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Filipino Muslims mark Eid in ruins of war-torn Marawi

Filipino Muslims mark Eid in ruins of war-torn MarawiMARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Muslim residents of a southern Philippine city devastated by last year's bloody militant siege celebrated the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr on Friday in gunfire-riddled mosques while many whose homes were leveled by the fighting prayed in tent shelters.



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Ancient Christian ruins found under former ISIS-held city

Ancient Christian ruins found under former ISIS-held cityThe ruins of an ancient Christian refuge, or early church, possibly dating back to the first centuries of Christendom’s existence, under the Roman Empire has been discovered in Manbij, Syria, which was recently under ISIS control.



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Lasers on planes used to reveal massive massive complex of Mayan ruins

Lasers on planes used to reveal massive massive complex of Mayan ruinsWith the high-tech help scientists have found that Maya civilization was more advanced and populous than previously imagined.



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Battle for Marawi: bitter siege that left a city in ruins

Battle for Marawi: bitter siege that left a city in ruinsThe death of top Islamist fighter Isnilon Hapilon is a rare celebratory moment for the Philippines military, which has been bogged down in a gruelling four-month battle to retake the southern city of Marawi. What began as a surprise takeover by militants that Manila said would be easily defeated, quickly descended into house-to-house fighting against a deceptively well-planned Islamist insurgency. The insurgents have withstood a relentless US-backed bombing campaign, raising awkward questions about the Philippines’ ability to defend itself from an increasingly assertive Islamist presence in its violence-plagued south.



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Ruins of Jerusalem hall shed light on Roman-era gatherings

Ruins of Jerusalem hall shed light on Roman-era gatheringsA small, half-built and roofed amphitheatre from 2nd-century Jerusalem has been unearthed during excavations below Judaism’s Western Wall, the first such Roman-era find in the city, Israeli archaeologists said on Monday. The 200-seat carved stone structure was found underneath a passageway leading to the raised esplanade where an ancient Jewish temple stood until it was razed by the Romans as they put down a rebellion in 70 AD. Unlike larger, open-air Roman auditoriums, the amphitheatre was likely meant to be an odeon, for musical performances, or a city council meeting hall known as a bouleuterion, the Israel Antiquites Authority said.



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Mexico quake: In the ruins of home

Mexico quake: In the ruins of homeRubble is all that remains of hundreds of houses rent asunder by the earthquake that struck Mexico in September, leaving owners lodging with relatives or friends, hoping their homes can be rebuilt or they can find new ones.



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Historical estate goes on the market with castle ruins once the home of Richard III and Henry VIII

Historical estate goes on the market with castle ruins once the home of Richard III and Henry VIIIOriginally built in 1382, the castle was a favorite residence and seat of regional government for some of the most charismatic figures in English history. It has been in disuse for three and a half centuries, and the stone was plundered to build neighboring homes. Now just four corners remain.



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ISIS, driven out of Mosul, leaves behind a city in ruins and a society shattered by distrust

ISIS, driven out of Mosul, leaves behind a city in ruins and a society shattered by distrustThe operation to retake Mosul from ISIS has been a success, but it has come at a heavy price of destruction and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians.



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Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum

Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museumIt was once home to priceless archaeological treasures, but these days you get into Mosul museum in Iraq’s second city via a gaping hole in the basement. In the darkness lies a pile of rubble — all that remains of two ancient Assyrian statues of winged bulls, smashed to pieces by Islamic State group jihadists. Iraqi forces announced that they retook the building from IS on Tuesday as they pushed into west Mosul as part of a vast offensive to oust the jihadists from the northern city.



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