In case you hadn’t noticed it’s April Fool’s Day – so forget the inside world for a moment or two and remember more carefree times. . .
Major League Baseball has a new team name, and it comes from an unlikely source: public art. The newly christened Cleveland Guardians take their moniker from a set of monumental Art Deco statues that line the Hope Memorial Bridge leading up to the stadium at Progressive Field. Named the Guardians of Traffic, the 43-foot-tall Berea
Off the German port city of Mainz’s Neustadt neighbourhood, the Zollhafen — German for “customs port” — has long sat undisturbed along the Rhine river — until now. The transport hub, long underused, is now the subject of a significant urban rejuvenation project and redesign, which aims to transform the port with mixed-use urban density.
A U.S. District Court in New York has ordered the craft chain Hobby Lobby to forfeit the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, a rare cuneiform text from ancient Mesopotamia that was smuggled into the country from Iraq, so that it may be returned. The company’s founder, Steve Green, bought the 3,500-year-old Akkadian artifact in 2014. The purchase was intended