News The 'death mask' was almost certainly taken by Francis Burton, a British surgeon in attendance at Napoleon's death

The plaster mask was sold for £175,000 to an overseas buyer earlier this year by a descendant of the brother of its original owner

Books: Christians in a pagan place

Charles Nicholl on the heirs of the `Bounty' mutineers

Every second counts as Britain sells off the millennium

Days are numbered in rush to exploit Greenwich Mean Time

Endeavour takes a Cook's tour up the Thames

An pounds 8m replica of Captain Cook's ship, the Endeavour, sailed up the Thames and into London yesterday to begin the British celebrations of the 18th- century adventurer's remarkable expeditions. It will be now opened to the public, who can see the conditions under which Cook's pioneering voyages to Australasia were made.

The invisible line that could make you rich

The Greenwich Meridian is the place to be for New Year 1999

Museums and galleries admission charges

Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Museum staff told: you're history

Glasgow's gallery chief would rather sack 55 than charge pounds 1 admission fee. Susan Emmett reports

College trust chief named

Sir Angus Stirling, former Director General of the National Trust, was named yesterday as chairman of the trust with responsibility for the historic Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

How do you rewrite a sonnet?

Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London, famous for its exquisite architecture, is due for a revamp. Will they get it right? Jonathan Glancey reports

A thousand things to do in Greenwich

Meg Carter on the National Maritime Museum's marketing plans for the year 2000

Life on the ocean wave

As befits a nation of salty seafarers, some of the world's finest explorers have set sail from these very shores and, as a mark of respect to those plundering pirates of yesteryear, the 400th anniversary of the death of Sir Francis Drake will be celebrated with an exhibition dedicated to three of Blighty's finest. The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich has put together "Blood, Sea and Ice" - an exhibition charting the lives of Sir Francis Drake, Captain James Cook and Sir John Franklin, three of the finest sailors this side of the Channel.

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

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Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

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New census reveals 17% since 2003