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ICC sentences jihadist to 9 years in jail for attacks on Timbuktu UNESCO site

THE HAGUE (AFP) -- War crimes judges jailed a Malian jihadist Tuesday for nine years for demolishing Timbuktu’s fabled shrines, a landmark ruling seen as a warning that destroying mankind’s heritage...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:25

Iraq opens new antiquities museum in Basra

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Tuesday with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years.Only one hall was opened due to ...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:22

Experts call for UNESCO listing of S. Korea’s ancient education institution

South Korean scholars have highlighted the significance of the country’s oldest historical educational institution, papers showed Wednesday, as the Seoul city government pushes to list it as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. The foremost education institution during the Joseon era (1...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:19

Demand on the rise for Han River’s cruise ship

The Han River’s multipurpose cruise ship Araho will continue to expand its onboard cultural services to lure more visitors, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said Monday.Akin to the well-known Bateau...

Updated : 2016.09.27 17:33

[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] Soong Meiling, China’s first lady who aided Korea’s independence movement

Soong Meiling was born in 1898 as the third daughter of a wealthy businessman in Shanghai, China.She was educated in the West and threw herself into assisting her husband Chiang Kai-shek when he becam...

Updated : 2016.09.27 17:29

Singapore scion buys 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone

SINGAPORE (AFP) -- A Singapore firm headed by a scion of one of Asia's richest families has bought a 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone, with plans to diversify the iconic magazine into new business including live events and merchandising.BandLab Technologies, a music and technology start-u...

Updated : 2016.09.27 13:11

97 damage cases found on artifacts after Gyeongju quake

Seventeen more cases of damage have been found on historical artifacts following the Gyeongju earthquake Monday, bringing the total to 97, the Cultural Heritage Administration announced Wednesday.The ...

Updated : 2016.09.22 16:46

Digitally unwrapped scroll reveals earliest Old Testament scripture

MIAMI (AFP) - An extremely fragile, ancient Hebrew scroll has been digitally unwrapped for the first time, revealing the earliest copy ever found of an Old Testament Bible scripture, researchers said ...

Updated : 2016.09.22 14:32

Black American journey finally enshrined in national museum

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture opens this week alongside the Washington Monument and the National Museum of American History, it will firmly -- ...

Updated : 2016.09.22 14:28

Mali unveils restored mosque nearly destroyed by jihadists

TIMBUKTU (AFP) -- The doors of a revered 15th-century mosque hacked apart by jihadists in Mali’s ancient city of Timbuktu four years ago were unveiled Monday restored to their former glory.The “secret door” of the Sidi Yahia mosque in the fabled caravan city fell victim to a spree of de...

Updated : 2016.09.21 14:23

Gyeongju strives to protect artifacts after quake

GYEONGJU, North Gyeongsang Province -- Over 60 historical sites in southeast Korea, including national treasures Bulguksa Temple and Cheomseongdae Observatory, were found to be damaged after a magnitu...

Updated : 2016.09.20 17:36

Project details impact of 1970s counterculture on Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) -- Vermont in the 1970s was a hotbed for the counterculture, and the influx of young people had a lasting influence on the state’s politics, agriculture and food and offbeat ...

Updated : 2016.09.20 15:18

Historic recognition: Washington's family tree is biracial

ARLINGTON, Virginia (AP) -- George Washington's adopted son was a bit of a ne’er-do-well by most accounts, including those of Washington himself, who wrote about his frustrations with the boy they ca...

Updated : 2016.09.19 16:59

London commuters get boost with inspirational quotes

LONDON (AFP) -- The daily grind of London commuting is being brightened by a collection of black marker pens and white boards -- giving city dwellers a welcome boost as they travel through the metropolis.The hall of Oval underground station looks more like a living room than a Tube stop --...

Updated : 2016.09.19 16:52

Artifacts damaged in record-breaking Gyeongju earthquake

Numerous historical sites in Gyeongju suffered damage ranging from severe to minor cracks during the earthquake that hit the city last Monday, the largest to be recorded on the Korean Peninsula.The Cu...

Updated : 2016.09.18 17:55