UK government apologizes to Queen for parties the day before Prince Philip’s funeral

Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, in London, December 16, 2021. DYLAN MARTINEZ / REUTERS Boris Johnson never stops getting bogged down in the crisis. The services of the British Prime Minister apologized to Queen Elizabeth II on Friday January 14 following revelations about the parties organized in Downing Street in full confinement and on … Read more

At the funeral of Desmond Tutu, the tribute of South Africans to their last giant

On Desmond Tutu’s light pine casket, white carnations, in St. George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa on January 1, 2022. JACO MARAIS / AP He left without fuss. Nobel Peace Prize winner, hero of the fight against apartheid and tireless defender of injustice, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 90, wanted it so. No stadium, no farandole of … Read more

“Treasures of the Museum”: the funeral garlands of Ramses II, found by chance in an old box after twenty-eight years of oblivion

Garland of Ramses II. Nymphaea caerula Sav. Deir el-Bahari, Valley of the Kings (Egypt), 1224 BC. AD; 1883 (herbarium). GILLES MERMET / MNHN “Treasures of the Museum” (5/6). It’s a little note written on old cardboard: “I found this herbarium in the attic in October 1964. J.-C. Jolinon. ” The signatory, Jean-Claude Jolinon, would later … Read more