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Archaeologists Uncover Post-conquest Aztec Altar in Mexico City

Archaeologists Uncover Post-conquest Aztec Altar in Mexico City

Sometime after Hernan Cortes conquered the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in modern-day Mexico City in 1521, an indigenous household that survived the bloody Spanish invasion arranged an altar including incense and a pot with human ashes. The remains of that elaborate display have been unearthed b

Tel Aviv Ranked World’s Priciest City for First Time

Tel Aviv Ranked World’s Priciest City for First Time

Tel Aviv is the world's most expensive city to live in as soaring inflation has pushed up living costs globally, according to a survey published on Wednesday The Israeli city climbed five rungs to score top place for the first time in the authoritative ranking compiled by the Economist Intelligen

Endangered Gazelles Spring Back in Jerusalem Park

A few years ago, only three mountain gazelles were left in Jerusalem's shrinking green spaces, the rest having fallen victim to predators, road kills and urban development.

Jokha al-Harthi Awarded Lagardere’s ‘Prix de La Littérature Arabe’

Jokha al-Harthi Awarded Lagardere’s ‘Prix de La Littérature Arabe’

The French Lagardere Foundation awarded Jokha al-Harthi, a Omani writer and academic, its 2021 Prix de La Littérature Arabe, a French prize that celebrates literature by Arab authors written in French or literature translated from Arabic to French. She won the prize for her novel “Les corps céles

Pantheon: Resting Place of France's Great and Good

Pantheon: Resting Place of France's Great and Good

Josephine Baker, the French-American dancer and singer who fought in the French Resistance and later battled racism, will become the first black woman to enter the Pantheon, France's most hallowed resting place, on Tuesday. The domed mausoleum in the heart of Paris, modelled on the Pantheon in Ro

Archaeologists Find 800-year Old Mummy in Peru

Archaeologists Find 800-year Old Mummy in Peru

A team of experts has found a mummy estimated to be at least 800 years old on Peru's central coast, one of the archaeologists who participated in the excavation said on Friday. The mummified remains were of a person from the culture that developed between the coast and mountains of the South Amer

Egypt Unveils Pharaonic ‘Rams Road’ at Karnak Temple

Egypt Unveils Pharaonic ‘Rams Road’ at Karnak Temple

Egypt unveiled on Thursday a road lined with hundreds of ram-headed sphinx statues dating back more than 3,000 years, in a grandiose night-time ceremony at Karnak Temple in archaeologically-rich Luxor. Dubbed the "Rams Road", the sandstone-paved path connecting the temples of Karnak and Luxor in

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