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The record flooding that has killed more than 100 people and made tens of thousands homeless now threatens Sudan's historic pyramids.

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

PLO accuses Israel of stealing Christian artifact from Bethlehem

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PLO accuses Israel of stealing Christian artifact from Bethlehem

A senior Palestinian official accused Israel of stealing a historical Christian artifact from the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique trafficking

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French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique trafficking

The couple are suspected of taking advantage of the instability that followed the Arab Spring in the early 2011 to loot ancient relics.

Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

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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.

Aidan Chivers

Cause for optimism as Tunisia plans first Jewish museum

A new Jewish museum in Tunisia seeks to promote the country's rich and plural heritage.

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Riddle of Ancient Egyptian statues' broken noses revealed

An academic says he'd discovered the reason why so many Ancient Egyptian statues have been defaced.

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Beloved Iraqi archaeologist Lamia al-Gailani dies

People across the world are paying respects to Lamia al-Gailani after finding out she passed away.

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Archaeologists discover Ramses II inscriptions in Temple of Ra

Cairo regularly announces new discoveries to kickstart interest in ancient Egypt and revive the country's struggling tourism sector.

Egypt archaeologists discover 6,000-year-old cat mummies

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Egypt archaeologists discover 6,000-year-old cat mummies

Cats held a special place in Ancient Egypt and were often mummified as religious offerings.

Joey Ayoub

Mapping project challenges Lebanon’s 'amnesia' over its own past

Anaysis: An ambitious mapping project in Lebanon pulls together more than 150 initiatives dedicated to addressing the country's past, reports ...

'Massive' Ancient Egyptian building unearthed near Cairo

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'Massive' Ancient Egyptian building unearthed near Cairo

An Ancient Egyptian building with an attached Roman bath and a ritual chamber has been unearthed in a town south of Cairo.

Construction workers discover 'new sphinx' while upgrading Luxor road

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Construction workers discover 'new sphinx' while upgrading Luxor road

Egyptian authorities have encouraged tourists to visit a construction site in Luxor where a 'sphinx statue' has been unearthed.

Egypt archaeologists uncover mummification workshop near Great Pyramids

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Egypt archaeologists uncover mummification workshop near Great Pyramids

An Egyptian-German mission also discovered an extremely rare gilded silver mask, the second only such discovery ever made.

The Middle East's women are championing their own change

Rothna Begum

The Middle East's women are championing their own change

Comment: Discrimination and violence against women remain pervasive and entrenched, but changes are a credit to the region's women human rights ...

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Sri Lanka declares state of emergency amid anti-Muslim riots

Sri Lanka has declared its first state of emergency in seven years after deadly clashes between Buddhists and Muslims.

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US returns to Lebanon relics stolen during civil war

The United States on Friday returned three relics stolen during Lebanon's civil war, including a statue once exhibited at New York's ...

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Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Scientists found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery since 19th century and one likely to spark a new ...

Robert Cusack

Benghazi seeks funding to convert war-ravaged palace into museum

The Libyan antiquities department is seeking funding to help convert an old palace into the city's new museum, housing thousands of ancient ...

Looted antiquity in Met museum to return to Lebanon

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Looted antiquity in Met museum to return to Lebanon

The sculpture, thought to be 2,300 years old, had been on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art until July when the museum handed it over to ...

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Tomb of 'Santa Claus' discovered in Turkey

Turkish archaeologists believe that they have found the remains of a Christian saint famed for his generosity who is said to be the inspiration ...

Arab nations fork out to save world's heritage sites

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Arab nations fork out to save world's heritage sites

Seven countries and a US donor have pledged tens of millions of dollars to a UNESCO-backed fund aimed at protecting the world's cultural ...

Nubians of Egypt and Sudan seek recognition and return

Erin Kilbride

Nubians of Egypt and Sudan seek recognition and return

Nubians have been sidelined by the state in Egypt and Sudan, they face a struggle to return to the lands of their people after decades of being ...

Egypt's Islamic museum reopened three years after terror attack Egypt's Islamic museum reopened three years after terror attack

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Egypt's Islamic museum reopened three years after terror attack

Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art has been reopened three years after it was damaged by a car bombing.

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