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Long-neglected Gaza heritage wilts in war

The Israeli missile tore through the vaulted ceiling and pulverised age-old sandstone. One direct hit destroyed the Omari mosque in Jabaliya and dealt another blow to Gaza's beleaguered heritage.
The site is believed to have housed a mosque since the seventh century and parts of the Omari were said to date back to the 14th century.

Samaras expects 'exceptionally important find' at Ancient Amphipolis

Archaeologists digging at Ancient Amphipolis in Central Macedonia, northern Greece, are poised to make an “exceptionally important find,” according to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who visited the site on Tuesday.

“It is certain that we are looking at an exceptionally important find,” he said after being guided around the Kasta Hill by archaeologist Katerina Peristeri.

World’s first adobe palace comes to light in eastern Turkey

Excavations will start soon in the Aslantepe tumulus, one of the latest 13 places in Turkey that have been included in UNESCO’s world heritage temporary list. Dating back to the 5,000s B.C., the ancient site in the central Anatolian province of Malatya is home to the world’s first adobe palace, which was unearthed in previous years. This year, the goal is to unearth the palace completely.

Centuries-old Ephesus paintings restored with latest technology

The fantastic mosaics and wall paintings of the Yamaç Houses in Ephesus are undergoing a new restoration that will leave the works as vivid as the day they were created back in 1 BC Magnificent wall paintings dating back 2,000 years in the Yamaç Houses of the ancient city of Ephesus are undergoing a restoration to return them to their original glory.