History

WWI Ypres gas attack sears the memory 100 years on

A visitor looks at WWI posters at an exhibition titled 'Propaganda and War: The Allied Front During the First World War' in Istanbul March 17, 2015.
 
19 Apr 2015
One hundred years ago, a green cloud of chlorine gas drifted gently towards Allied trenches around Ypres, promising an agonizing death as Germany sought to break the bloody stalemate World War I had become.   The attack failed but it...
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Veteran Egyptologist defends authenticity of Egyptian Mona Lisa

Meidum Geese painting
07 Apr 2015
A renowned egyptologist has defended the authenticity of an ancient Egyptian painting, the so-called "Meidum Gesse", against suspicions raised by an Italian professor, head of the Italian archaeological mission in Luxor. Al-Masry...
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Union: Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle faces first labor dispute

A gallery assistant holds a 2-pound coin with the new portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth following it's unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in London March 2, 2015.
31 Mar 2015
Staff at Windsor Castle, one of the residences of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, are considering withdrawing some services to tourists such as guided tours in a dispute over low pay, a labor union said on Monday.   The Public and...
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Grand Museum Chief: King Tutankhamun’s throne chair not broken

Tutankhamun
30 Mar 2015
Grand Egyptian Museum Director Tareq Sayyed denied news about a fracture in King Tutankhamun’s throne chair, saying that the items belonging to Tutankhamun's exhibit, which includes 1,700 pieces, will be transferred to the new...
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Antiquities Ministry to protect Abydos Temple from groundwater

30 Mar 2015
The Antiquities Ministry is aiming to protect the Abydos Temple from collapse due to rising groundwater.    In coordination with the American Research Center in Egypt, the ministry will attempt to save the temple, which is...
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Vietnam's collectors keep war memories alive, with bullets, bombs and dogtags

A father holds the body of his child as South Vietnamese Army Rangers look down from their armored vehicle. The child was killed as government forces pursued guerrillas into a village near the Cambodian border 
29 Mar 2015
 Grubby satchels, helmets, rusty knives and chunky radios are strewn around Dinh Van Loc's front room, transforming his house in Vietnam's capital into an abandoned battlefield. For Loc, these are treasured items amassed over...
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Party like it's 3000 BC: Egyptian beer vessels unearthed in Tel Aviv

Colored inscriptions on a newly discovered tomb in Luxor, Egypt
29 Mar 2015
Fragments of ancient beer-brewing basins unearthed in Tel Aviv indicate that Egyptians more than 5,000 years ago had settled further north than previously known and were imbibing in what is now Israel's most hard-partying city.  ...
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Egypt proposes more sites to UNESCO’s heritage list

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty
26 Mar 2015
Egypt’s delegate to the UNESCO, Mohamed sameh Amr, has said that Egypt is going to ask the organization to add further Egyptian sites to its World Heritage List.   Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty arrived to Paris on...
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Mohamed Ali Manial Palace: an artistic masterpiece

26 Mar 2015
Prince Mohamed Ali Pasha Palace or Manial Palace is an architectural masterpiece of art situated in Manial area, Giza, and surrounded by gardens.   The palace was built using Morroccan architectural style and is currently used as a...
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Italy restores Pompeii villa as EU funding deadline looms

 Mario Laporta, AFP I An Italian police officer guards the re-opening of a recently renovated "Great Theatre" inside the archaeological ruins of Pompeii, Italy, on June
25 Mar 2015
Italy unveiled the restored crown jewel of the ancient city of Pompeii on Friday, showing off a rare success story.   The country raced to shore up the site, which had been marred by such mismanagement and neglect that it risked...
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