Heritage News from the Media : September 2013

Heritage News from the Media : September 2013
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28 September

  • Egyptian goddess statue unveiled in Izmir’s Red Basilica.
    Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey
    An almost nine-meter long lion-headed Egyptian goddess Sekhmet has been revived in the Red Basilica (Kızıl Avlu) in the largest structure of the ancient city of Pergamon in İzmir’s Bergama district, and opened to visits on Sept. 26. The statue has already drawn great interest from tourists in the area. linea_news02

27 September

26 September

25 September

24 September

  • Tafogalt: Rural charm of Eastern Morocco (in Arabic)
    Al Sharq Al Awsat, Saudi Arabia
    A Medusa mosaic that was unearthed in 2009 in the Odeon structure in the southern province of Burdur’s ancient city of Kibyra, had been kept away, untouched, for years. This year, for the first time, the mosaic was unraveled
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23 September

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21 September

20 September

  • Medusa mosaic ready to work spell once more.
    Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey
    A Medusa mosaic that was unearthed in 2009 in the Odeon structure in the southern province of Burdur’s ancient city of Kibyra, had been kept away, untouched, for years. This year, for the first time, the mosaic was unraveled
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18 September

  • Roman Tomb in Antalya.
    Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey
    A tomb estimated to date back to the Roman period, which was unearthed during digs in the southern province of Antalya, has been taken under protection. The Cultural Heritage Preservation Regional Board will make a decision about the removal and display of the tomb.

16 September

  • Historic Quran found in mosque in Turkey’s Mugla.
    Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey
    A historic handwritten Quran was discovered in an old mosque in Bodrum. Yüksel Kılınçarslan, the imam of Tepecik Mosque, which has been serving the local community since 1737 on Neyzen Tevfik Avenue, noticed the 1,200 year-old Quran in the imam’s room and informed officials about it. At a ceremony, the historic Quran was delivered to the Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum with its accompanying protocol.
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14 September

12 September

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11 September

  • Treasures revealed under Saudi sands.
    Arab News, Saudi Arabia
    Visualizing Saudi Arabia with vast amounts of oil and gas under its desert sands is easy; but thousands of years ago before the country struck black gold, caravans of camels crisscrossed the region trading incense – for silks, spices and ivory, bringing prosperity to the land while also introducing different cultures from distant kingdoms.

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9 September

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7 September

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6 September

  • Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace in transformation.
    Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey
    Istanbul’s most important Ottoman heritage, Topkapı Palace has undergone many changes and gained a number of new practices within the scope of the works carried out recently

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4 September

  • New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt
    BBC, UK
    A new timeline for the origin of ancient Egypt has been established by scientists. A team from the UK found that the transformation from a land of disparate farmers into a state ruled by a king was more rapid than previously thought.
  • Heritage and the Syrian crises
    Al Ahram, Egypt
    Syria’s historic buildings, museums and archaeological sites continue to suffer as a result of the crisis in the country.
  • Antiquities recovered
    Al Ahram, Egypt
    The Malawi Museum in Minya is well on the way towards rehabilitation after its recent looting.

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3 September

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2 September

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1 September