Topic: Archaeology

UNESCO World Heritage site Palmyra (photo: MAHER AL MOUNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Palmyra post-IS

A pawn in Assad's game

Syrian soldiers retake the citadel at Palmyra (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/TASS/V. Sharifulin)

Arab reactions to the reconquest of Palmyra

A dirty double-cross

An armed Iraqi guards the excavation of a newly discovered Sumerian settlement in Umm al-Aqareb some 300 kilometres south of Baghdad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Between Tigris and Euphrates

Mesopotamia: the cradle of civilisation

"The Aleppo Project" logo

Reconstruction of Aleppo

″Others destroy and we rebuild″

The English author of detective novels, Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976) (photo: Getty Images)

Agatha Christie and the Orient

When murder came to Mesopotamia

The National Museum in Beirut, Lebanon (photo: Juliane Metzker)

The National Museum in Beirut

Fighting to save the region's cultural heritage

The Roman amphitheatre in Suwaida, Syria (photo: Wikipedia)

Archaeological artefacts and sites in Syria

When historical treasures become pawns in a civil war

Bombardment of the Qahira fortress in Taiz (photo: AP)

The destruction of Yemen's cultural heritage

Treasures of humanity under threat

A view of the ancient synagogue, which was later turned into a mosque, from the road leading to Khirbet Susiya (photo: Ylenia Gostoli)

The Palestinian village of Susiya


Archaeology of a dispossession

Damage to the Grand Mosque in Aleppo (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Syria's cultural heritage under threat

"Virtually nothing is left"

Max von Oppenheim in his tent in Djebelet el-Beda, Syria, 1929 (photo: Max Freiherr von Oppenheim-Stiftung)

The German archaeologist and explorer Max von Oppenheim


Enchanted by the Myth of the Orient

The golden dome of the Dome of the Rock as seen from the Mount of Olives (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Dispute over planned archaeological museum in Jerusalem

Strife at the foot of the Temple Mount

Gardens in Islam


A Metaphor for Heavenly Paradise

The burial mask of Tutankhamun (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Tutankhamun – His Grave and His Treasures

Replicas that Dazzle and Impress

Historic photography of the ruins of Al-Madrasa Al-Afdhaliya in East Jerusalem's former Moroccan (or Mughrabi) Quarter (photo: American Colony/Library of Congress)

Islamic Archaeology in Israel

A Sea-change in Attitudes

 Ernst Herzfeld, excavation photograph 1911-1913 (photo: © Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

Islamic Archeology

Samarra, Centre of the World