Tag: Heritage

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Truck driver ploughs through Peru's ancient Nazca lines

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The Peruvian government has ordered increased security at the country’s world famous Nazca lines after a truck driver ploughed his vehicle through the ancient archaeological site. …

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Thessaloniki's Palace of Galerius prepares to reopen to the public

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Lovers of history will have another site to add to their list when travelling to Thessaloniki, with the Palace Complex of Galerius due to reopen on …

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The Greeks and Alexander the Great

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To modern Greeks, Alexander the Great is an integral part of their rich heritage — one of history’s greatest conquerors who toppled the hated Persian Empire …

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Hittite temple damaged in Syria by Turkish raids

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Syria’s antiquities department and a war monitor on Sunday said a 3,000-year-old temple has been damaged in Turkish air strikes on a Kurdish militia in the …

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Ancient burial chamber in Turkey's Adıyaman looted

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Treasure hunters carrying out illegal excavations in Turkey’s southeastern Adıyaman province have discovered a burial chamber from the Roman-era, reports said Wednesday. IHA Photo People who …

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Turkey seizes over 26,000 ancient artefacts from smugglers

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Turkish police seized more than 26,450 ancient artefacts from various Middle Eastern civilizations in a massive sweep which also netted 13 smugglers. AA Photo The artefacts …

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Colossus of Ramses II moved to Grand Egyptian Museum

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Egypt moved an 83-tonne, 3,200-year-old statue of King Ramses II to the atrium of Cairo’s new Grand Egyptian Museum on Thursday in a complex operation undertaken …