Archaeology, Heritage and Tourism

Back to the Wild


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Featuring extraordinary, documentary-style photography, this beautiful and engaging coffee table book follows the remarkable journey of the Scimitar-horned Oryx as it is reintroduced into Chad’s Sahelian heartland. Considered the world’s most ambitious large mammal reintroduction project and a milestone for future species conservation efforts, the book charts the collaborative efforts of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, Government of Chad and Sahara Conservation Fund, along with some of the world’s leading zoological societies and research institutions, as this iconic species sets foot on its native soil nearly three decades after it was declared ‘extinct in the wild’.

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Qatar Manual for Tour Guiding


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The Qatar Manual for Tour Guiding has been produced within the framework of the Qatar National Tourism Sector, which seeks to diversify the country’s tourism offering and increase the sector’s contribution to Qatar’s economy by 2030. Presented as a valuable compendium of all relevant information on Qatar, this title in separate English and Arabic editions provides all the material and training that a tour guide in Qatar requires to promote the country.

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Heritage Preservation in Islamic Contexts


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This dual-language e-book edition documents UCL Qatar’s work in the area of conservation and preservation in addition to research projects undertaken by leading experts in the field.

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Sir Bani Yas & The Church of the East


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This special-edition volume, which was presented as a gift to Pope Francis by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, tells the story of Sir Bani Yas island, shedding light on aspects of the Church of the East and the role it played in the past and its future role in terms of heritage and educational tourism. Sir Bani Yas represents the spirit of collaboration: a place where archaeologists, natural scientists and anthropologists have joined forces to make culture relevant, meaningful and enjoyable.

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The Quarries of Meroe, Sudan


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Providing a stunning visual journey across the ancient stone quarries in Sudan, this publication offers invaluable insights into the Meroitic civilization, demonstrating the significance of stone production within the history of this period of the Kingdom of Kush.

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Al-Andalus: Archaeology, History and Memory


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Al-Andalus represents one of the most brilliant periods in human history, a time replete with great achievements in arts and architecture, and characterized by political and religious tolerance among different religions and conceptions of the world. This trilingual volume (English, Arabic and Spanish) explores the interactions of archaeology, history and memory with the collaboration of scholars from different scientific and national backgrounds.

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Al Zubarah Archaeological Site


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Offering a comprehensive overview on various facets of Al Zubarah, from architecture to discovered artefacts, this cultural World Heritage site contextualizes the old town within the network of contemporary settlements, pearl-diving and global trade connections; and highlights Al Zubarah’s role within modern Qatari society through recently established outreach, oral history and community archaeology programmes (in English, Arabic and French).

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