World Bulletin / News Desk
The Palestinian Authority says it will ask to have additional religious occupied West Bank sites recognized by UNESCO as endangered World Heritage sites.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki named a site holy to Muslims and Jews in Hebron where biblical patriarchs and their wives are buried, and Mount Gerizim near Nablus.
Last week, UNESCO approved Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity as an endangered site in a move Palestinians hailed as a key step toward statehood.
Malki said the church's recognition was the start of a "long term project."
Iraq's heritage already suffered a major blow in the lawlessness and looting that followed the toppling of President Saddam Hussein by U.S.-led forces in 2003
Researchers ound different geometric shapes created using stones or sculpting on the ground - including squares, rings, crosses and swastikas - ranging from 90 to 400 meters in size.
UNESCO declared 2007 as the Year of Jalal al-Din Rumi to celebrate the 800th anniversary of his birth.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, opened the exhibition that was brought from Istanbul last Sunday.
Viva Palestine, a non-governmental organization based in Malaysia, organized the event which focuses this year on a female approach to the Palestinian problem.
One of the differentiating characteristics of Hafiz’s works is his tools and unusual techniques.
The ‘International meeting of Calligraphy’, a three-day event organized by IRCICA has the motto “The Holy Quran was received in Mecca, read in Egypt and written in Istanbul.”
The crescent-shaped 150 meter long structure has been dated to the period between 3050 and 2650 BCE.
Researchers found a secret chamber decorated with red hieroglyphs and carvings.
The “Morocco & Europe - six centuries in the eyes of the other” exhibition will be hosted in the Old Refectory of the Monastery of Jeronimos and will run for a month.
At the core of "Discovering Tutankhamun" are photographs, drawings and other records from the university's Griffith Institute
Nalanda University, which was destroyed in 1193, will be reopening near its original site in India's Bihar State.
Claims that Istanbul's historic Haydarpasa Railway Station, located in Kadikoy, will be turned into a luxury hotel worry the mayor of the district
Visitors of the site are allowed to copy and use the pictures freely
The Portuguese built it in 1591 to watch over the port of Mombasa, then one of the richest city states in the east coast of Africaç
During the ceremony, Chinese organizers granted awards to some foreign scholars and authors including Turkish publisher Cem Kizilcec.