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Life Under The Shah Of Iran Before 1979, In 47 Revealing Photos

Life Under The Shah Of Iran Before 1979, In 47 Revealing Photos | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
These stunning photos of Iran before 1979 reveal just how different the country was before the revolution and under the Shah of Iran's rule.
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The King’s Oryx: Ibn Saud’s Diplomatic Gift to George V | Qatar Digital Library

The King’s Oryx: Ibn Saud’s Diplomatic Gift to George V | Qatar Digital Library | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
In 1920, a gift from Ibn Saud in the form of a female oryx was the first ever to have survived the difficult journey from Arabia to London.
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'Threatened' Fujairah rock art offers insight into country's history

'Threatened' Fujairah rock art offers insight into country's history | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Scientists and the emirate's antiquities authority are working to preserve the markings that are under threat from quarrying, mining and construction work
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Quest For Atlantis Of The Sands - Iram Of The Pillars - A Legendary Lost City

Quest For Atlantis Of The Sands - Iram Of The Pillars - A Legendary Lost City | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Most people associate Atlantis with a sunken city or continent that is long gone and hidden beneath the waters. However, Arabia has its own legend of a lost city, the so-called "Atlantis of the Sands", which has been the source of debate among a number of historians, archaeologists and explorers. The existence of this legendary place remains a controversial subject to this day.
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Thousand-Year-Old Farming Techniques And Irrigation Systems Can Be Used To Mitigate Climate Change

Thousand-Year-Old Farming Techniques And Irrigation Systems Can Be Used To Mitigate Climate Change | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Thousands of years ago, our ancestors came up with efficient farming techniques that modern scientists are now investigating to mitigate climate change. Using high technology researchers are uncovering long-forgotten irrigation systems and other features concealed in landscapes that farmers developed hundreds of years ago to nurture their land.
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Dubai Plans to DNA Test All 3 Million of Its Residents

Dubai Plans to DNA Test All 3 Million of Its Residents | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
In a massively ambitious project aimed at improving the health of its 3 million residents, the city of Dubai plans to sequence the DNA of its entire population.
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Life-Sized Camel Sculptures Discovered in the Arabian Peninsula | Ideas, Inventions And Innovations

Life-Sized Camel Sculptures Discovered in the Arabian Peninsula | Ideas, Inventions And Innovations | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
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3 Misconceptions About Study Abroad in the Middle East | GoAbroad.com

3 Misconceptions About Study Abroad in the Middle East | GoAbroad.com | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Before you rule out study abroad in the Middle East, uncover the truth behind these common misconceptions. We promise you’ll be pleasantly surprised b
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Ancient World's Second Largest Library Of Codices, Manuscripts Reopened In Sinai | Ancient Pages

Ancient World's Second Largest Library Of Codices, Manuscripts Reopened In Sinai | Ancient Pages | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
During the inauguration ceremony, Egypt officially reopened the 6th century Library and Mosaic in St. Catherine Monastery in Sinai. The famed monastery, located in southern Sinai, has an ancient priceless library that contains thousands of unique historical and religious manuscripts. It is said that some of the works are the oldest in Christianity.
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Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) offers a unique design education, in the form of a four-year Bachelor of Design Degree (BDes). The first of its kind in the region, DIDI’s curriculum has been crafted in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Parsons School of Design, and offers a unique program, firmly embedded in design-thinking and creative problem-solving. Opening its doors in Fall 2018, DIDI is a private, not-for-profit Institute of Design.
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Burka-clad wakeboarder glides through flooded streets women playing sports is highly - YouTube

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The megalithic site of Baalbek: Stonework of the Gods?

The megalithic site of Baalbek: Stonework of the Gods? | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
How would you explain ancient mankind quarrying, transporting and putting into place supermassive rocks that weigh over 100 tons, let alone 1000 tons? At Baalbek, we find perfectly fitted 1,500-ton…
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A documentary-style look at Saudi Aramco's marine environmental protection efforts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia featuring the Manifa project and King Abdullah…
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Kiln Was Invented In Mesopotamia Around 6,000 B.C.

Kiln Was Invented In Mesopotamia Around 6,000 B.C. | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Kilns have been used since very ancient time to turn objects made from clay into pottery, tiles and bricks. A kiln is an oven or furnace or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, calcining or drying anything.
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11 Beautiful Iranian Names and What They Mean

11 Beautiful Iranian Names and What They Mean | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Discover 11 of the most beautiful Iranian names, what they mean and how to pronounce them.
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Saudi Arabia is building a $500 billion mega-city that's 33 times the size of New York City

Saudi Arabia is building a $500 billion mega-city that's 33 times the size of New York City | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
The Saudi Arabian government says it will build a $500 billion mega-city, with the goal of diversifying its economy to focus less on crude oil. The project, called NEOM, will measure 10,230 square miles. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the government will aim to make NEOM run on 100% renewable energy — a highly ambitious goal. This month, the country started awarding contracts to build palaces there.
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Not the end of The World: the return of Dubai's ultimate folly | Cities | The Guardian

Not the end of The World: the return of Dubai's ultimate folly | Cities | The Guardian | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
The long read: A decade after it was scuppered by the financial crash, the fantasy archipelago of 300 artificial island ‘countries’ is back in business. Has anybody learned anything?
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Lost Kingdom Of Mari - Once Important Commercial And Political Center Of Mesopotamia | Ancient Pages

Lost Kingdom Of Mari - Once Important Commercial And Political Center Of Mesopotamia | Ancient Pages | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
The history of Mari is rather obscure, but it is known that it was an ancient kingdom and an important political and commercial center on the western bank of the Euphrates in modern Syria close to the Iraqi frontier.
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Ancient Lost Empires And Treasures Discovered In Afghanistan By Spy Satellites

Ancient Lost Empires And Treasures Discovered In Afghanistan By Spy Satellites | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Conducting archaeological excavations in Afghanistan is not possible, but American and Afghan researchers can now study thousands of never-before-cataloged ancient sites that were discovered with help of U.S. spy satellite and analysis of military drone images. Among the archaeological finds are 119 caravanserais from the late 16th and early 17th centuries, huge complexes designed to house travelers and built from the early centuries B.C.E. until the 19th century, as well as networks of ancient canals invisible from the ground.
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Map of Proto-Anatolian Migration 3000-2000 BC

Map of Proto-Anatolian Migration 3000-2000 BC | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
A map of Proto-Anatolian migration between 3000-2000 BC
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L'art arabe d'après les monuments du Kaire depuis le VIIe siècle jusqu'à la fin du XVIIIe / par Prisse d'Avennes...

L'art arabe d'après les monuments du Kaire depuis le VIIe siècle jusqu'à la fin du XVIIIe / par Prisse d'Avennes... | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
L'art arabe d'après les monuments du Kaire depuis le VIIe siècle jusqu'à la fin du XVIIIe / par Prisse d'Avennes... -- 1869-1877 -- livre
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Long History Records Of Medicine In Mesopotamia And Sumer | Ancient Pages

Long History Records Of Medicine In Mesopotamia And Sumer | Ancient Pages | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Medicine has a long history in the Middle and Near East. The earliest known medical records go back to the ancient Mesopotamia and begin in Sumer about 3,000 BC. Among the more than 30,000 surviving cuneiform tablets, approximately a thousand of them deal with medicine and medical practices of the Sumerians. Many of the tablets comes from the ancient city of Uruk (2,500 BC) but most of this knowledge recorded on more than 600 tablets, comes from the famous library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh (668 BC), Assyria. The “Treatise of Medical Diagnosis and Prognoses” is one of the largest and the oldest (around 1,600 BC) sources recorded on 40 tablets collected and studied by the French scholar R. Labat.
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