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PHYS.ORG – Interview with Sada Mire

PHYS.ORG - Interview with Sada Mire: 'Grotto galleries show early Somali life' A galaxy of colourful animal and human sketches adorn the caves in the rocky hills of this arid wilderness in northern Somalia, home to Africa's earliest known and most pristine...

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The Guardian – Sada Mire on Somali architecture

I first learned to construct nomadic huts with my grandmother in the summer holidays – spent, whether I liked or not, living in Dayniile, near Mogadishu. Being a Mogadishu girl, living in a comfortable villa, I hated it at first so my father sent, as a...

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Sada Mire TEDtalk

Sada Mire is a Somalian archaeologist. She lived the first fifteen years of her life in Mogadishu, until 1991, when she settled in Sweden, as a result of the conflict in north-east Africa. She is founder and executive director of the Horn Heritage...

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Sada Mire featured in New African Magazine

Sada Mire: Excavating African History, Redefining Our Narrative Sada Mire is the world’s only Somaliland archaeologist, who has taken on the task of telling Africa’s forgotten stories hidden in some of its undiscovered ruins. Fuelled by her passion to see...

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Sada Mire’s MOOC ‘Heritage under Threat’

What is your heritage? Who defines heritage? Why is heritage under threat? How can we protect heritage? This new Leiden University course is presented by Dr. Sada Mire from the Faculty of Archeology and the LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development....

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Sada Mire: Rethinking African History

Aiming to create a better understanding of Africa's past, a team of multidisciplinary researchers at Leiden University digs in to everyday artefacts and local knowledge. Their work helps to invalidate false assumptions and make less dominant narratives...

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Heritage for Citizenship in Times of Conflict

Exchanges on the Middle East: Heritage for Citizenship in Times of Conflict Images of destruction of Muslim saint tombs, and ancient monuments accompany news items on violent conflicts and war in the Middle East. In this public lecture and debate, a panel...

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Maandeeq Features: Sada Mire 

Sada Mire is a Swedish-Somali archaeologist, art historian and presenter who currently serves as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Archeology, Leiden University. She has previously headed up Somaliland’s Department of Antiquities, for the Ministry of...

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European Lecture – Reflections by Sada Mire 

Archaeologist and researcher at Leiden University, The Hague, 13 June 2016 Cultural heritage at risk: protecting cultural heritage in times of conflict Her Excellency Ms Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO Her Excellency Ms Silvia Fernandez de...

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A CNN Hero – Dr Sada Mire Somali Archaeologist

IF you're familiar with the title "the Horn of Africa" then it's very likely you've seen images or watched news reports of the famine and war which has beleaguered parts of the region and brought its people to their knees. But the region also has a rich...

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Sada Mire: “Io, archeologa per salvare la Somalia”

Sada Mire ha 35 anni perché a 14 ha resistito appesa a una corda fuori da un camion che correva via da Mogadiscio, via dalla Somalia in guerra. Il resto, dopo, diventa quasi facile: da rifugiata in Svezia, studiare così tanto, lei e la sorella gemella, da...

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Sada Mire: Uncovering Somalia’s heritage

Sada Mire fled Somalia's civil war as a child, and lived as a refugee in Sweden. But now she is back in the Horn of Africa as an archaeologist, making some incredible discoveries. Sada Mire is only 35, but she has already revealed a dozen sites that could...

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Thomson Reuters Foundation ‘Forget war and hunger’

LONDON (AlertNet) – Insurgency, anarchy, drought, pirates, hunger… Such woes are the mainstays of most reports about Somalia. But here are some things you might not know about the East African country. It is often said that Somalia is a lawless country but...

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