efe-epaBy Antonio Sánchez Solís Sank Pölten, Austria

A 3rd-century wheat merchant, Mata Hari and a Barbie doll have something unusual in common — they have all played a part of the world of espionage and information control, as revealed in a new exhibition in Austria.

Intelligence services, secret agents, the Enigma, the Cold War, the Stasi, hidden microphones and sophisticated modern spying techniques are all tackled at the Espionage exhibition at the Lower Austria Museum in St. Pölten, some 65 kilometers west of Vienna. EFE-EPA