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Updated at 1:12 pm (GMT +2): The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the...
Friday, March 6, 2015
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The head of the United Nations' cultural agency on Thursday demanded an emergency meeting of the world body's Security Council following the mass...
Friday, February 27, 2015
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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday banned all trade in antiquities from war-torn Syria, threatened sanctions on anyone buying oil from...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
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Maurice Qudeih
The U.S. Bureau of International Information Programs published a two-page brief in September 2014 titled: A Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria. At...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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Suhaib Anjarini
“Of course it is possible, but it will cost you a lot of money,” said Ahmed, a Syrian militant, who was asked if he could bring us an old artifact...
Monday, April 7, 2014
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Anas Zarzar, Wissam Kanaan
Damascus – The walls of Maamoun Abdul-Karim’s office behind the National Museum in Damascus are covered with photographs of artifacts and sites...
Monday, October 29, 2012
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Joanne Bajjaly
The news coming from Syria is gloomy on all levels. In the “Land of Civilizations,”
Sunday, June 17, 2012
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Joanne Bajjaly
Seventy years after it opened, the National Museum, once a byword for division in Beirut, has acquired new status as a symbol of unity and rebirth....
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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Joanne Bajjaly
In the late 19th century, a French archaeologist took a 1500 year-old mosaic from Hiram’s Tomb to France. After its restoration by the Louvre museum...
Friday, May 11, 2012
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