Cultural Postcards [2016-08-07

  • India: 72,300 ancient manuscripts to be digitized in India

  • Heritage: Restoration of Step Pyramid restarts amid controversy

  • Near East: Deserted Greek village for sale in Turkey

  • Heritage: How salt causes historic buildings to crumble

  • Near East: Remembering "The Great Fire of Smyrna"

  • Heritage: Conservation works on the Sphinx in progress

  • Near East: Egypt tries to prevent UK auction of coffin lid

  • Southern Europe: Byzantine manuscript returns to Mount Athos

  • Near East: Jaw-dropping mosaics abandoned to the elements

  • Heritage: Greek archaeology hit hard by austerity measures

  • Italy: Fears that corporate cash will lead to Disneyfication of Italy's cultural heritage?

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