Tag: Heritage

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Roman-era artefacts wash up on shore in Black Sea port town of Turkey

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Pieces of tombs and columns, believed to date back to the Roman era, have washed up on the shores of the Amasra district in the northern …

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Ancient temple left neglected as Yemen war threatens history

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Along a narrow road in Yemen choked by natural gas tankers and heavily armed soldiers lies an ancient temple neglected and threatened in a nation now …

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Greek-American politicians seek hearing on Parthenon Marbles

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Members of the U.S. Congress’ Hellenic Caucus have requested the Committee on Foreign Affairs hold a hearing on their House Resolution saying the Parthenon Marbles should …

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Getty Museum acquires Etruscan bronze appliqué of the Sun God Usil

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The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of an early 5th-century B.C. bronze appliqué depicting the Etruscan Sun God Usil. Appliqué depicting the Sun …

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Western Australia chemical plants threaten 40,000-year-old rock art

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On a far flung peninsula halfway up the coast of Western Australia are strange piles of cubic boulders that look like rusty refrigerators and boxes. Decorating …

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Ancient statues return to Lebanon as war on smuggling intensifies

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Ancient sculptures that were missing for decades after being stolen during Lebanon’s civil war are to go on display in Beirut thanks to a global fight …

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St Mark's mosaic restoration completed

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For five years, restorers worked on the mosaics on the dome of the narthex, the entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice’s most famous monument. The mosaics, …