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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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Bahrain’s national heritage in spotlight

The 23rd Heritage Festival opens today (April 22) at Arad Fort, Bahrain under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad. This year's edition attains immense significance amid Manama celebrating 2015 under the theme "Our Yea

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Experts stress need to ‘save cultural heritage' in ME

Archaeology experts from across the Middle East have stressed the need to protect the region's cultural heritage at an international conference held in Manama, Bahrain. The Conference on Historic Cities and Urban Regeneration,

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Art ‘inspires generations to hold firmly to their roots’

The power of art in shaping culture, transforming lives and conserving national identity and heritage was stressed by  Bahrain’s Premier yesterday (March 4). “Art is an open record that recounts human civilisation

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Unesco, Panasonic unveil 2015 World Heritage calendar app

The Unesco World Heritage Centre and Panasonic Corporation have released the new 2015 World Heritage calendar application for personal computers (PCs) and tablets. The calendar application is available in five languages - Japanese

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