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A new generation of digital conservationists are using cutting edge virtual reality technology to revive war-damaged cultural heritage sites.

The mosaic, seized by FBI investigators at his Palmdale house in 2016, depicts Hercules and dates back to the Roman Empire.

Egypt denies destroying ancient Islamic cemeteries to build bridge

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Egypt denies destroying ancient Islamic cemeteries to build bridge

Egypt's government has denied it was destroying ancient Islamic cemeteries to make way for a bridge.

Medieval tombstones unearthed in Mecca car park

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Medieval tombstones unearthed in Mecca car park

A dig in a car park in the Muslim holy city of Mecca has delivered some unexpected results.

Tunisia decides against demanding French apologies for colonial-era crimes

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Tunisia decides against demanding French apologies for colonial-era crimes

Tunisian MPs debated for 15 hours over whether the country should demand Frace apologise for murder, torture, rape and other crimes committed ...

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Tunisia's royal artefacts withdrawn from online sale following uproar

The artefact has been withdrawn from online sale after uproar from the Tunisian authorities.

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Tunisia condemns France attempt to sell royal artefacts

Tunisia has condemned a Paris auction house for attempting to sell royal artefacts they say were spirited out of the country during ...

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Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

Lawyers from a rights group have already filed a lawsuit, arguing that the move jeopardises the priceless artefacts.

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Egypt moves sphinxes to Tahrir Square despite controversy

Egyptian authorities have relocated four ancient sphinxes to Cairo's Tahrir Square, prompting fears that the city's high air pollution could ...

Syrian academics displaced by war struggle to rebuild careers

Charlie Faulkner

Syrian academics displaced by war struggle to rebuild careers

Displaced Syrian academics are struggling to continue their careers after being forcibly uprooted by war, with many separated from their ...

Kamal Afzali

Saudis claim Ottoman governor planned to 'steal Prophet's body'

The Arabic hashtag #desecration_of_the_prophets_grave has now appeared in thousands of posts across Twitter and Facebook.

Egypt jails ex-minister's brother for smuggling antiquities

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Egypt jails ex-minister's brother for smuggling antiquities

Raouf Ghali has received 30 years in prison and a six million pound fine for his role in smuggling ancient artefacts from Egypt to ...

Egypt court jails ex- Italian diplomat for smuggling <em>artefacts</em>

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Egypt court jails ex- Italian diplomat for smuggling artefacts

A former honorary Italian consul was sentenced to 15 years in jail in absentia on Tuesday, according to an Egyptian judicial source.

Should the British Museum return its Egyptian collection?

Ali Abbas Ahmadi

Should the British Museum return its Egyptian collection?

The British Museum has over 50,000 artefacts from Egypt, most of which were acquired during the colonial era.

Tutankhamun show sets new record with 1.42 mn visitors

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Tutankhamun show sets new record with 1.42 mn visitors

A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the ...

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Tunisia's Ben Ali buried among Prophet's Muhammad's relatives

Ben Ali was buried at Jannatul Baqi cemetery, a place of great reverence for Muslims where iconic early Muslim figures were laid to rest.

Austin Bodetti

Egypt wants its stolen artefacts back

Amid Egypt's attempts to rejuvenate tourism, Egyptian authorities are working to reclaim their artefacts from abroad and stop smugglers ...

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Royal Shakespeare Company play in Iraq

Culture: A Museum in Baghdad, which debuts in mid-October, tells the story behind the theft of Iraq's cultural property and archival history.

Diana Alghoul

Fifty years after they burned al-Aqsa

On August 21 1969, Michael Denis Rohan set fire to al-Aqsa. For Palestinians, the scars of the attack remain raw as the occupation rages on.

Afghan museums to restore <em>artefacts</em> destroyed by Taliban

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Afghan museums to restore artefacts destroyed by Taliban

The painstaking process of restoring it's shattered historical artefacts mirrors Afghanistan's struggle to ensure lasting peace in the ...

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Iraq displays stolen artefacts recovered from UK, Sweden

Many archaeological treasures from Iraq were looted during the chaos that followed the 2003 US invasion and whisked out of the country.

Egyptian trustee resigns from British Museum over <em>artefacts</em> repatriation

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Egyptian trustee resigns from British Museum over artefacts repatriation

Ahdaf Soueif, a trustee since 2012, said her resignation was a "cumulative response" to the museum's take on important issues relating to the ...

British Museum to return looted Iraqi, Afghan <em>artefacts</em>

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British Museum to return looted Iraqi, Afghan artefacts

The iconic British museum revealed it has been working with law enforcement agencies to return the works smuggled out during recent periods of ...

Egypt asks Interpol to trace 'stolen' Tutankhamun relic

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Egypt asks Interpol to trace 'stolen' Tutankhamun relic

Egypt has asked international police agency Interpol to track down a 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefact that was sold in London for $6 million ...

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