist's Statement: Joanna Lipper on photographing Nigerian chief, artist and social entrepreneur Nike Davies-Okundaye

The award-winning photographer, filmmaker and Harvard Lecturer on working with the star of her photo exhibition, The Power Of One Woman, which is at London's Gallery Of African Art.

Archaeology

A coloured piece of Roman wall painting

Archaeologists discover one of Roman Britain's earliest surviving frescos beneath City of London street

A decorative Roman fresco buried at the start of a huge city construction project nearly 2,000 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists near London's historic Leadenhall Market.

History & Heritage

A photo of a graphic designed First World War poster appealing to the call of compulsion

England expects: Seven striking First World War posters which urged men to enlist

Within months of World War One breaking out, it became clear that recruiting enough volunteers to win the war was a huge task. Ahead of a new exhibition in Bath, see some of the persuasive posters produced.

Science & Nature

Photo of a slug impaled on a thorn

Object of the Week: "Slug on a thorn", the 120-year-old mollusc used to cure warts

Our object of the week comes from The Pitt River Museum, Oxford and is a 120-year-old slug used to cure warts

Painting & Drawing

A photo of a gold map of a circular globe against a black background

Small but worldly maps exhibition makes sense of human wandering at London's Store Street gallery

You Are Here, at the gallery in the shadow of the British Museum, is a selection of artistic interpretations of maps of London and across the world, says Chelsea Garner.

Places to Go

image of sketched landscape on blue watercolour background

The best exhibitions to see in Wales in 2016

Time to crack open that new diary; there’s a lot going on in Wales in 2016 and Culture24 brings you the top picks of Welsh exhibitions for the coming year.

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