When western diplomats seek concessions from Iran, they typically dish out tough rhetoric and threaten sanctions. Neil MacGregor, the cherub-faced director of the British Museum, uses a more refined arsenal: cultural relics and priceless artifacts.
Under a canopy of elegant Italian pines, the foundations of a mini Roman Coliseum are at once unmistakable and exhilarating.
Fossilized bones of a saber-toothed cat and dinosaurs that may be 100 million years old are among “priceless” artifacts that the United States handed over to China in a ceremony Monday. The fossils, which also include dinosaur eggs believed to be 60 million years old, were seized by U.S