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The Reconstruction of Mecca’s Grand Mosque Involves Extensive Damage to Major Historical Features

In a move that is controversial among both heritage professionals and Muslim groups outside of the extremist Wahabi government of Saudi Arabia, the rulers of Islam’s birthplace have begun construction on the Grand Mosque of Mecca in order to expand … Continue reading

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Egypt’s tomb raiders put precious monuments in real danger

It would appear that the famous Egyptian archaeologist and vociferous advocate of repatriation efforts, Zahi Hawass, despite having been removed from the government in a state of disgrace, is still active in promoting the protection of important historical sites and … Continue reading

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