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Turkey’s cultural ambitions: Of marbles and men, The Economist

Turkey’s cultural ambitions: Of marbles and men, The Economist | Martin Kramer on the Middle East | Scoop.it

Turkey gets tough with foreign museums and launches a new culture war. 

 

• Turkey’s cultural ambitions: Of marbles and men, The Economist http://t.co/r9QQ3rsh

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Explore the Incredible Ship Graveyard of the Red Sea, Urban Ghosts

Explore the Incredible Ship Graveyard of the Red Sea, Urban Ghosts | Martin Kramer on the Middle East | Scoop.it

The Red Sea is a treacherous body of water known for its storms, fierce currents, chains of reefs and submerged islands. As a result, the seabed is home to what is arguably one of the world’s most impressive ship graveyards, with wrecks both merchant and military scattered across the bottom.

 

• Explore the Incredible Ship Graveyard of the Red Sea, Urban Ghosts http://t.co/brkrf4sP

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Mideast Antiques Roadshow by Alex Joffe

Mideast Antiques Roadshow by Alex Joffe | Martin Kramer on the Middle East | Scoop.it

Upheaval in Egypt and Libya has led to widespread looting—and the plunder is being sold on the Israeli market.

 

• Mideast Antiques Roadshow by Alex Joffe http://t.co/yWaE5icD

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