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Climate change threatens iconic tourist sites: UN experts

Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island or Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike, scientists and UN experts said on Thursday.

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Vasco da Gama shipwreck discovered off Oman coast

Oman's Ministry of Heritage & Culture (MHC) has announced the discovery and archaeological excavation of a Portuguese East Indiaman that was part of Vasco da Gama's 1502-1503 Armada to India. The announcement was made

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Montblanc Heritage Collection unveils 'Capless Rollerball'

German luxury brand Montblanc has unveiled the new Capless Rollerball completing the Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912, a line of writing instruments that pays tribute to the innovative spirit of the brand.   

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Montblanc Heritage Collection unveils 'Capless Rollerball'

German luxury brand Montblanc has unveiled the new Capless Rollerball completing the Montblanc Heritage Collection 1912, a line of writing instruments that pays tribute to the innovative spirit of the brand.   

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Pearl Route homes in Bahrain may be revamped

Homes in historic neighbourhoods in Muharraq, Bahrain, could finally be redeveloped as part of a multi-million-dinar heritage scheme. They are located on the Pearl Route, which has been granted World Heritage Site status by the Un

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Groundwater spring to be preserved as heritage site in Bahrain

Muharraq's only remaining groundwater spring has been saved from the bulldozers and will be preserved as a natural heritage site. The owner of land on which Ain Rayyah, in Dair, is located has now been banned from developing t

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At least 6 killed as Saudi-led air strikes hit ancient Sanaa

Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed at least six people, Yemen's state news agency Saba said on Friday, and destroyed part of Sanaa's Old City, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The raid, which began in the early hours, als

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Bahrain showcases agri, cultural heritage at Expo Milano

Bahrain’s pavilion in the Expo Milano will open today (May 1) as the international exhibition kicks off. The pavilion is called ‘Archaeologies of Green’ and will feature agricultural and cultural heritage from Ba

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Expert calls to save Middle East heritage sites

Historians across the world must come together to prevent destruction of heritage sites across the Middle East, according to a leading expert. Heritage sites being destroyed in Iraq and Syria by terrorist groups should be consider

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Bahrain’s rich cultural heritage showcased

Cultural heritage is being highlighted at an annual festival being held at Arad Fort in Bahrain. Bahrain's culture, such as handicrafts, traditional architecture, and artistic folklore are on display at the event, which featur

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