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An extremely rare and well-preserved statue believed to depict the Greek goddess Persephone is being returned to Libya by UK authorities after being illegally smuggled out of the country.

The French government threatened to punish active soldiers who signed an open letter by 25 retired generals warning the country is headed for 'civil war'.

Egypt unearths 3,000-year-old 'Lost Golden City'

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Egypt unearths 3,000-year-old 'Lost Golden City'

Egypt's "largest" ancient city has been unearthed by archaeologists who say the discovery is the most important since Tutankhamun's tomb.

Afghan Buddha in virtual return on destruction anniversary

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Afghan Buddha in virtual return on destruction anniversary

The famed Buddha statues in central Afghanistan's Bamiyan valley, that were destroyed by the Taliban, were revived with technology at a ...

Pope Francis will take back a piece of Iraq

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Pope Francis will take back a piece of Iraq

Pope Francis said he will take a piece of Iraq with him and he hopes the country will 'heal'

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Iraq's Mosul museum undergoes rehabilitation following IS destruction

Mosul's museum is being prepared to reopen to the public within a few years' time.

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Egypt retrieves 5,000 ‘fraudulently acquired’ artefacts from US

Egypt announced that it had retrieved 5,000 ancient items from the US which had left the country in a ‘fraudulent manner’.

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Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

Donald Trump was impeached for the second time, a first in US history.

Sahar Amarir

France's democratic decline

Comment: Journalists are right to protest Macron's 'global security bill', but they are collateral damage. The real target is France's ...

Egypt arrests model over 'sexy Cleopatra' shoot outside Saqqara

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Egypt arrests model over 'sexy Cleopatra' shoot outside Saqqara

A model donning provocative Pharaonic-styled clothing in a Saqqara photoshoot was arrested, sparking a debate about the Islamisation of ancient ...

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14 dead as twin blasts rock historic Afghan city

At least 14 people were killed after two blasts ripped through a historic city in Afghanistan.

2,500-year-old coffins discovered in Egypt's Saqqara

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2,500-year-old coffins discovered in Egypt's Saqqara

At least 100 coffins, some of which hosting mummies, were discovered in Egypt's Saqqara region, authorities confirmed.

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Malia Bouattia

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Comment: Returning stolen arts and objects to their rightful owners is a necessary step towards righting the colonial wrongs of western nations, ...

Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

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Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

Authorities have struggled to secure funds to maintain Yemen's Seiyun Palace.

Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

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Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

Egypt discovered dozens of ancient coffins from 2,500 years ago.

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Britain to return looted 4,000-year-old plaque to Iraq

A 4,000-year-old sculpture that was looted and taken to the United Kingdom will be returned to Iraq, the British Museum announced on Monday.

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US bill seeks to resettle Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

The resolution says that deadly attacks on Sikhs and Hindus follow 'a greater pattern' of targeted violence against religious minorities in ...

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WATCH: Bahraini woman arrested for smashing Hindu statues

The Bahraini interior ministry says it will refer a woman for prosecution after a video of her angrily smashing Hindu statues in a shop ...

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

'We must not forget': Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

Jan-Peter Westad

'We must not forget': Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

Twenty-five years on, survivors of the Srebrenica massacre are fighting to ensure that the genocide is not forgotten.

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Turkey condemns 'defacing' of Ataturk statue in Washington

A statue of the founder of the Turkish Republic was vandalised with a sign saying 'yes, I am guilty of crimes against humanity'.

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, ...

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and ...

Muslim BLM protester 'forced' to remove hijab by police

Gaia Caramazza

Muslim BLM protester 'forced' to remove hijab by police

Alaa Massri, 18, was arrested while protesting at the site of the statues of Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León, which ...

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