Israeli says he has found King David’s citadel — Yahoo com

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to identifying ancient ruins. The claim by Eli Shukron, like many such claims in the field of biblical archaeology, has run…

Balkh Art and Cultural Heritage Project – Oxford University

Oxford University launches the ‘Balkh Art and Cultural Heritage Project,’ funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project has a dual aim of undertaking new research on Afghanistan’s early Islamic history, and in building the capacity of Afghan colleagues in cultural heritage research. For three years, from September 2011 to September 2014, a team of scholars…

Country’s oldest sunken garden discovered – The Hindu com News

A NEW PERSPECTIVE: Isa Khan’s garden tomb in the precincts of Humayun’s Tomb World Heritage Site in the Capital can now be considered the earliest example of a sunken garden in India – attached to a tomb – a concept later developed at Akbar’s Tomb and at the Taj Mahal.   Restoration work on a…

In Memoriam: Oleg Grabar (1929-2011) – The Institute of Ismaili Studies

Prof Oleg Grabar, one of the most prominent Islamic art historians and scholars of our time passed away in Princeton on 8th January 2011 at the age of 81. His spirit of critical inquiry and tireless efforts in challenging pre-conceived perspectives in Western thought about art and architecture in the Muslim world will be much…

Germany: Celtic tomb hailed as great archaeological find – The local News

In a discovery described as a “milestone of archaeology,” scientists have found a 2,600-year-old aristocratic burial site at the Celtic hill fort at Heuneburg in Baden-Württemberg. Click here for a photo gallery of the dig. The noblewoman’s tomb, dating from early Celtic times, measures four metres by five metres, and is exceptionally well-preserved. It contained…

Restoring ‘lost city’ of medieval Spain – BBC News

      New imaging techniques have been used to visualise the city It has been 100 years since excavations started on the Madinat Al Zahra, the magnificent 10th century palace city near Cordoba in southern Spain. -snip- In a curious parallel, new techniques such a tele-imaging, that are being used in order to understand…

Expansion of Aga Khan Universitie’s campus of Karachi, Nairobi and Arusha in Tanzania

Expanding Academic Activities The expansion of Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi includes planning for the development of international standard tertiary care facilities in a number of fields, including cardiology and oncology. Photo: Gary Otte -snip- The University is also moving ahead with plans to become a comprehensive centre for learning with the construction of a…