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The Race to Save Syria's Archaeological Treasures | History | Smithsonian
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, Syria, ISIL, science, War, Antiquities, UNESCO, World Heritage Sites, Cultural Genocide, Middle East, news, history, society, world )

- 823 days ago -
This is terrible. The deliberate destruction of antiquities by ISIS and others in the birthplace of human civilization is cultural genocide
Tomb Raiding Is a Growing Problem in the Middle East
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, Egypt, Tomb Raiding, Black Market, Antiquities, Grave Robbers, Middle East, looters, looting, ISIL )

- 846 days ago -
Somehow this has to stop. Although antiquities looting has long been a problem in Egypt, a widening circle of illegal excavators have spirited over $3 billion worth of artifacts out of the cou
Syrian Civil War Prompts First Withdrawal From Doomsday Seed Vault In The Arctic
Science & Tech  (tags: syrian, svalbard global, seed samples, seed vault, Middle East, Civil War, research )

- 969 days ago -
Now, less than 10 years after the opening, officials are preparing to withdraw seeds for the first time.
Extinct Tree Grows Anew From Ancient Jar of Seeds Unearthed By Archaeologists
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, research, Middle East, ancient seeds, extinct, palm trees, good news )

- 1685 days ago -
For thousands of years, Judean date palm trees were one of the most recognizable and welcome sights for people living in the Middle East -- widely cultivated throughout the region for their sweet fruit, and for the cool shade they offered.
Mideast's Largest Crusader-Era Hospital Unveiled
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, humans, interesting, Middle East, Crusader hospital, unveiling, news )

- 1748 days ago -
The Jerusalem site is the largest hospital of that era ever found in the region.
Researchers: Ancient Human Remains Found in Israel
Science & Tech  (tags: Homo sapiens, humans, evolution, human origins, anthropology, archeology, geography, Middle East, theory, discovery )

- 2700 days ago -
Israeli archaeologists said Monday they may have found the earliest evidence yet for the existence of modern man, and if so, it could upset theories of the origin of humans.
Wind Could Have Parted Red Sea For Moses: Report
Science & Tech  (tags: weather, winds, Red Sea, mythos, legends, miracles, scientific examination, Middle East, fluid dynamics )

- 2796 days ago -
Moses might not have parted the Red Sea, but a strong east wind that blew through the night could have pushed the waters back in the way described in biblical writings and the Koran, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.

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