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Dreaming of returning home, Egypt's Nubians revive language

"I usually get asked how can I be Nubian when I can't speak my own language," the 23-year-old said

Nubian boys lead camels along an alley in the village of Gharb Suhail near Aswan in Upper Egypt, some 920 kilometres south of the capital Cairo, on 5 February 2020.

Teota zamindar bari in ruins

The whispers of history can be felt through the maze of corridors and courtyards of Teota zamindar bari. The sensation intensifies further when one learns that this is the place where Bangladesh's ...

Teota zamindar bari in ruins

Winter brings busy hours for Jashore date juice collectors

There are a lot of things in Bangladesh that may evoke nostalgia about the countryside. Having a glass of fresh date sap on a misty winter morning maybe one of them.Solid molasses produced from date ...

Winter brings busy hours for Jashore date juice collectors

9 Cumilla archaeological sites, houses to be turned into museums

Three historically important houses and six archaeological sites are being developed as museums in the district, aiming to attract more tourists.The houses will be built as memorial museums while the ...

9 Cumilla archaeological sites, houses to be turned into museums

Bagha hosts 500-yr-old Eid fair

An age-old fair, which takes place every year on the occasion of Eid in Rajshahi's Bagha, is the oldest one in the country.Bagha residents have been enjoying this Eid fair for around 500 ...

Bagha hosts 500-yr-old Eid fair

What we know about Notre-Dame's treasures

Firefighters were praised Tuesday for helping save many of the most celebrated treasures of Notre-Dame by dashing inside the burning cathedral, but officials warned that others were in a precarious ...

What we know about Notre-Dame's treasures

Incan tomb in Peru discovered

Peruvian archaeologists discovered an Incan tomb in the north of the country where an elite member of the pre-Columbian empire was buried, one of the investigators announced Friday.The discovery was ...

Incan tomb in Peru discovered

Battle for Hmong heritage in Vietnam

Vuong Duy Bao surveys his ancestral palace, a vestige of Vietnam's marginalised Hmong ethnic minority that he says was taken from his family by local officials.The wooden structure is laden with ...

Battle for Hmong heritage in Vietnam

Turkey’s ancient town about to be engulfed

From the ancient citadel overlooking the valley, Ridvan Ayhan looks at the Tigris with a furrowed brow. The river that supported his family’s town for generations will soon destroy it.“My ...

Turkey’s ancient town about to be engulfed

Italy's city of shame turns Europe's pride

Fifty years after Italy's Matera was a national embarrassment because of its extreme poverty, the city is rescuing its dignity, baroque palaces and cave churches to become a European Capital of ...

Italy's city of shame turns Europe's pride
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