Legends of the Squared Circle: A History of Mexican Lucha-Libre (Part One)

In July of this year Mexico City declared that lucha-libre, the Mexican sport of professional wrestling, was Intangible Cultural Heritage, giving the sport a status to stand alongside any other of the many cultural and historic riches that the Mexico can offer. The status was applied using the international standards on intangible heritage set forth…

Lost Treasure: The Florentine Diamond of the Medici

Formerly one of the Crown Jewels of Austria and the prize of the Medici Family, the Florentine Diamond is a nine-sided 126-facet double rose cut diamond, a diamond that has been at the centre of death and mayhem for many of the (un)fortunate few who have owned it. Also known as the Tuscany Diamond, the…