Brush with fate:
Destroyed by a curtain
Da Vinci painted his 15th century masterwork on wet plaster using vinegar and egg yolks, but it only took a few years for the Milanese religious mural to start flaking.
A curtain was hung across the world in the 18th century but this only trapped moisture on its surface and flaked it even more. The latest recent restoration lasted over 20 years.
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Britain to experience up to 120 days of snow in coldest conditions in years.
More than 40 perfectly preserved ancient shipwrecks accidentally discovered at the bottom of the Black Sea.
Fragile golden and silver scrolls believed to be “spells” to invoke good or evil spirits were unearthed with ancient skeleton in Serbia.
Stress of moving house can help boost memory, a recent research has found.
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