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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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'This is a revolution': Saudis absorb crown prince's rush to reform

'This is a revolution': Saudis absorb crown prince's rush to reform | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Consolidation of power in Mohammed bin Salman’s hands has upended all aspects of society, including previously untouchable ultra-elite
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The Gulf Elasmo Project is a non-profit organisation based in the United Arab Emirates. It's mission is to advance research, education and conservation of elasmobranchs (sharks, rays, guitarfishes and sawfishes) in the Arabian Seas region. Now you can report your sightings of these animals and make a difference! Be OUR eyes on elasmos.
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This 3,700-Year-Old Babylonian Clay Tablet Just Changed The History of Maths

This 3,700-Year-Old Babylonian Clay Tablet Just Changed The History of Maths | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
EMBARGO Fri 25 Aug 2017 at 0400 AEST
It all adds up.
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The Gulf War Reconsidered

1. We are now getting the first flurry of books on the Gulf War. They already number at least thirty, with more certain to come. Some are paperback quickies of little interest or importance; some merit more serious attention. Taken together, they invite a larger and fuller view of the war than was possible before. …
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The everyday lives of Bedouins - 100 years ago

The everyday lives of Bedouins - 100 years ago | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
The images, which were taken over a 50-year period in various locations from Jordan to Jerusalem, show the historic practices of tribes living in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East.
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(LISTEN) The Oldest Song In The World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago

(LISTEN) The Oldest Song In The World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Midi keyboard cover sounding pretty good right now, huh?
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18 Words to Make You Fall in Love With the Persian Language

18 Words to Make You Fall in Love With the Persian Language | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Check out our list of 18 of the most beautiful words in the Persian language that will have you fall in love with the whole language!
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20,000 Endangered Archaeological Sites Now Catalogued in a New Online Database

20,000 Endangered Archaeological Sites Now Catalogued in a New Online Database | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it

We all know that civilizations, through the millennia, have had a way of rising and falling. But many of us don't yet appreciate the fact that even after the fall, a civilization still has value — and can still come to harm.
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Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
The story of more than a decade of war, terror and revolution in the Middle East, seen through the eyes of six people whose lives were changed forever.
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How Arab Music Makes Movie Villains

How Arab Music Makes Movie Villains | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Aziz Ansari wasn't wrong: There's a reason why music of the Arab world spooks Western ears, and its use in film is helping build negative stereotypes.
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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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Saudi Arabia’s 7,000-year-old ‘mystery structures’ revealed up close in stunning new images

Saudi Arabia’s 7,000-year-old ‘mystery structures’ revealed up close in stunning new images | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
The mysterious structures which could date back around 7,000 years can only be appreciated from the air. Who built them and what was their purpose?  Located in the Harrat Khaybar region in Saudi Ar…
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Saudi Arabia becomes first country to make a robot into a citizen

Saudi Arabia becomes first country to make a robot into a citizen | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia has become the first country to give a robot citizenship. The move is an attempt to promote Saudi Arabia as a place to develop artificial intelligence – and, presumably, allow it to become a full citizen. But many pointed out that those same rights aren't afforded to many humans in the country. The robot, named Sophia, was confirmed as a Saudi citizen during a business event in Riyadh, according to an official Saudi press release.
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400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia

400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Almost 400 mysterious stone structures dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia.
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Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study

Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today, say researchers
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The Towers of Silence: Ancient reminders of an eerie Zoroastrian burial ritual

The Towers of Silence: Ancient reminders of an eerie Zoroastrian burial ritual | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Zoroastrianism is among the world’s oldest religions. It emerged around two thousand years BC, and it was the official religion of the pre-Islamic empires
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Discovered Ancient City Mesopotamian City Identified As Xarab-i Kilashin | Ancient Pages

Discovered Ancient City Mesopotamian City Identified As Xarab-i Kilashin | Ancient Pages | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
The site has been identified and archaeologists have unearthed ruins of a 4,000-year-old city known as Xarab-i Kilashin.
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Grenfell Tower is the latest sign that Britain is an undeveloping country

Grenfell Tower is the latest sign that Britain is an undeveloping country | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Dog whistle politics, a housing crisis and an economy built on exploitation of labour – all on your doorstep. 
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Mysterious "Alien-like Ancient Glyphs" found on remote Island | 100ft

June 5, 2017: Some unusual rather large alien-like drawings/carvings were found on a remote island of the Lost World of Socotra Archipelago. Large enough t
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The Woman Who Vanished

The Woman Who Vanished | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
The doc ‘Letters From Baghdad,’ narrated by Tilda Swinton, tells the story of Gertrude Bell, a British explorer who helped shape Iraq—only to be cruelly written out of history.
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"Lost City" of Petra Still Has Secrets to Reveal

"Lost City" of Petra Still Has Secrets to Reveal | Arabian Peninsula and Africa | Scoop.it
Thousands of years ago, the now-abandoned city of Petra was once thriving.
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