Jordan’s first ‘heritage village’ to be completed this year

Historic houses in Dana have been restored to encourage eco-tourism

Published online: 23 April 2014

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Mount Sinai monks threatened with deportation

An Egyptian ex-army general wants to tear down Saint Catherine’s monastery and expel its mostly Greek monks as a threat to national security

Published online: 21 April 2014

Paris museum holds on to stolen statues

Musée Guimet negotiating with the Nepalese government over two stelae that have been off display for more than a decade

Published online: 21 April 2014

The embrace of the Catholic Church made more inviting

Visitors to Vatican City this Easter will see firsthand the €14m restoration of St Peter’s colonnade

Published online: 19 April 2014

Big ships back in Venice for another tourist season

Italy’s ministry of infrastructure needs to choose an environmentally friendly alternative to allowing cruise ships into the Lagoon within the next three months

Published online: 18 April 2014

Warning over Syrian loot

UK exporters told they could be breaking law by handling looted artefacts

Published online: 18 April 2014


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