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17th century Muslim cemetery uncovered during road works

A roadwork project in Malta has uncovered a Muslim cemetery which dates back to the 17th century. Two archaeologists were working hard at documenting the findings yesterday afternoon. Remains ran along the chiselled rock at various points, with the occasional bone jutting out. “We’re working along the cross section, cleaning up the

Travel photos of Mecca in 1885

In 1885, Dutchman Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje travelled to Mecca, taking photos and sound recordings which, in effect, makes him one of the first multimedia journalists. His photos have gone on display in Dubai ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. "People tend to forget the situation because cameras today are