Iranian actor and filmmaker Karim Akbari-Mobarakeh, who is famous for playing a role in ‘Imam Ali (PBUH)’ TV series, died from coronavirus at the age of 67.
Iranian actor Karim Akbari-Mobarakeh dies at 67
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Iranian films awarded at Busan festival
Tourism London is looking closer to home as part of a new campaign announced this week aimed at helping the struggling local hospitality and tourism industry, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, through the fall.
Tourism London campaign looks to lure locals to city’s struggling hotels
An examination of two documented periods of climate change in the greater Middle East, between approximately 4,500 and 3,000 years ago, reveals local evidence of resilience and even of a flourishing ancient society despite the changes in climate seen in the larger region.
Archeologists reveal human resilience in face of climate change in ancient Turkey
David Hockney’s 1980 landscape painting ‘Nichols Canyon’ will go on offer at the upcoming Phillips contemporary evening sale, scheduled to take place on December 7. The painting carries an estimate of around $35 million, according to a press release from Phillips, and is billed as “unequivocally the most important landscape by the artist in private hands.” The hefty price tag makes it Hockney’s most expensive landscape to ever appear at auction, and, if its estimate is achieved, would place the work in the artist’s top three most expensive auction results.
Rare $35m Hockney painting will lead Phillips contemporary sale
People have “rediscovered the pleasure of reading” in lockdown, publisher Bloomsbury said, after reporting its best half-year profits since 2008.
Coronavirus: People 'rediscovering books' as lockdown sales jump
Work which started back in 2017 at Cruden Bay, a small village in Scotland, by an archeology team has seen confirmation this week of at least 23 structures which could relate as far back as the Iron Age.
Archeologists uncover ancient settlement at Cruden Bay in Scotland

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