Topic: Antiquities and historical monuments

23 March 2022: The first post-pandemic cruise ship to dock at La Goulette, Tunis, Tunisia (photo: Getty Images)

Tourism in North Africa

Tentative recovery, or too little, too late?

Syrian craftsman Khaled Bahlawan hammers nails in a wooden boat at his boatyard in Syria's Mediterranean Island of Arwad on 24 July 2022 (photo: LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria's Phoenician heritage

Traditional boat-makers keep ancient craft afloat

The 3,400-year-old Bronze Age city in Iraq revealed by falling reservoir water levels (photo: Universities of Tübingen and Freiburg/KAO)

Archaeology in Iraq

Drought reveals Bronze Age city

Bicycle parked along a track on the Sufi Trail (photo: Marian Brehmer)

The Sufi Trail

Anatolia through the eyes of a pilgrim

Bishop Esber presides over a Greek Orthodox mass in the monastery at Izraa, in Syrian's southern Hauran province (photo: Lutz Jaekel)

Syria before the war

An exhibition to remember

Palestinian Widad Kawar, dedicated to raising awareness of the value of Palestinian, Jordanian and Syrian costumes, and founder of the Tiraz Museum in Jordan (photo: Marta Vidal)

Palestine, Jordan and Syria

The woman preserving handwoven history

Mysterious: the carved T-shaped megaliths at the prehistoric Gobekli Tepe near Sanliurfa, Turkey (photo: Ozan KOSE/AFP)

Gobekli Tepe

The Turkish hilltop where civilisation began

The archaeologists have christened the huge underground city "Matiate".(photo: Halil Ibrahim Sincar/ Anadolu Agency/ picture-alliance)

Sensational find in Turkey

Turkish archaeologists discover subterranean city of Matiate

A kaleidoscopic melange, from powder blue to periwinkle, and pretty much everything in between, crafts the cobalt cityscape (photo: Sugato Mukherjee)

Chefchaouen: Morocco's 'Blue Pearl'

A page from the ancient Timbuktu manuscripts (photo: Elias Altmimi, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

"Mali Magic": Ancient Mali's manuscripts available online

A picture shows an Iraqi architect exiting a traditional house amid renovations in the old town of Iraq‘s northern city of Mosul, on 23 February 2022 (photo: Zaid Al-Obeidi/AFP)

Reconstruction in Iraq

Mosul's Old City rises from rubble in Iraq

An installation entitled Eternity Now by American artist Gisela Colon seen near the Sphinx and the pyramids on the Giza Plateau, near Cairo, Egypt on October 25, 2021

"Forever is Now": Art in the Egyptian desert

Demolition in Jeddah (source: YouTube screenshot)

Saudi Arabia's urban development

The Crown Prince's bulldozers

Preparing Medicine from Honey: Arabic translation of the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, 1224 CE. Calligrapher: ‘Abdullah ibn al-Fadl. Iraq (source: The Met https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/451400; Public Domain)

"The Book of Charlatans"

Mediaeval Syria's answer to Mark Twain

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