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International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27

On January 27 each year, the United Nations (UN) remembers the Holocaust that affected many people of Jewish origin during World War II. This day is called the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. It also commemorates when the ...

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Ancient Buddha found as water level of reservoir lowers in E China

Archaeologists work near the Buddha's head at the Hongmen reservoir in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province, Jan 8, 2017. An archaeologist investigates in Hongmen Reservoir in Fuzhou, Jiangxi province, on Jan 8, 2017. The Buddha statue was first noticed at the end of last year when a hydropower gate ...

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2,400-Year-Old Tomb discovered in Iraq

A 2,400-year-old tomb filled with skeletons - along with other artefacts including earrings and ceramic vessels - has been discovered in Iraq, scientists say. Among the artifacts found in the tomb, researchers found a bracelet decorated with images of two snake heads peering at each ...

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Archaeological dig in Kouklia reveals ancient rampart

Archaeological excavations taking part in the area of Ancient Paphos at Kouklia in 2016 have revealed, among others, an ancient rampart dating as far back as 6th century BC. The Department of Antiquities of Cyprus has announced the completion of the University of Cyprus 2016 field ...

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Discovery of new ancient tombs in Egypt

Archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have found "compelling evidence" of new pharaonic tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities has revealed. A two-metre high ancient encroachment wall has been discovered below a visitors' pathway in the northern part of the West Aswan ...

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New excavations and new concerns

According to Farhad Zarei, the head of an archeological mission in Pasargadae (home of the Cyrus the Great mausoleum as well as Cyrus’ capital), recent archeological studies in the city have uncovered many artifacts and sites relevant to the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods, including a ...

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Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017

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Top 10 archaeological discoveries of 2016

2016 has revealed an amazing array of archaeological discoveries, pushing the boundaries of scientific research and our understanding of the past. The following list represents 10 of the most exciting announcements across the year. 1 – Bronze Age stilt houses unearthed in East Anglian Fens 2 – Swedish ...

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Archaeologists Discover Unknown City in Greece

An international research team at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results can change the view of an area that traditionally has been considered a backwater of the ancient world. Archaeologists from ...

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Yalda Festival

For thousands of years, Iranians have celebrated the last night of winter.  They have stayed up through the evening, waiting for the dawn, to witness the birth of the Sun; the source of life which has also been named “Mehr”. Praising the sun, on the night ...

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University of North Texas alumna Adela Andea. Photo made on Friday, August 12, 2016 in Houston. (Gary Payne/UNT Photo)

Saving Heritage on a Zip Drive

Morehshin Allahyari is one of the  “100 Leading Global Thinkers 2016” selected by Foreign Policy Last year, the Islamic State released a video of militants bludgeoning a statue of King Uthal of Hatra—one example among the scores of ancient artifacts the group has destroyed in Iraq ...

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Queen Nefertari's Mummified Remains

By Paola Busta. In 1904, the pioneering Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli cracked open a tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Queens. The crypt, which had been lost for millennia, showed signs of long-ago disaster. New research confirms the mummified fragments in a Turin museum likely belong ...

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The Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage Conference in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 30th November 2016 (WAM) -- Presidents, heads of states, formal delegations and representatives from over 40 countries have confirmed their participation at the Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage conference, taking place on 2nd and 3rd December at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. The global conference, ...

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Happy Human Rights Day!

Annually on December 10, Human Rights Day is celebrated across the world. Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This date honors ...

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World Soil Day

2016 Theme: “Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life” The positive contributions of pulses to soil properties are many: they fix the atmosphere nitrogen and improve its biodiversity, fertility and structure. That is the reason why the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) dedicates this year World ...

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