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Analysis of conflicts that lead to violence, with emphasis on the Middle Ea...

 


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A palaeodeserts project team that is investigating the prehistoric environments and human occupations has found that the Arabian Peninsula was green. Called the Green Arabia events, this occurred several times during the last few hundred thousand yea...

UNSW Sydney scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world's oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, possibly used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculate how to construct...

Following the discovery of a “dakhmeh” (also called tower of silence) in Torkabad City, Yazd Province, six ossuary rooms have revealed traces of ancient burial rituals in ancient Persia. Zoroastrian ossuaries discovered in the Tower of Silence i...

The results, which include information during the last glacial and interglacial periods, showed that relief from the current dry spell across the interior of the Middle East is unlikely within the next 10,000 years. Graphs showing data measured from...

Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby has agreed to forfeit thousands of illegally smuggled ancient Middle Eastern artifacts obtained from antiquities dealers, the company and U.S. officials said on Wednesday. Cuneiform tablet, one of several artifac...

The news of the destruction of the 12th-century Great Mosque of al-Nuri and the adjacent al-Hadba Minaret left me speechless. The destruction of sites throughout Mosul over the last three years has made headlines and deepened the pain we feel for tho...

This is from an August 2006 blog post I wrote for this site. Interesting to re-read this news capsule of ten years ago, and see what predictions came true, what facts are now ignored and what history has been forgotten.The point of this August 2016 p...