Palestinian Museum to Host ‘Feast of Ashes’ Book Launch
The Palestinian Museum in Ramallah on Sunday will host a book launch for “Feast of Ashes” from 6:30-8:30 pm. Written by Sato Moughalian, an Armenian-American, the book focuses on her grandfather, David Ohannessian, one of the artists credited with introducing Armenian ceramics in Jerusalem. Ohannessian founded the “Dome of... Read more
The Hotel Historian Is at Your Service
Ken Price was hired 36 years ago as director of public relations at the Palmer House Hilton. But it’s his other gig at the renowned Chicago property that speaks more to him: That of hotel historian, an official title he has held for 11 years. Mr. Price is the... Read more
Egypt Displays Restoration of Tutankhamun Gilded Coffin
Egypt yesterday displayed the gilded coffin of Tutankhamun, under restoration for the first time since the boy king’s tomb was discovered in 1922. The restoration process began in mid-July after the three-tiered coffin was transferred to the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo from the Valley of the Kings... Read more
French Submarine That Went Missing in 1968 is Found in Mediterranean
AFP/Marseille A French submarine that went missing in the western Mediterranean in 1968 has been found, officials said yesterday, ending a 51-year wait for families of the crew who continue to seek answers to the naval disaster. The diesel-electric Minerve submarine was lost off France’s southern coast with 52... Read more
Egypt Starts Restoration Work on the Golden-Plated Sarcophagus
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced that experts have started restoration work on the golden-plated sarcophagus of Egypt’s 18th dynasty boy-king Tutankhamun. It marks the first time that such a project has been initiated since the discovery of the tomb in 1922, which was found untouched. The coffin and... Read more
Jewels and tools among Neolithic find in Israel
Thousands of pieces of tools, jewellery, figurines, seeds and other objects have been found at the site of a huge 9,000-year-old settlement from the Neolithic period uncovered in Israel. Archaeologists believe that the site, located near Motza Junction, 5km (3 miles) west of Jerusalem, was once a city housing... Read more
Egypt Unveils Program to Teach Children Hieroglyphics
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities, in cooperation with multiple public libraries, has launched an initiative to teach traditional Egyptian hieroglyphics to children. The two-month program includes lectures and workshops to teach youngsters the ancient writing and deepen their knowledge about their heritage and culture. It will take place at nine... Read more
Fighting for Our Past to Preserve Our Future
Al-Etihad, UAE, April 22 The fire that consumed the Church of Notre Dame in France was a tragic event and a great humanitarian shock for everyone who understands the value of human history. It is therefore not surprising that the fire received widespread media attention across the world. One... Read more
Sites in Iraq, Bahrain Added as UNESCO World Heritage Sites
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has voted to add Bahrain’s Dilmun Burial Mounds and Iraq’s ancient city of Babylon to the World Heritage List. The Dilmun Burial Mounds consist of 21 archaeological sites that were built between 2050 BC and 1750 BC, offering evidence of the Early Dilmun civilization, an... Read more
Harvard Archeologist and Historian is Exploring the Possibility of Finding Europe’s First Mosque
A Harvard archeologist and historian is exploring the possibility of finding Europe’s ‘first mosque’ in Reccopolis, an old Visigothian city, which was taken over by the Muslim conquerers of Spain in the early 9th Century. Archeologists are excavating the remains of the ancient city of Reccopolis near Spain’s capital... Read more