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

 
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Qatar Museums (QM) has announced the discovery of a formerly unknown petroglyph site in the centre of the Qatari Peninsula.  Credit: Gulf TimesThe newly discovered site is spread across an area of around 15 hectares, making it the second larges...

An international team of scientists, led by geneticists from Trinity College Dublin, have sequenced the genomes from ancient goat bones from areas in the Fertile Crescent where goats were first domesticated around 8,500 BC. They reveal a 10,000-year...

Austria has signed a preliminary agreement with Iran to fund the renovation of the ancient Iranian monument Persepolis in Fars province. Gate of All Nations, Persepolis [Credit: WikiCommons]The deal named “The Glory of Persepolis” was clinched i...

Ride-hailing giant Uber is in talks over a possible merger with Middle East rival Careem, according to Bloomberg — citing three people familiar with the matter. The report suggests various deal structures have been discussed, although it also...

When Eckart Frahm, professor of Assyriology at Yale, received a call from Homeland Security with a request to come to New York to assess cuneiform tablets, he was intrigued by the opportunity to provide an assessment of the content and origins of the...

Even ancient Babylonian chefs knew the value of a good cookbook. Not unlike today’s chefs, the ancient Babylonians favored recipes of stews filled with savory meats, herbaceous herbs, and earthy vegetables. Unlike today, the recipes for these dishe...

Remains of young people who were ritually sacrificed have been found from Bronze Age Mesopotamia. Evidence of the trauma observed on the head of one of the skeletons [Credit: Zuhal Özel]Led by Museum scientific associate Dr Brenna Hassett, a team e...