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July 20, 2019

"The Silk Road is likely to emerge as the most ambitious and expansive international cooperation program for heritage preservation ever undertaken"

For thousands of years, extensive trade networks crisscrossed the great expanse of Eurasia between ancient Chinese empires...

January 30, 2019

“Because her family is one of the oldest in Iraq, her sense of history was very keen." One of the earliest effects of the Iraq War on its cultural heritage – i

December 25, 2018

The 1833 illustration of the interior of the Church of the Nativity is in the public domain The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem was inscribed on the World

October 23, 2018

 "The Dead Sea forgeries could be part of the most significant sham in Biblical archaeology..."

UPDATE: The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC announced that five of its "most valuable artifacts...are fake and will not be displayed anymore." Those artifacts were thou...

August 25, 2018

“The chemical dyes of the carpets that were woven 40 to 50 years ago were so bright that they exhaust your eyes”

“Intangible cultural heritage” is the term affixed by cultural policy makers to mark aspects of culture beyond the built environment, such as architecture, a...

June 6, 2018

“An Incredibly Detailed Map of Medieval Trade Routes”

For thousands of years, extensive trade networks crisscrossed the great expanse of Eurasia between ancient Chinese empires and the civilizations surrounding the Mediterranean. Known by historians as the Silk Road, th...

May 5, 2018

In 2010, the Green family - owners of Hobby Lobby and the force behind the new Museum of the Bible (above) in Washington, DC - ignored warnings of the provenance of several thousand artifacts and purchased them anyway for $1.6 million. Since then, federal investigators...

October 16, 2017

The Zeugma Mosaic Museum in in Gaziantep, Turkey opened in 2011 as the largest mosaic museum in the world. Containing some 1700m2 of mosaics, the museum focuses on the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which was scheduled to be flooded in the early part of the current cent...

August 1, 2017

Hobby Lobby is a national chain of stores dedicated to arts and crafts supplies. David Green opened the first store in 1972 in Oklahoma and eventually expanded the chain nationwide. By 2015, Hobby Lobby had more than 600 stores across the United States. In 2012, the Mu...

July 29, 2017

Canaan, an area covering much of what is today Israel, was the site of much of what is recorded in the Hebrew Bible and is an area rich in history and archaeology. The Lebanese Republic, or Lebanon, is the modern-day country that was the home of people known as the anc...

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