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10:14, 25 April 2014 Friday
Art & Culture

13:06, 15 April 2014 Tuesday
Iraq museum hopes to reopen after decade of closure

Some artefacts that went missing have been sent back after being seized in the US, Europe and other Arab countries.

16:31, 11 April 2014 Friday
2nd Palestine marathon kicks off in Bethlehem

Held under the slogan of the 'right to movement'," the marathon celebrates the Palestinian Sports Day and promotes the cause of thousands of Palestinians held in Israeli prisoners.

14:43, 11 April 2014 Friday
Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus found in Israel

The gold encased scarab ring had the name of Pharaoh Seti I on it, implying that it may be from the 13th century BC.

12:44, 11 April 2014 Friday
Rare Ottoman bowl breaks world record at auction

World record for Iznik pottery achieved as anonymous bidder buys rare bowl in London auction.

16:25, 09 April 2014 Wednesday
14 countries attend Arbil book fair

The book fair was opened by KRG leader Masoud Barzani.

16:05, 09 April 2014 Wednesday
Book donation campaign in Kosovo

The books collected during the campaign will be sent to the various libraries in the country including the Prizren People Library. So far hundreds of books have been collected in the booth opened in Shadirvan Square.

12:06, 09 April 2014 Wednesday
Malians celebrate reconstruction of Timbuktu tombs

The government and U.N. world heritage agency UNESCO earmarked $11 million for the rebuilding and renovation of the historical tombs and sites in Timbuktu destroyed two years ago.

12:01, 09 April 2014 Wednesday
International Roma Day marked across Balkans

Europe's 'most marginalized' ethnic minorty hears promises on education and inclusion.

14:59, 08 April 2014 Tuesday
Manastir maintains its Ottoman character

Having been conquered in 1382, Manastir was strategically important for Ottoman policy in the Balkans. The Ottoman lifestyle and culture still reflects itself in many spheres of life and architecture.

17:20, 07 April 2014 Monday
Ancient bath found in Turkey's Mugla

The bath is believed to have been part of the Becin castle in the Milas district of Mugla and will soon be open for visitors.

16:47, 05 April 2014 Saturday
Istanbul University restores Ottoman monogram above its gates

In recent years, Turkey has seen a growing interest and demand to explore and revive many aspects of its Ottoman culture and heritage.

13:27, 05 April 2014 Saturday
Harvard University finds books cases in human skin in library

Making book cases from human skin was a common practice in the 17th century, with books on anatomy particularly making use of it.

18:10, 04 April 2014 Friday
Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot politicians in joint tour of

Peace talks between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots resumed in February after a 2 year pause and are currently ongoing.

09:09, 04 April 2014 Friday
Satellites and sensors to halt crumbling of Italy's Pompeii

Regular collapses of walls and houses in the treasured Roman town that was covered by ash in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD have caused an international outcry

16:24, 02 April 2014 Wednesday
Turkish president gifts Kuwaiti emir with 114-year-old letter

During the meeting, the two world leaders fittingly signed a contract to increase co-operative on archives.

17:04, 01 April 2014 Tuesday
Europe's first trick art museum opens in Turkey

A popular Far Eastern phenomenon which marries art and entertainment finds its European home in Istanbul

17:29, 29 March 2014 Saturday
Spanish queen inaugurates Arabic calligraphic exhibition

Spanish Queen Sofia inaugurated an exhibition of Arabic calligraphy titled “America: Arabs in America.”

14:24, 28 March 2014 Friday
India demands return of 'stolen' Hindu statues from Australia

It is believed that the dealer from which they were bought, Subhash Kapoor, looted the artefacts. The dealer is currently on trial in India.



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