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The Menso Guide to War, Conflict and World IssuesThe Menso Guide to War, Conflict and World Issues

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

 
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Head of the archaeology team in Razavar valley river, Shokouh Khosravi, said that archaeological surveys in the area were conducted with the purpose of discovering and identifying areas dating back to the Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic eras. Credit:...

This is the reason why you don’t want multiple parties, some of whom are barely out of the Stone Age, gouging around in the same military theater. This is also the kind of event that can turn ugly very, very fast. The stories right now are deve...

For thousands of years, dating back to 3,000 BCE, the Royal Game of Ur was played across the entire Near East. The Royal Game of Ur dates back to 3,000 BCE [Credit: British Museum]The game is a race between two players who roll tetrahedral dice and...

Saudi archaeologists have discovered underground aqueducts dating back to early Islamic period. They were found during an excavation in the historic city of Fayd, in Hail, along with bakery ovens, wash basins and a large number of architectural sites...

The palace-city of Samarra, capital of the former Abbasid Caliphate, was home to an advanced industry of glass production and trade, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Nadine Schibille of the CNRS, France and collea...

It’s been a while since we’ve heard a lot about the so-called Islamic State. Since the "defeat" of ISIS in Iraq and the majority of Syria, much of the focus in the war-torn regions of the Middle East has been on: the ongoing pissing match between...

Iranian archaeologists have recently unearthed vestiges of architectural elements, potteries and stone tools, which are estimated to date from the Iron Age, IRNA reported. Credit: Tehran TimesThe findings were revealed through a survey across the ce...