Manuscripts rescued from the hands of Islamist rebels

Historical texts smuggled out of Timbuktu in cars, carts and canoes are on show this week in Brussels

Published online: 18 December 2014

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Egypt reopens tomb as tourism falls

Minister increases public access in attempt to reverse post-revolution slump

Published online: 18 December 2014

Syria and Iraq’s neighbours can help contain the looting

Securing the borders of the two war-torn countries could hamper the antiquities smugglers

Published online: 18 December 2014

Egyptian Museum goes back in time

“Revival” project is restoring the 1902 building to its original condition

Published online: 13 December 2014

Storm brewing over historic Miami homes

Preservationists urge City to rein in developers’ desire to replace older properties with “McMansions”

Published online: 06 December 2014

Benglis brings her sculpture home

Restored work to be lent to New Orleans after artist pays to reverse 30 years of decline

Published online: 05 December 2014


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