Mosque dating from Islam's arrival in Holy Land found

World / Science & Health Jul 19, 2019

Mosque dating from Islam's arrival in Holy Land found

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of one of the world's oldest rural mosques, built around the time Islam arrived in the Holy Land, they said on Thursday. The Israel Antiquities Authority estimates that the mosque, uncovered ahead of new construction in the Bedouin ...

Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun mask over ownership documents

World Jul 9, 2019

Egypt asks Interpol to trace Tutankhamun mask over ownership documents

Egypt has asked Interpol to track down a 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefact that was sold in London for $6 million despite fierce opposition from Cairo, government officials said. Christie's auction house sold the 28.5-centimeter (11-inch) relic for £4,746,250 ($5,970,000) to an unknown buyer in early July ...

Tutankhamun relic fetches $6 million in London despite Egyptian outcry

Business Jul 5, 2019

Tutankhamun relic fetches $6 million in London despite Egyptian outcry

A 3,000-year-old quartzite head of Egyptian "Boy King" Tutankhamun was auctioned off for $6 million on Thursday in London despite an outcry from Cairo. Christie's auction house sold the 28.5-cm (11-inch) relic for £4,746,250 ($5,970,000, €5,290,000) at one of its most controversial auctions in years. No ...

World Jun 16, 2019

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses; other cultural heritage sites at risk

An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed last week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country's cultural heritage and the government's ability to protect them. The old citadel, known as Ghaznain Fort, originally ...

Pre-Inca, myth-generating funerary towers restored in Bolivia

World Jun 2, 2019

Pre-Inca, myth-generating funerary towers restored in Bolivia

Unique quadrangular pre-Inca towers made of earth and straw dot the landscape at Condor Amaya on the Bolivian altiplano, giving rise to myths and legends. These eight chullpas, standing almost side by side, are funerary towers that have been built with a technique unique to ...