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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.

The pillagers used heavy equipment, including mechanical diggers, to search for gold in the Bayouda Desert.

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.

Prosecutors seek life term for French jihadist

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Prosecutors seek life term for French jihadist

Tyler Vilus, 30, is facing charges of belonging to a terrorist group, heading a group of Islamic State fighters and "aggravated murder" between ...

French <em>archaeologist</em> 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.

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 families for years and lacking institutional support.

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.

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Oldest chess piece in the world discovered in Jordan

The figurine was dug-up in a desert in the southern Jordan in 1991 among the ruins of the historical Islamic trading post of Humayma.

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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 ...

Royal Shakespeare Company play in Iraq

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.

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Thousands-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus opened live on TV

The opening of a thousands-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus on live TV on Sunday was perceived to be a state-backed attempt to boost tourism in the ...

Beloved Iraqi <em>archaeologist</em> Lamia al-Gailani dies

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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.

Iraq approves three new ministers amid political deadlock

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Iraq approves three new ministers amid political deadlock

Iraq's parliament approved three new ministers on Tuesday but broke up before voting on the five remaining posts, leaving the deadlock over ...

In Iraq, ancient board game is making a comeback

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In Iraq, ancient board game is making a comeback

An Iraqi artisan has brought a 5000-year-old board game back to life.

Roman-era tombs discovered in Palestinian village near Hebron

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Roman-era tombs discovered in Palestinian village near Hebron

A Roman cemetery dating to the first century AD, was found in the village of Idna in the southern West Bank during road works.

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Iraq admits holding 'terrorism' suspects for months

An Iraqi security agency has admitted holding hundreds of 'terrorism' suspects for months, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, while calling on authorities to inform the families of those held.

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Egypt unearths ancient Alexandria artefacts 'hidden' in WWII

Hundreds of ancient pottery items have been discovered in an Alexandria museum in a hiding place created during World War II.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemen suffers cultural vandalism during its war

In-depth: The erosion of Yemen's rich cultural heritage as its war rages into a fourth year threatens to destroy the identity of Yemenis ...

The New Arab

Radar scans could reveal Queen Nefertiti's tomb

Egyptologists say that King Tutankhamun's mother, Queen Nefertiti, could be buried in a secret chamber adjoining King Tut.

Ancient grave complex uncovered in Gaza backyard

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Ancient grave complex uncovered in Gaza backyard

A fascinating underground complex of Roman graves were discovered by Beit Hanoun local Abdulkarim al-Kafarnah in his own back garden in the Gaza ...

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Egypt accuses 95-year-old Australian 'tomb raider' of stealing artifacts

A 95-year-old Australian woman has been thrust into an international debate, after being accused of 'stealing' ancient artifacts from historical ...

Egyptian <em>archaeologist</em> slams 'new' pyramid findings

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Egyptian archaeologist slams 'new' pyramid findings

Egypt's former minister of antiquities contradicts an announcement by archaeologists earlier this week claiming that a new discovery had been ...

Hamas levels an 'ancient archaeological Gaza site'

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Hamas levels an 'ancient archaeological Gaza site'

Hamas has permitted the leveling of the Tel Es-Sakhan hill on the southern tip of Gaza City to make way for construction projects, which could ...

Oman's foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

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Oman's foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

A 60-day festival in Oman draw hundreds of thousands of visitors in celebration of Oman’s cultural diversity of Arab, African, and Asian roots ...

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