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Iraq wants Gilgmesh tablet back

US prosecutors are seeking to confiscate a rare ancient tablet from a Christian museum co-founded by the president of retailer Hobby Lobby. The 3,500-year-old artefact, from what is now Iraq, bears text from the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the world’s oldest works of literature. Prosecutors allege that an auction …

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Prince Charles headed to Iran

The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, would like to make an official visit to Iran, he said in an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper. Charles however declined to address the tensions relating to the crisis in the British monarchy sparked by his son Prince Harry, who is …

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UAE-Romania Cultural Week in Bucharest

The Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development yesterday launched the UAE-Romania Cultural Week in Bucharest to foster new cultural ties between the two countries. Organised by the UAE Embassy in Romania, the event is focused on introducing the UAE heritage and culture to Romania thus boosting bilateral cultural ties between …

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Emirati Cultural Days headed to Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is looking forward to host the Emirati Cultural Days again, said Bakhargul Abdyeva, Deputy Prime Minister who is also in charge of culture and mass media. She made her remarks during a meeting with the UAE Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Hassan Abdullah Al Adhab, on the sidelines of a ceremony …

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Pottery and handicrafts, legacy of UAE culture

Pottery is one of the oldest handicrafts practiced in the UAE, dating back some 2,500 years. The history of pottery in the UAE goes back – according to archaeological evidence found in the Umm Al Nar area – to 2500 BC, with tombs found in the area containing a vast …

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Mixed marriages and their success formulae

Amanda Fristrom, 28, American married to a Finn     I would describe our family as: ‘globetrotting,’ ‘entrepreneurial,’ and ‘sleep-deprived’.   My children’s unending energy comes from both cultures. From having a Finnish breakfast to an American dinner, the children are balanced in the middle. One of the advantages of …

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