The Horniman Museum's collection of artifacts from the ancient kingdom of Benin includes 12 brass plaques, ceremonial objects and a key 'to the king's palace'.
Horniman Museums and Gardens
Yoshikazu Netsuno (left) watches his son Shinichi hammer a thick stack of specialized paper. In between each sheet is a thin layer of gold leaf. "My son is going to take over this business, so in our case, we had a successor," Netsuno says. "Many other artisans' families in Kanazawa were not so lucky."
An X-ray image shows this previously unknown self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh painted on the reverse side of his painting Head of a Peasant Woman.
Graeme Yule/National Galleries of Scotland
This reconstruction of a marble archer shows the vivid colors that characterized Greek sculpture, and patterns that identify him as a fighter from Persia.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Fishermen haul in a fishing net in the eastern central Atlantic off Senegal. Belgian photographer Pierre Vanneste documents commercial fishing in his black-and-white photos.
Pierre Vanneste for NPR