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In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

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Dura Europos, a Roman walled city in eastern Syria, dates back to 330 B.C. The main gate is shown here in a photo from 2010. It's one of the many important archaeological sites militants of the self-styled Islamic State have ransacked and damaged. EPA /Deir Ezz-Zour Antiquities Department/Landov hide caption

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Via Satellite, Tracking The Plunder Of Middle East Cultural History

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Syrian volunteers cover mosaics in the Ma'arra museum with a protective layer of glue, covered by cloth. Ma'arra Museum Project/Safeguarding the Heritage of Syria and Iraq Project hide caption

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In Syria, Archaeologists Risk Their Lives To Protect Ancient Heritage

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First The Protest, Then The Storm: Bay Area's 5 Straight Nights Of Clashes

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