A painting by Dutch Golden Age master Johannes Vermeer sold at auction 6.2 million British pounds (€7.8 million) at Christie’s auction house in London on Tuesday. “Sint Praxedis” shows Saint Praxedis, the supposedly virginal daughter of Saint Pudens, a former Roman senator, and sister of Saint Pudentiana, squeezing out a sponge saturated with the blood of a martyr into a chalice.
During excavations in Oegstgeest last year archaeologists from the University of Leiden have found a remarkable bowl from the seventh century.
The enigmatic painting "St. Praxedis" has long mystified art experts, but now this riddle seems to be solved. It really belongs to Johann Vermeer, as "DNA tests" carried out by experts of Christie's auction have recently shown.
The art collection of Palace Het Loo, the Rijksmuseum and three other museums are thought to include pieces and artifacts that have been looted from a Jewish family.
The Dutch Comic Museum in Groningen will stay open in its current location. With the help of the municipality and local entrepreneurs, the museum will be able to bridge over the three years until the planned relocation to the Grote Markt, where the culture house Groninger Forum will be built.
The recent discovery of a gold-and silver treasure in Echt, Limburg, is casting new light on the collapse of the Roman Empire in the Netherlands, around 411 AD.
A treasure trove of coins dating back to the early Middle-Ages has been discovered under the Domplein in Utrecht.
An amateur archaeologist has found a bracelet from the Bronze Age (1000-800 B.C.) in Limburg. Bracelets from this period in human history are very rare, and none have ever been found in The Netherlands.
The Rembrandt painting Child with a soap-bubble has been recovered, 15 years after it was stolen from a museum in Draguignan.
Archaeological finds collected over 25 years by Leiden University researchers in Syria may have been plundered, the University announces.
'The Last Judgement', a triptych from the 16th century, can from next year be seen for the first time in history outside of Leiden.