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VR technology revives archaeological marvels from the Middle East

Nazli Tarzi

VR technology revives archaeological marvels from the Middle East

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

Gold looters destroy 2000-year-old Sudan archaeological site

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Gold looters destroy 2000-year-old Sudan archaeological site

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

The Palestinian family fighting Israeli eviction in Jerusalem

Ibrahim Husseini

The Palestinian family fighting Israeli eviction in Jerusalem

Silwan has become a battleground for settler groups, who are using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli archaeologists dig up proof of ancient cannabis use

Temple-goers likely used imported hashish to 'get into ecstasy and connect with God', researchers say.

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 ...

The New Arab

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.

Ramona Wadi

Heritage and the Cultural Struggle for Palestine

Book Club: By looking at intertwining complexities of politics, heritage, culture and state formation, Chiara de Cesari's academic study ...

Amid Yemen war, Houthis announce discovery of ancient mummies

The New Arab

Amid Yemen war, Houthis announce discovery of ancient mummies

Amid the chaos of the Yemen civil war, the Houthis have announced the discovery of ancient mummies near the rebel-held capital Sanaa.

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Egypt opens two pyramids not seen since 1960s

Egypt's antiquities ministry has opened two pyramids for the first time in 50 years.

British Museum to return looted Iraqi, Afghan artefacts

The New Arab

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 ...

Netanyahu claims Palestinians 'have no connection to the land'

The New Arab

Netanyahu claims Palestinians 'have no connection to the land'

Netanyahu has dismissed Palestinian claims to the land as 'nothing' compared to that of the Jewish people, citing a new Israeli study of DNA ...

Tutankhamun relic sells for $6 mn in London

The New Arab & agencies

Tutankhamun relic sells for $6 mn in London

A 3,000-year-old quartzite head of Egyptian "Boy King" Tutankhamun was auctioned off for $6 million on Thursday in London despite an outcry ...

Ramona Wadi

Dismantling Palestine, one brick at a time

Comment: Greenblatt and Friedman's criminal tunnel antics show us that international law will not suffice for the protection of Palestinian rights, writes Ramona Wadi.

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London auction of 'stolen' Tutankhamun sculpture sparks Egyptian outcry

Egyptian authorities overseeing the north African country's unparalleled collection of antiquities want to see the auction halted and the ...

The New Arab & agencies

US envoys to attend Israeli settler-linked event in Jerusalem

White House adviser Jason Greenblatt and US ambassador to Israel David Friedman are to attend an archaeological event organised by an Israeli ...

The New Arab & agencies

Archaeologists uncover 4,500-year-old tombs in Egypt

Archaeologists have uncovered a haul of artefacts, including limestone statues and mummified bodies, at a 4,500-year-old burial site near the ...

Egypt says ancient cemetery found at Giza pyramids

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Egypt says ancient cemetery found at Giza pyramids

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said archaeologists have uncovered part of an ancient cemetery near the country's famed pyramids on the Giza ...

Ramona Wadi

Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror

Book Club: Gary Fields' book is a meticulous contribution towards understanding the unfinished colonisation of Palestine, reviews Ramona Wadi.

Fifty mummies uncovered in Egypt's first discovery of 2019

The New Arab & agencies

Fifty mummies uncovered in Egypt's first discovery of 2019

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a Pharonic tomb containing the mummies of people thought to have been important figures.

Beloved Iraqi archaeologist 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.

Egyptian archaeologists uncover tomb of ancient priest

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Egyptian archaeologists uncover tomb of ancient priest

Egypt's ministry of antiquities has announced its 'last discovery of the year' after uncovering a priest's tomb built over 4,400 years ago.

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