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22/04/2017 00:38

War-torn Afghanistan sets up tourism ministry

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The president of war-torn Afghanistan is creating a tourism ministry in a bid to attract visitors to the country endowed with stunning landscapes and...

20/04/2017 02:02

Five things to know about India's mosque dispute

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India's Supreme Court said Wednesday three senior members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should face trial over the demolition of a mosque a quarter of a century ago.

20/04/2017 00:07

Indian politicians to face trial over mosque demolition

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Three senior members of India's ruling Hindu nationalist party including a cabinet minister should face trial over the demolition of a mosque a quarter of a...

19/04/2017 05:48

Mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt's Luxor

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Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed several mummies, colourful wooden sarcophagi and more than 1,000 funerary statues in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor hailed as an «important discovery».

20/03/2017 11:30 Video

More than 800 mummies invade the Museum of Sydney

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A nice way to pay tribute to the ancient Egyptian practice to preserve the dead wrapping them in white bandages.

14/03/2017 07:40 Video

Egypt celebrates the discovery of the statue of Ramses

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The statue was discovered by Egyptian and German archaeologists in the slums of Cairo, near the ancient city of Heliopolis. The statue was buried in mud and water in the area where he lives, the working class Matariya.

13/03/2017 07:08

Unearthing 2,000 years of history in central Algiers

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An archaeological treasure trove on the site of a planned metro station in central Algiers is set to become a museum, opening a window on 2,000 years of history.

01/11/2016 21:09

Louvre could house treasures from Iraq, Syria: Hollande

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French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday said the Louvre could house threatened treasures from Iraq, Syria and other war-torn countries at a secure site in northern France.

23/09/2016 15:30

African American Museum in Washington: a century of delays

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A century after the project was conceived in the throes of racial segregation, and a few months before the first black US president leaves office, the African American Museum in Washington opens Saturday.

01/04/2016 16:10

Priceless tomes in Italy hold key to European identity

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As Europe struggles with an identity crisis, a new exhibition in Rome looks at the birth of European culture through ancient manuscripts and the earliest printed books, including a first edition of Dante's Divine Comedy.

29/03/2016 08:49

Syria troops press advance after blow to IS in Palmyra

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Syrian forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group, the day after seizing control of the ancient city of Palmyra in a major blow for the jihadists.

27/03/2016 09:36

Syria forces retake Palmyra in major victory over IS

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Syrian troops backed by Russian forces recaptured the famed ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group on Sunday in a major victory over the jihadists.

25/03/2016 19:04

Syria army retakes Palmyra citadel, IS number two «dead»

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he Islamic State group suffered a double setback in Syria Friday as army troops recaptured the ancient citadel in Palmyra and the Pentagon said the jihadists' second-in-command was killed in a US raid.

22/03/2016 16:28

Itching to graffiti? Do it digitally on Florence treasures

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The days of scribbling «I woz here» on Florence's historic monuments are gone: from now on would-be vandals will be able to graffiti via an app instead, with their messages kept for posterity.

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