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Below you will find 2 items from around the world on many different topics in the news concerning the Middle Ages. These might range from obituaries of great scholars of the period to articles about the last efforts to preserve a medieval barn. The Middle Ages comes up quite regularly in the news and so we will aim to bring you the latest. To help with that we have also set up two methods for you to get these items:

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Church of St Francis of Assisi Reopens After Earthquakes
The lower church of the famous Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi is reopening, two months after the earthquakes which killed 10 people and destroyed some of the Basilica's priceless art treasures. The Basilica's upper house, which housed the shattered frescoes, is to remain closed until 1999.
Source: BBC News       Date: 30 Nov 1997

Tajiks Row with Uzbeks Over Ancient Empire
The uneasy relationhip between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan has taken on a new dimension, through a row over Dushanbe's plan to hold celebrations in honour of the 10th century Samanid empire next year. The Uzbeks want the commemoration to be toned down, and have petitioned the United Nations agency for culture, UNESCO, with their objections. Both sides have met at the UNESCO General Conference, in Paris, where members decide which projects to support.
Source: BBC News       Date: 7 Nov 1997

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