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  • Egypt discovers three millennia-old tombs

    CAIRO: Egypt archaeologists have discovered three ancient tombs containing sarcophagi in the south of the country in a cemetery dating back about 2,000 years, the antiquities ministry said on Tuesday...

    The tombs excavated in the Al-Kamin al-Sahrawi area in Minya province south of Cairo were in burial grounds constructed some time between the 27th dynasty and the Greco-Roman period, the ministry said in a statement...

  • Official: Islamic State blows up tower tombs in Syria's Palmyra

    DAMASCUS: A Syrian government official in charge of antiquities says that militants belonging to Daesh or the self-styled Islamic State group have destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra...

    Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the Antiquities and Museums Department in Damascus, said Friday the militants destroyed the tower tombs, including the Elahbel tower that dates back to the 103 AD, 10 days earlier...

  • Four pre-Inca tombs found in Peru

    LIMA: Archaeologists in Peru have found four tombs that are more than 1,000 years old in a pyramid-shaped cemetery that now sits in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Lima, experts said on Thursday...

    “These are the first four tombs of the Ichma culture...

  • Award to Shahi Hammam a proud moment

    LAHORE: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) and the Aga Khan Cultural Services Pakistan held a joint press briefing on Shahi Hammam’s Award of Merit declared by Unesco...

    Mr Makhdoom highlighted the historic importance of Shahi Hammam and the techniques used to conserve it...

  • City Diary: WCLA informally opens Shahi Hamam

    The Walled City of Lahore Authority has informally opened the Shahi Hamam (royal bath) for tourists and public at large after restoring it...

    The restoration of Shahi Hamam, which was constructed about 400 years ago inside Dehli Gate during the era of emperor Shah Jahan, was one of the important components of conservation works undertaken by the WCLA in collaboration with the foreign funding agencies under technical assistance of...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Sectarian tension in Hyderabad localities subsides

    HYDERABAD: Residents of Gujrati Para, Gulshan-i-Hamid and some other localities held a protest demonstration after Juma prayers against some statements made by the prayer leader of the Jama Masjid Rais, located in neighbouring Gulshan-i-Rais, a couple of days back...

  • Murder, rape convict executed in Hyderabad

    A man convicted of rape and murder was executed early Tuesday morning at the Hyderabad Central Prison...

    This is the first execution to take place in Hyderabad since 2015, when two death-row prisoners convicted for the 1998 hijacking of a PIA Fokker were executed in Karachi and Hyderabad jails...

  • Anti-drugs rally held in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A rally against drugs was taken out by a number of students of public and private schools and colleges along with scores of police officials on Thursday...

    According to a Hyderabad police spokesperson, district police launched the anti-drug campaign from Nov 17 to 23 in collaboration with the Crime and Human Rights Cell set up at Hyderabad SSP office...

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