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Ancient Babylon: excavations, restorations and modern tourism
Ancient Babylon: excavations, restorations and modern tourism

Invasion, reconstruction, and trafficking all threaten this biblical site—but even today, Iraqis regularly visit.

Cultural heritage at risk: Turkey
Cultural heritage at risk: Turkey

One of the most archaeologically rich places in the world, Turkey’s urban development has left many sites exposed.

Cultural heritage at risk: Syria
Cultural heritage at risk: Syria

Militants have devastated cultural sites in Syria, and murdered the beloved head of antiquities at Palmyra.

Palmyra: the modern destruction of an ancient city
Palmyra: the modern destruction of an ancient city

Terrorists overran Palmyra twice despite international cries for protection, sowing irreversible destruction.

Diarna: documenting the places of a vanishing Jewish history
Diarna: documenting the places of a vanishing Jewish history

Can the physical remains of Jewish life in the Middle East be saved before they disappear entirely?

Saving Venice
Saving Venice

As this cultural capital sinks and sea levels rise, preservationists race against time.

The importance of the archaeological findspot: The Lullingstone Busts
The importance of the archaeological findspot: The Lullingstone Busts

What do we gain when works come from a well-documented excavation?

Looting, collecting, and exhibiting: the Bubon bronzes
Looting, collecting, and exhibiting: the Bubon bronzes

Where do objects in museums come from? Explore the tension between collectors and the preservation of history.

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