Heritage News from the Media : July 2013

Heritage News from the Media : July 2013
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31 July

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30 July

  • Treasure Hunters Ruining Jordan’s Ancient Artifacts
    The Media Line
    AMMAN, Jordan – Under the cover of nightfall, Emad Jarur drives his black van to an ancient site near here, to dig, drill or even use explosives to reach a suspected treasure of gold and ancient artifacts.
  • Syrian looters with bulldozers seek ancient treasure amid chaos
    BusinessMirror, Philippine
    Looters in bulldozers armed with automatic weapons are exploiting the mayhem of Syria’s civil war to seize sites, including Apamea, founded in 300 B.C. by one of Alexander the Great’s generals, where colonnaded streets stretch for almost 2 kilometers along a hilltop.

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29 July

  • Temporary list of UNESCO renewed with new Turkish artifacts
    Hürriyet Daily News, TurkeyThe UNESCO temporary list has been renewed with new Turkish artifacts. UNESCO has added Galata, Yoros, İzmir Foça, Çandarlı, Bartın Amasra, Düzce Akçakoca and Sinop Castle to the UNESCO temporary list.

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28 July

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27 July

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24 July

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23 July

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22 July

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20 July

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19 July

  • Amasra’s old tower enters UNESCO’s temporary list
    Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey
    Amasra’s famous tower, dating back to the Ceneviz era, has entered UNESCO’s temporary world heritage list. The tower dates back 3,000 years is one of the most important artifacts of the Black Sea town.

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17 July

  • Can Borsa still beckon history buffs to Syria?
    The Huffinton Post, United States
    Looking through stacks of old pictures today, I came across a set I shot in Bosra, Syria, 23 years ago showing stately, if worn, internationally recognized relics.

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16 July

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15 July

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14 July

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11 July

  • 7th century building found near Al Wakrah
    Gulf Times, Qatar
    Archaeologists from Qatar Museums Authority and University of Birmingham seen amid the remains of the seventh century Islamic dwelling, to the south of Al Wakrah.

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10 July

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9 July

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8 July

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4 July

  • Excavations reveal the first mosaics in Amasya
    Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey
    The latest findings at the Amasya excavations, 2,000-year old Roman mosaics, bear many similarities with the Zeugma mosaics. Officials say with the findings, Amasya will turn a new page in its history.

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3 July

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1 July

  • Ottoman manuscripts come to the digital environment
    Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey
    Within the scope of a project titled “Recovering Cultural Heritage in the Balkans,” experts from Turkey are transferring Ottoman manuscripts into a digital environment in Macedonia, home to the largest number of Ottoman manuscripts in the Balkans after Bosnia Herzegovina.