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Saudi Arabia Restricts Annual Mecca Pilgrimage Due to COVID-19

July 7, 2020

The Saudi Arabian government is limiting this year’s hajj to Saudi residents only, NPR reported. The revered pilgrimage to Mecca is a vital component of practicing Islam, but will be off-limits to Muslims from other countries due to fears of spreading the coronavirus. The hajj is the fifth of The Five Pillars of Islam. […]

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Amateur Restoration of Baroque Painting Fails for Second Time

June 30, 2020

A painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo has been poorly restored—again. BBC News reported that the second botched restoration of the “Immaculate Conception” is just the latest in a line of similar incidents in Spain, including the infamous “Monkey Christ” painting. The Baroque style was famously used by Rembrandt. […]

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Oldest Maya Structure Discovered, Dates Back to 1,000 BC

June 13, 2020

A massive Mayan complex has been discovered, “National Geographic” reported. The structure is so large that it was hiding “in plain sight” and is believed to be 3,000 years old. Mayans often used astronomy to align their construction projects. […]

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