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MEXICO-TOURISM/TEOTIHUACAN
RTX7X41C
September 22, 2020
Close-up of a glyph identified as representing a rectangular-shaped hummingbird in profile with a long...
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
Beyond public view, scholars unravel mystery of writing in ancient Mexican city
Close-up of a glyph identified as representing a rectangular-shaped hummingbird in profile with a long beak and an extended wing, dated to probably between 300-400 A.D. and found on the floor of the Plaza of the Glyphs at La Ventilla, an extensively-excavated neighborhood in the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, in San Juan Teotihuacan, northeast of Mexico City, Mexico November 7, 2019. Picture taken November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf
MEXICO-TOURISM/TEOTIHUACAN
RTX7X419
September 22, 2020
Close-up of three glyphs (from top to bottom) identified as the Teotihuacan's storm god with a square...
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
Beyond public view, scholars unravel mystery of writing in ancient Mexican city
Close-up of three glyphs (from top to bottom) identified as the Teotihuacan's storm god with a square design near its mouth and a sign indicating the four cardinal directions, a bird with a long beak with a semicircular element possibly representing a water lily leaf, a rectangular calendric sign known as a reptile eye symbol with the number five, all dated to probably between 300-400 A.D. and found on the floor of the Plaza of the Glyphs at La Ventilla, an extensively-excavated neighborhood in the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, in San Juan Teotihuacan, northeast of Mexico City, Mexico November 7, 2019. Picture taken November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf
MEXICO-TOURISM/TEOTIHUACAN
RTX7X418
September 22, 2020
Close-up of a glyph identified as representing Teotihuacan's storm god in profile wearing a headdress...
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
Beyond public view, scholars unravel mystery of writing in ancient Mexican city
Close-up of a glyph identified as representing Teotihuacan's storm god in profile wearing a headdress or fringe across its forehead and possibly holding a corn stalk, dated to probably between 300-400 A.D. and found on the floor of the Plaza of the Glyphs at La Ventilla, an extensively excavated neighborhood in the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, in San Juan Teotihuacan, northeast of Mexico City, Mexico November 7, 2019. Picture taken November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf
MEXICO-TOURISM/TEOTIHUACAN
RTX7X417
September 22, 2020
Close-up of a glyph identified as representing a hummingbird in possibly a nest with circular shapes...
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
Beyond public view, scholars unravel mystery of writing in ancient Mexican city
Close-up of a glyph identified as representing a hummingbird in possibly a nest with circular shapes on the end of its beak and wings, dated to probably between 300-400 A.D. and found on the floor of the Plaza of the Glyphs at La Ventilla, an extensively excavated neighborhood in the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, in San Juan Teotihuacan, northeast of Mexico City, Mexico November 7, 2019. Picture taken November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf
MEXICO-TOURISM/TEOTIHUACAN
RTX7X416
September 22, 2020
Mexican archeologist Ruben Cabrera, who pioneered excavations at La Ventilla beginning in the 1990s,...
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
Beyond public view, scholars unravel mystery of writing in ancient Mexican city
Mexican archeologist Ruben Cabrera, who pioneered excavations at La Ventilla beginning in the 1990s, stands in front of the Patio of the Glyphs where 42 signs and symbols were painted on the floor probably between 300-400 A.D. in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, in San Juan Teotihuacan, northeast of Mexico City, Mexico November 7, 2019. Picture taken November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf
MEXICO-TOURISM/TEOTIHUACAN
RTX7X414
September 22, 2020
A wide angle view of the Plaza of the Glyphs, a patio with 42 painted signs and symbols on the floor...
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
Beyond public view, scholars unravel mystery of writing in ancient Mexican city
A wide angle view of the Plaza of the Glyphs, a patio with 42 painted signs and symbols on the floor marking the longest Teotihuacan text found so far, dated to probably between 300-400 A.D., at La Ventilla, an extensively excavated neighborhood in the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, in San Juan Teotihuacan, northeast of Mexico City, Mexico November 7, 2019. Picture taken November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf
MEXICO-TOURISM/TEOTIHUACAN
RTX7X413
September 22, 2020
Close-up of a glyph identified as representing the head of an elderly man in profile with a beard and...
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
Beyond public view, scholars unravel mystery of writing in ancient Mexican city
Close-up of a glyph identified as representing the head of an elderly man in profile with a beard and a round ear ornament, dated to probably between 300-400 A.D. and found on the floor of the Plaza of the Glyphs at La Ventilla, an extensively excavated neighborhood in the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, in San Juan Teotihuacan, northeast of Mexico City, Mexico November 7, 2019. Picture taken November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf
MEXICO-TOURISM/TEOTIHUACAN
RTX7X412
September 22, 2020
Close-up of a glyph identified as an eastern facing skull in profile adorned with feathers and possibly...
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico
Beyond public view, scholars unravel mystery of writing in ancient Mexican city
Close-up of a glyph identified as an eastern facing skull in profile adorned with feathers and possibly holding a flint knife in its mouth, dated to probably between 300-400 A.D. and found on the floor of the Plaza of the Glyphs at La Ventilla, an extensively-excavated neighborhood in the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, in San Juan Teotihuacan, northeast of Mexico City, Mexico November 7, 2019. Picture taken November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Gustavo Graf
EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY/TOMB
RTS20J4I
September 08, 2018
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near...
Giza, Egypt
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near...
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis, in Giza, Egypt September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY/TOMB
RTS20J4A
September 08, 2018
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near...
Giza, Egypt
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near...
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis, in Giza, Egypt September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY/TOMB
RTS20J3K
September 08, 2018
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near...
Giza, Egypt
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near...
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis, in Giza, Egypt September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY/TOMB
RTS20J3I
September 08, 2018
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near...
Giza, Egypt
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near...
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis, in Giza, Egypt September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY/TOMB
RTS20J0Z
September 08, 2018
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near...
multiple cities, Egypt
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near...
A wall of a chamber of the tomb of Mehu is seen after it was opened for the public at Saqqara area near Egypt's Saqqara necropolis, in Giza, Egypt September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
EUROPE-WEATHER/ITALY
RTX4Z0XR
February 26, 2018
The Pantheon is seen during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
Rome, Italy
The Pantheon is seen during a heavy snowfall in Rome
The Pantheon is seen during a heavy snowfall in Rome, Italy February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
ISRAEL-ARCHAEOLOGY/
RTX2QIS3
October 26, 2016
An employee shows a digitized version of the writing on a papyrus bearing the word "Jerusalem", which...
Jerusalem, Israel
An employee shows a digitized version of the writing on a papyrus bearing the word "Jerusalem" at a laboratory...
An employee shows a digitized version of the writing on a papyrus bearing the word "Jerusalem", which the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Wednesday is written in ancient Hebrew and is the earliest reference to Jerusalem in an extra-biblical document dating back to the time of the First Temple period or 7th century BCE, before an Israel Antiquities Authority news conference at a laboratory in Jerusalem October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
CHINA-CORRUPTION/
RTX1SZSP
October 24, 2015
China's Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Qishan, the head of China's anti-corruption watchdog,...
Beijing, China
China's Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Qishan stands next to a Chinese flag in Beijing
China's Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Qishan, the head of China's anti-corruption watchdog, stands next to a Chinese flag during a medal ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Victory of Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, for World War Two veterans, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, September 2, 2015. China's ruling Communist Party must learn from the traditional virtues which have defined Chinese culture since ancient time as it tackles corruption, a problem that still hangs "acutely" in front of them, the top graft-buster wrote on October 23, 2015. Writing in the party's official People's Daily, Wang Qishan, who is in charge of battling corruption, said that the source of the party's rules on tackling this problem were the morals and virtues passed down through history. September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ISRAEL-ARCHAEOLOGY/
RTX1L38T
July 20, 2015
Writings, believed to be ancient Hebrew script from the bible, is displayed on a computer screen at the...
Jerusalem, Israel
Writing, believed to be ancient Hebrew script from the bible is displayed in Jerusalem
Writings, believed to be ancient Hebrew script from the bible, is displayed on a computer screen at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem July 20, 2015. Israeli archaeologists said on Monday they had discerned the biblical writing on a 1,500 year old scroll they deemed the oldest biblical text found since the Dead Sea Scrolls. Using micro C-T scanning and virtual mapping techniques scientists last week discerned an ancient Hebrew script of what experts say are the first eight verses of the bible's old testament book of Leviticus, a curator at the Israel Antiquities Authority said. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
BASTILLE
RTX18PD4
February 12, 2014
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Kyle Simmons, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Dan...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Kyle Simmons, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Dan Smith and Will Farquarson, pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles December 5, 2013. When writing a song that imagined a conversation between two ancient ashen corpses, Bastille never imagined it would become the track that led them into the American mainstream music scene. "Pompeii," a haunting and grandiose song of love and loss, has become London band Bastille's breakout hit, scaling the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart to a peak of No. 10. Picture taken December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)
BASTILLE
RTX18PD3
February 12, 2014
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Kyle Simmons, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Dan...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Kyle Simmons, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Dan Smith and Will Farquarson, pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles December 5, 2013. When writing a song that imagined a conversation between two ancient ashen corpses, Bastille never imagined it would become the track that led them into the American mainstream music scene. "Pompeii," a haunting and grandiose song of love and loss, has become London band Bastille's breakout hit, scaling the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart to a peak of No. 10. Picture taken December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)
BASTILLE
RTX18PD2
February 12, 2014
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Kyle Simmons, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Dan...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Kyle Simmons, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Dan Smith and Will Farquarson, pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles December 5, 2013. When writing a song that imagined a conversation between two ancient ashen corpses, Bastille never imagined it would become the track that led them into the American mainstream music scene. "Pompeii," a haunting and grandiose song of love and loss, has become London band Bastille's breakout hit, scaling the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart to a peak of No. 10. Picture taken December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)
BASTILLE
RTX18PD1
February 12, 2014
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Will Farquarson, Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Will Farquarson, Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons and Chris 'Woody' Wood, pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles December 5, 2013. When writing a song that imagined a conversation between two ancient ashen corpses, Bastille never imagined it would become the track that led them into the American mainstream music scene. "Pompeii," a haunting and grandiose song of love and loss, has become London band Bastille's breakout hit, scaling the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart to a peak of No. 10. Picture taken December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)
BASTILLE
RTX18PD0
February 12, 2014
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Will Farquarson, Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of the British electro-pop band pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Will Farquarson, Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons and Chris 'Woody' Wood, pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles December 5, 2013. When writing a song that imagined a conversation between two ancient ashen corpses, Bastille never imagined it would become the track that led them into the American mainstream music scene. "Pompeii," a haunting and grandiose song of love and loss, has become London band Bastille's breakout hit, scaling the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart to a peak of No. 10. Picture taken December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)
BASTILLE/
RTX18PCZ
February 12, 2014
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Will Farquarson, Kyle Simmons, Dan Smith...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Will Farquarson, Kyle Simmons, Dan Smith and Chris 'Woody' Wood, pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles December 5, 2013. When writing a song that imagined a conversation between two ancient ashen corpses, Bastille never imagined it would become the track that led them into the American mainstream music scene. "Pompeii," a haunting and grandiose song of love and loss, has become London band Bastille's breakout hit, scaling the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart to a peak of No. 10. Picture taken December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)
BASTILLE/
RTX18PCY
February 12, 2014
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Kyle Simmons, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Dan...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of the British band Bastille pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles
(From L to R) Members of the British electro-pop band Bastille, Kyle Simmons, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Dan Smith and Will Farquarson, pose for pictures at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles December 5, 2013. When writing a song that imagined a conversation between two ancient ashen corpses, Bastille never imagined it would become the track that led them into the American mainstream music scene. "Pompeii," a haunting and grandiose song of love and loss, has become London band Bastille's breakout hit, scaling the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart to a peak of No. 10. Picture taken December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)
RUSSIA-OLYMPICS/
RTX17NP0
January 21, 2014
Circassian Anzaur Alyal poses for a portrait in the village of Tkhagapsh in the Lazerevskoye district...
Sochi, Russia
Circassian Anzaur Alyal poses for a portrait in the village of Tkhagapsh in the Lazerevskoye district...
Circassian Anzaur Alyal poses for a portrait in the village of Tkhagapsh in the Lazerevskoye district of Sochi October 20, 2013. Tkhagapsh is one of the few remaining settlements in the Sochi region, that mainly consists of ethnic Circassians. "Some say, during the opening ceremony of the Olympics there will be Circassians in their traditional dresses walking in the first row. No one knows, its all a big secret. This would of course be a very good thing. At the same time, I would like people to understand that Circassians are more than just folklore dance and costumes. Our culture is very rich and ancient. There is much more to it," Alyal said. The writing on Alyal's cap reads "Circassian". Circassians are a people indigenous to the North Caucasus region, most of whom were scattered across the globe by a 19th century tsarist military campaign that caused the deaths of huge numbers. Many Circassians have called for the killings to be recognised as genocide, and have campaigned against the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, set to take place in the very same broad valleys and mountain slopes they say hold the bones of their ancestors. Picture taken October 20, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SOCIETY)


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EGYPT-TOMB/RENOVATION
RTR38778
September 20, 2012
A worker checks Egyptian hieroglyphs carved onto the walls the "Akhethotep & Ptahhotep" tomb, near the...
Cairo, Egypt
A worker checks Egyptian hieroglyphs carved onto the walls the "Akhethotep & Ptahhotep" tomb, near the...
A worker checks Egyptian hieroglyphs carved onto the walls the "Akhethotep & Ptahhotep" tomb, near the Saqqara or "Step" Pyramid, south of Cairo, September 20, 2012. Egypt's antiquities authority reopened the "Serapeum" and "Akhethotep & Ptahhotep" tombs on Thursday, after the ancient tombs had undergone ten years of renovations, with an estimated cost of 2 million dollars. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: TRAVEL SOCIETY)
IRAQ-ANTIQUITIES/
RTR32IEE
May 23, 2012
Visitors enter the ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad April 5, 2012....
Hilla, Iraq
To match Feature IRAQ-ANTIQUITIES/
Visitors enter the ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad April 5, 2012. In the ancient city of Babylon, once home to the fabled Hanging Gardens, an extended oil pipeline has churned through the dirt and dug up a conundrum: which takes precedence, preserving Iraq's heritage or developing its oil wealth? The definitive answer will probably be decades coming. But for the moment, oil appears to have the edge. The site of ancient Mesopotamia, said by some to be the birthplace of writing, agriculture and written law, Iraq holds many keys to the history of civilization. It's a point of pride for Iraqis, but so are the riches it earns from oil. Picture taken April 5, 2012. To match Feature IRAQ-ANTIQUITIES REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ - Tags: TRAVEL SOCIETY WEALTH)
IRAQ-ANTIQUITIES/
RTR32IED
May 23, 2012
A view of ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad April 5, 2012. In the...
Hilla, Iraq
To match Feature IRAQ-ANTIQUITIES/
A view of ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad April 5, 2012. In the ancient city of Babylon, once home to the fabled Hanging Gardens, an extended oil pipeline has churned through the dirt and dug up a conundrum: which takes precedence, preserving Iraq's heritage or developing its oil wealth? The definitive answer will probably be decades coming. But for the moment, oil appears to have the edge. The site of ancient Mesopotamia, said by some to be the birthplace of writing, agriculture and written law, Iraq holds many keys to the history of civilization. It's a point of pride for Iraqis, but so are the riches it earns from oil. Picture taken April 5, 2012. To match Feature IRAQ-ANTIQUITIES/ REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ - Tags: ENERGY SOCIETY)
IRAQ-ANTIQUITIES/
RTR32IEA
May 22, 2012
Visitors gather in front of a replica of the Ishtar Gate of Ancient Babylon near Hilla, 100 km (62 miles)...
Hilla, Iraq
To match Feature IRAQ-ANTIQUITIES/
Visitors gather in front of a replica of the Ishtar Gate of Ancient Babylon near Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad April 5, 2012 In the ancient city of Babylon, once home to the fabled Hanging Gardens, an extended oil pipeline has churned through the dirt and dug up a conundrum: which takes precedence, preserving Iraq's heritage or developing its oil wealth? The definitive answer will probably be decades coming. But for the moment, oil appears to have the edge. The site of ancient Mesopotamia, said by some to be the birthplace of writing, agriculture and written law, Iraq holds many keys to the history of civilization. It's a point of pride for Iraqis, but so are the riches it earns from oil. Picture taken April 5, 2012. To match Feature IRAQ-ANTIQUITIES/ REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL WEALTH)
ISRAEL/
RTR2Z1U3
March 08, 2012
Torah scribe, Eliyahu Levy, writes a portion from the Book of Esther, at his studio in Jerusalem March...
Jerusalem, Israel
Torah scribe, Levy, writes a portion from the Book of Esther, at his studio in Jerusalem
Torah scribe, Eliyahu Levy, writes a portion from the Book of Esther, at his studio in Jerusalem March 6, 2012. The Book of Esther recounts the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia and is read on the Jewish holiday of Purim. Picture taken March 6, 2012 REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
ISRAEL/
RTR2Z1U0
March 08, 2012
Torah scribe, Eliyahu Levy, writes a portion from the Book of Esther, at his studio in Jerusalem March...
Jerusalem, Israel
Torah scribe, Levy, writes a portion from the Book of Esther, at his studio in Jerusalem
Torah scribe, Eliyahu Levy, writes a portion from the Book of Esther, at his studio in Jerusalem March 6, 2012. The Book of Esther recounts the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia and is read on the Jewish holiday of Purim. Picture taken March 6, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
LIBYA/
RTR2WZ6W
January 28, 2012
Roman writing is seen on the wall in the ancient city of Ptolemais, near the town of Ad Dirsiyah, about...
PTOLEMAIS, Libya
Roman writing is seen on the wall in the ancient city of Ptolemais, near the town of Ad Dirsiyah
Roman writing is seen on the wall in the ancient city of Ptolemais, near the town of Ad Dirsiyah, about 100 km (62 miles) east of Benghazi January 27, 2012. The ancient city, founded approximately in 700 B.C, gained its name during the rule of the Ptolemaic empire. It later became one of the capitals of the ancient Roman province of Creta et Cyrenaica, which today makes up the eastern coastal region of Libya. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: SOCIETY)
LIBYA-BERBER/
RTR2ORDX
July 11, 2011
A girl learns how to write in Berber in a school in Jadu, in the Jabal Nafusa mountains, July 10, 2011....
Jadu, Libya
To match feature LIBYA-BERBER/
A girl learns how to write in Berber in a school in Jadu, in the Jabal Nafusa mountains, July 10, 2011. In a packed classroom on a cool evening near the front line in Libya's civil war, 15-year-old Mira is teaching children to spell out the names of animals in the ancient Berber script, an act that once could have landed her in one of Muammar Gaddafi's jails. Picture taken July 10, 2011. To match feature LIBYA-BERBER/ REUTERS/Anis Mili (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY EDUCATION)
LIBYA-BERBER/
RTR2ORDW
July 11, 2011
A girl learns how to write in Berber in a school in Jadu, in the Jabal Nafusa mountains, July 10, 2011....
Jadu, Libya
To match feature LIBYA-BERBER/
A girl learns how to write in Berber in a school in Jadu, in the Jabal Nafusa mountains, July 10, 2011. In a packed classroom on a cool evening near the front line in Libya's civil war, 15-year-old Mira is teaching children to spell out the names of animals in the ancient Berber script, an act that once could have landed her in one of Muammar Gaddafi's jails. Picture taken July 10, 2011. To match feature LIBYA-BERBER/ REUTERS/Anis Mili (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY EDUCATION)
GREECE/
RTR2O5E1
June 27, 2011
Protesters by the Greek Communist-affiliated trade union PAME hold a huge banner in front of the Parthenon...
Athens, Greece
Protesters by the Greek Communist-affiliated trade union PAME hold a huge banner in front of the Parthenon...
Protesters by the Greek Communist-affiliated trade union PAME hold a huge banner in front of the Parthenon at the Acropolis hill in Athens June 27, 2011. Greek public and private sector labour unions have called a 48-hour strike for Tuesday and Wednesday opposing the government's plans for a new austerity package. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST TRAVEL)
CHINA
RTXWT90
January 20, 2011
Italian chocolatier Mirco Della Vecchia makes a chocolate sculpture of the Parthenon as part of his "Chocolate...
Hong Kong, China
Italian chocolatier Mirco Della Vecchia makes a chocolate sculpture of the Parthenon as part of his "Chocolate...
Italian chocolatier Mirco Della Vecchia makes a chocolate sculpture of the Parthenon as part of his "Chocolate World Heritage" exhibition in Hong Kong January 20, 2011. Vecchia currently holds the Guinness World Record title for making the largest chocolate sculpture in the world. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD)
EGYPT
RTXVEEX
December 04, 2010
A security guard points to a hieroglyphic painting as tourists walk inside the Luxor Temple in Luxor...
Luxor, Egypt
A security guard points to a hieroglyphic painting as tourists walk inside the Luxor Temple in Luxor...
A security guard points to a hieroglyphic painting as tourists walk inside the Luxor Temple in Luxor city, around 650 km (404 miles) south of Cairo, December 4, 2010. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: SOCIETY)
PERU/
RTR2I1QN
September 08, 2010
An aerial view of the Astronaut Nazca Lines in the Nazca desert September 7, 2010. These ancient geoglyphs,...
Nazca, Peru
Aerial view of the Astronaut Nazca Lines in the Nazca desert
An aerial view of the Astronaut Nazca Lines in the Nazca desert September 7, 2010. These ancient geoglyphs, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a series of enigmatic shapes and lines and stylized figures of animals etched in the desert some 2,000 years ago by the Nazca culture. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PERU/
RTR2I1Q9
September 08, 2010
An aerial view of the Tree Nazca Lines in the Nazca desert September 7, 2010. These ancient geoglyphs,...
Nazca, Peru
Aerial view of the Tree Nazca Lines in the Nazca desert
An aerial view of the Tree Nazca Lines in the Nazca desert September 7, 2010. These ancient geoglyphs, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a series of enigmatic shapes and lines and stylized figures of animals etched in the desert some 2,000 years ago by the Nazca culture. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY)
PERU/
RTR2I1Q8
September 08, 2010
An aerial view of the Spider Nazca Lines in the Nazca desert September 7, 2010. These ancient geoglyphs,...
Nazca, Peru
Aerial view of the Spider Nazca Lines in the Nazca desert
An aerial view of the Spider Nazca Lines in the Nazca desert September 7, 2010. These ancient geoglyphs, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a series of enigmatic shapes and lines and stylized figures of animals etched in the desert some 2,000 years ago by the Nazca culture. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY)
GREECE/
RTR2DFO4
May 04, 2010
A giant banner protesting Greece's austerity measures hangs near the Parthenon on Acropolis hill in Athens...
Athens, Greece
A giant banner protesting Greece's austerity measures hangs near the Parthenon on Acropolis hill in Athens...
A giant banner protesting Greece's austerity measures hangs near the Parthenon on Acropolis hill in Athens early May 4, 2010. A group of demonstrators from Greece's communist party, KKE, staged the protest atop the Acropolis as Athens braced for a 48-hour nationwide strike by civil servants which would also include the shutdown of travel services. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (GREECE - Tags: EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
EGYPT-ANTIQUITIES/TOMB
RTR2BI9Q
March 11, 2010
A worker casts a shadow on the newly discovered tomb of Egypt's Queen Behenu in Saqqara, 30 km (20 miles)...
Cairo, Egypt
A worker casts a shadow on the newly discovered tomb of Egypt's Queen Behenu in Saqqara
A worker casts a shadow on the newly discovered tomb of Egypt's Queen Behenu in Saqqara, 30 km (20 miles) south of Cairo March 11, 2010. Archaeologists have unearthed the intact sarcophagus of Behenu inside her 4,000-year-old burial chamber near her pyramid in Saqqara. Philippe Collombert, who headed the French mission that excavated Behenu's remains, said the team found her sarcophagus within the sprawling necropolis of Pepi I at Saqqara. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
EGYPT/
RTXRWIC
December 16, 2009
A blind person examines an artifact at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo December 16, 2009, as part of a program...
Cairo, Egypt
A blind person examines an artifact at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
A blind person examines an artifact at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo December 16, 2009, as part of a program which teaches blind visitors about its unique collection of ancient Egyptian aftifacts. REUTERS/Tarek Mostafa (EGYPT - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH EDUCATION)
EGYPT/
RTXQJEF
November 09, 2009
A tourist stands in Karnak Temple in Luxor, southern Egypt, November 9, 2009. The Karnak temple complex...
Luxor, Egypt
A tourist stands in Karnak Temple in Luxor
A tourist stands in Karnak Temple in Luxor, southern Egypt, November 9, 2009. The Karnak temple complex dates from before 2000 BC and is dedicated mainly to Amon Ra. It is the largest temple in the world.
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT SOCIETY TRAVEL)
EGYPT
RTXQHN6
November 08, 2009
Reliefs are seen on one of the walls in the Temple of Horus in Edfu, southern Egypt, November 8, 2009....
EDFU, Egypt
Reliefs are seen on one of the walls in the Temple of Horus in Edfu
Reliefs are seen on one of the walls in the Temple of Horus in Edfu, southern Egypt, November 8, 2009. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between third and first centuries BC and is one of the best preserved in Egypt. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT SOCIETY TRAVEL IMAGES OF THE DAY)
EGYPT
RTXQHMN
November 08, 2009
A tourist walks in the Temple of Horus in Edfu, southern Egypt, November 8, 2009. The temple, dedicated...
EDFU, Egypt
A tourist walks in the Temple of Horus in Edfu
A tourist walks in the Temple of Horus in Edfu, southern Egypt, November 8, 2009. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between third and first centuries BC and is one of the best preserved in Egypt. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT SOCIETY TRAVEL)
EGYPT
RTXQHMH
November 08, 2009
Tourists listen to a tour guide in the Temple of Horus in Edfu, southern Egypt, November 8, 2009. The...
EDFU, Egypt
Tourists listen to a tour guide in the Temple of Horus in Edfu
Tourists listen to a tour guide in the Temple of Horus in Edfu, southern Egypt, November 8, 2009. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between third and first centuries BC and is one of the best preserved in Egypt. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT SOCIETY TRAVEL)
EGYPT
RTXQH27
November 07, 2009
Tourists walk in Kom Ombo Temple, southern Egypt, November 7, 2009. The temple, which dates from about...
KOM OMBO, Egypt
Tourists walk in Kom Ombo Temple in southern Egypt
Tourists walk in Kom Ombo Temple, southern Egypt, November 7, 2009. The temple, which dates from about 180 B.C. during the Ptolemaic era with additions made during the Roman period, stands right on the bank of the Nile between Edfu and Aswan.
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT SOCIETY TRAVEL)
EGYPT
RTXQH1B
November 07, 2009
Tourists examine part of the Kom Ombo Temple, southern Egypt, November 7, 2009. The temple, which dates...
KOM OMBO, Egypt
Tourists examine part of the Kom Ombo Temple, southern Egypt
Tourists examine part of the Kom Ombo Temple, southern Egypt, November 7, 2009. The temple, which dates from about 180 B.C. during the Ptolemaic era with additions made during the Roman period, stands right on the bank of the Nile between Edfu and Aswan.
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT SOCIETY TRAVEL)
EGYPT
RTXQGZI
November 07, 2009
An Egyptian takes photographs at Kom Ombo Temple, southern Egypt, November 7, 2009. The temple dates...
KOM OMBO, Egypt
An Egyptian takes photographs at Kom Ombo Temple in southern Egypt
An Egyptian takes photographs at Kom Ombo Temple, southern Egypt, November 7, 2009. The temple dates from about 180 B.C. during the Ptolemaic era, with additions made during the Roman period, and stands right on the bank of the Nile between Edfu and Aswan.
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT TRAVEL SOCIETY)
ISRAEL-ANCIENT/ALGORITHM
RTR27D36
September 02, 2009
Itay Bar-Yosef, a researcher from Ben-Gurion University, points to a passage of ancient text that a new...
Beersheba, Israel
A researcher points to a passage of ancient text in Beersheba
Itay Bar-Yosef, a researcher from Ben-Gurion University, points to a passage of ancient text that a new computer program could help decipher at his office in the southern city of Beersheba August 24, 2009. Researchers in Israel say they have developed a computer programme that can decipher previously unreadable ancient texts and possibly lead the way to a Google-like search engine for historical documents. Picture taken August 24, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL SCI TECH)
ISRAEL/
RTXESP1
May 06, 2009
A Palestinian (L) from the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, one of two men suspected of being antiquities...
Jerusalem, Israel
Palestinian suspected of being antiquities robber covers his face at Jerusalem Magistrates Court
A Palestinian (L) from the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, one of two men suspected of being antiquities robbers, covers his face at Jerusalem Magistrates Court May 6, 2009. A document, thought to be an ancient text written on papyrus, was seized from the two in an elaborate undercover operation. According to the Israeli Antiquities Authority, the document is written in ancient Hebrew script, which is characteristic of the Second Temple period and the first and second centuries CE. This style of writing is primarily known from the Dead Sea scrolls and various inscriptions that occur on ossuaries and coffins. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM CRIME LAW)
ISRAEL/
RTXESOU
May 06, 2009
Amir Ganor, director of the unit for the prevention of antiquities robbery in the Israeli Antiquities...
Jerusalem, Israel
Ganor of Israeli Antiquities Authority shows ancient document at court in Jerusalem
Amir Ganor, director of the unit for the prevention of antiquities robbery in the Israeli Antiquities Authority, shows a document, thought to be an ancient text written on papyrus, at Jerusalem Magistrates Court May 6, 2009. According to the Israeli Antiquities Authority, the document is written in ancient Hebrew script, which is characteristic of the Second Temple period and the first and second centuries CE. This style of writing is primarily known from the Dead Sea scrolls and various inscriptions that occur on ossuaries and coffins. It was seized from two men suspected to be antiquities robbers in an elaborate undercover operation. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM CRIME LAW)
ISRAEL/
RTXESOK
May 06, 2009
A document, thought to be an ancient text written on papyrus, is displayed at Jerusalem Magistrates Court...
Jerusalem, Israel
Document thought to be ancient text written on papyrus is displayed at Jerusalem Magistrates Court
A document, thought to be an ancient text written on papyrus, is displayed at Jerusalem Magistrates Court May 6, 2009. According to the Israeli Antiquities Authority, the document is written in ancient Hebrew script, which is characteristic of the Second Temple period and the first and second centuries CE. This style of writing is primarily known from the Dead Sea scrolls and various inscriptions that occur on ossuaries and coffins. It was seized from two men suspected to be antiquities robbers in an elaborate undercover operation. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM CRIME LAW)
ISRAEL/
RTXESLD
May 06, 2009
Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld (R) and Amir Ganor, director of the unit for the prevention...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israeli police spokesperson Rosenfeld and Ganor of Israeli Antiquities Authority show ancient document...
Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld (R) and Amir Ganor, director of the unit for the prevention of antiquities robbery in the Israeli Antiquities Authority, show a document, thought to be an ancient text written on papyrus, at Jerusalem Magistrates Court May 6, 2009. According to the Israeli Antiquities Authority, the document is written in ancient Hebrew script, which is characteristic of the Second Temple period and the first and second centuries CE. This style of writing is primarily known from the Dead Sea scrolls and various inscriptions that occur on ossuaries and coffins. It was seized from two men suspected to be antiquities robbers in an elaborate undercover operation. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM)
EGYPT
RTXEEWQ
April 26, 2009
A tourist visits Fiela Temple in Aswan April 26, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT SOCIETY)
Aswan, Egypt
A tourist visits Fiela Temple in Aswan
A tourist visits Fiela Temple in Aswan April 26, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT SOCIETY)
EGYPT/
RTXEEWO
April 26, 2009
A guard (R) sits inside Fiela Temple in Aswan April 26, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT SOCIETY)
Aswan, Egypt
A guard sits inside Fiela Temple in Aswan
A guard (R) sits inside Fiela Temple in Aswan April 26, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT SOCIETY)
EGYPT
RTXEF4S
April 25, 2009
A guide and a tourist look at hieroglyphics on the wall in Fiela Temple in Aswan April 26, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa...
Aswan, Egypt
A guide and a tourist look at hieroglyphics on the wall in Fiela Temple in Aswan
A guide and a tourist look at hieroglyphics on the wall in Fiela Temple in Aswan April 26, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT SOCIETY)
EGYPT-TOMBS/
RTR22SLO
December 22, 2008
Hieroglyphic inscriptions are seen on a wall in a recently discovered tomb in Saqqara, December 22, 2008....
SAQQARA, Egypt
Hieroglyphic inscriptions are seen on a wall in a recently discovered tomb in Saqqara
Hieroglyphic inscriptions are seen on a wall in a recently discovered tomb in Saqqara, December 22, 2008. Egyptian archaeologists have found the tombs of two court officials, in charge of music and pyramid building, in a 4,000 year old cemetery from the reign of Pharaoh Unas. The tombs were found buried in the sands south of Cairo and could shed light on the fifth and the sixth dynasties of the Old Kingdom, said Egypt's antiquities chief Zahi Hawass. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT)
EGYPT
RTR22ARA
December 05, 2008
Tourists examine the walls inside the tomb of Ramses IV in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, December...
Luxor, Egypt
Tourists examine the walls inside the tomb of Ramses IV in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, near Luxor
Tourists examine the walls inside the tomb of Ramses IV in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, December 5, 2008. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT)
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