Topic: Archaeology

Cracking due to high temperatures is causing the colour of Egypt’s pyramids at Giza to change (photo: Egyptian tourist board/picture-alliance)

Climate change and Middle East monuments

The most endangered on Earth

The ancient city of Susa in southwestern Iran (photo: picture-alliance)

Archaeological mystery

Ancient Elamite script from Iran deciphered?

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

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

Coimbra riverfront with the old cathedral (photo: Marta Vidal)

Arabic inscription on Coimbra Cathedral

"Greatness will remain"

The Umayyad Mosque in Damascus (photo: Issam Hajjar)

The "Syrian Heritage Archive Project"

Syria's cultural landscape lives on – in Berlin

Three clay fragments bearing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh (photo: Osama Shukir Muhammed Armin; FRCP / CC-by-sa 4.0)

Treasures of the Ancient Middle East

Deciphering the first written language

Historian and author Michael Sommer (source: University of Oldenburg)

Non-Fiction: Michael Sommer′s ″Syria. Geschichte einer zerstoerten Welt″

Before the truth wars: The history of a destroyed world

What remains of the al-Hadba minaret belonging to Mosul′s 12th century Great Al-Nuri Mosque (photo: Reuters)

Cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq

Casualties of war

The ruins of Al-Nuri mosque in Mosul (photo: Reuters/Ahmaq News Agency)

Islamic State′s destruction of Mosul

Razed to the ground

Exhibits from the exhibition in Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle (photo: Bundeskunsthalle Bonn)

Iran exhibition: "Ancient Culture between Water and Desert "

The cradle of civilisation

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

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