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Times letters: Colonialism and the university culture wars

The Times/The Sunday Times 14 Jun 2021
Both “civilisations” depended on slave labour drawn from 70 to 90 colonies in the case of Greece, and several dozen in the case of Rome.
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Sudan's 'forgotten' pyramids risk being buried by shifting sand dunes

The Conversation 14 Jun 2021
Beginning around 2500BC, Sudan’s ancient Nubian civilisation left behind more than 200 pyramids that rise out of the desert across three archaeological sites ... These days sandstorms and shifting sand dunes pose the biggest threat to Sudan’s ancient heritage sites.
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Why the drive for cleaner energy is causing some mineral prices to rise

The National 14 Jun 2021
Four thousand years ago, the early civilisation of Sumeria in southern Iraq imported their copper from the land of Magan, which covered parts of the modern UAE and Oman ... Now, the transformation of global energy makes copper a crucial commodity once more ... The ancient copper miners of Magan profited from their part in forging a new civilisation ... .
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NON-FICTION: THE MURDER OF KNOWLEDGE

Dawn 13 Jun 2021
After discussing the destruction of Ashurbanipal’s royal library at the fall of Nineveh by the Babylonians, Ovenden takes us to the rise and fall of Alexandria, the archetypal library of the Western imagination, often referred to as “the greatest library ever assembled by the great civilisations of the ancient world.”.
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Counting the 24 carats of life

Gulf News 12 Jun 2021
For several years now, I have been generously dishing out some life philosophy to anyone who will listen ... I think she said it was ancient Egyptian wisdom ... For the sake of good order, I did extensive research about whether the ancient Egyptians had indeed lived and breathed this philosophy ... Nor any other civilisation, for that matter ... Remember ... .
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Yemen: Ancient ruins of Saba Kingdom temple vandalised and looted

France24 11 Jun 2021
... of the country, considered the cradle of many ancient civilisations.
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Today's Word Search: Is exile an acceptable punishment for murder? Ancient Greeks thought so!

Gulf News 10 Jun 2021
People call for it every single day, in matters large or small, because justice is the foundation of a civilised society ... India is home to one of the oldest civilisations on Earth so it stands to reason that its legal structure also has ancient roots ... Every civilisation has found its own way of dealing with crime and civil matters.
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Most King Tutankhamun displays ready at Grand Egyptian Museum

The National 09 Jun 2021
King Tutankhamun and his mask have become the symbols of ancient Egypt ... They cover thousands of years from prehistoric times to Egypt’s pharaonic civilisation, to its ancient Greek and Roman periods ... “King Tutankhamun and his mask have become the symbols of ancient Egypt," Ms Saleem said.
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UK amber list: Countries to spend 11 days in to avoid hotel quarantine

The National 09 Jun 2021
Explore archaeological sites and ancient castles, hike in the Albanian Alps and spend time in the capital, Tirana ... Why go? Home to the Dinaric Alps, endless limestone lakes, Ottoman architecture and ancient hilltop villages, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a stunning holiday destination that counts Croatia and Montenegro as its closest neighbours.
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65% of King Tutankhamun artefacts ready for display at Grand Egyptian Museum

The National 08 Jun 2021
King Tutankhamun and his mask have become the symbols of ancient Egypt ... They cover a period of thousands of years from prehistoric times to Egypt’s pharaonic civilisation to its ancient Greek and Roman periods ... “King Tutankhamun and his mask have become the symbols of ancient Egypt.
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About 65% of King Tutankhamun artefact displays ready at Grand Egyptian Museum

The National 08 Jun 2021
King Tutankhamun and his mask have become the symbols of ancient Egypt ... They cover a period of thousands of years from prehistoric times to Egypt’s pharaonic civilisation to its ancient Greek and Roman periods ... “King Tutankhamun and his mask have become the symbols of ancient Egypt.
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About 65% of King Tutankhamun artefacts ready for display at Grand Egyptian Museum

The National 08 Jun 2021
King Tutankhamun and his mask have become the symbols of ancient Egypt ... They cover a period of thousands of years from prehistoric times to Egypt’s pharaonic civilisation to its ancient Greek and Roman periods ... “King Tutankhamun and his mask have become the symbols of ancient Egypt.
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UK amber list: 11 holiday destinations where you can spend 11 days instead of hotel quarantine

The National 08 Jun 2021
Explore archeological sites and ancient castles, hike in the Albanian Alps and spend time in the capital, Tirana ... Why go? Home to the Dinaric Alps, endless limestone lakes, Ottoman architecture and ancient hilltop villages, Bosnia-Herzegovina is a stunning holiday destination that counts Croatia and Montenegro as its closest neighbours.
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In Expo 2020 Dubai's Peru Pavilion you can walk on the replica of the ancient Incan bridge of Q’eswachaka

Gulf News 07 Jun 2021
Tracing 10,000 years of ancient civilisation through traditions wrought in weaving and Peruvian superfoods such as quinoa, the 1,860-square-metre pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai narrates the nation's enduring past under the theme of ‘Timeless, Always Peru... visitors will tread on the replica of the ancient Incan bridge of Q’eswachaka.
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Madhya Pradesh’s rock art needs conservation, says expert

The Times of India 05 Jun 2021
Vagaries of weather have also played a major role in spoiling these ancient pieces of art and culture ... She added, “These beauties have the potential to attract tourists from across the world; rock art of Pachmarhi is a rare document of ancient civilisation.
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