Showing posts with label World Heritage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World Heritage. Show all posts

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Russian space corporation promotes Baikonur as UNESCO object

Baikonur cosmodrome
Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos addressed the Foreign Ministry asking to promote the Baikonur cosmodrome is put on UNESCO’s world heritage list as a joint nomination of Russia and Kazakhstan, Secretary of the Russian commission on UNESCO affairs Grigori Ordzhonikidze said on Saturday.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Israel says UNESCO Hebron vote "shameful"

Israel on Friday slammed as "shameful" a resolution by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to declare the West Bank's old city of Hebron a World Heritage site in danger.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Australia nominates 6,000-year-old fish trap

Australian indigenous leaders are hopeful that a system of ancient eel traps dating back 6,000 years will be listed as a world heritage.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

As Palmyra falls, Paris heritage show looks to the future


Inaugurating an exhibit on endangered Middle Eastern heritage sites Tuesday, French President François Hollande called the show “a militant act”. But the curators are looking ahead to peace and reconstruction.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Portugal makes considerable efforts to protect world heritage sites

Portugal has made considerable efforts in the past decade to protect its 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Sintra which is located some 30 km northwest of the capital Lisbon.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

UNESCO: Ruins in Ancient Syrian City Still Authentic

The United Nations cultural agency says the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra retains much of its authenticity despite the extensive damage it has sustained at the hands of Islamic State terrorists.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

Syria’s Palmyra can be restored ‘in five years’

Syria’s antiquities chief said on March 28 that his department would need five years to restore the ancient ruins of Palmyra damaged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), while Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes battled ISIL around Palmyra, trying to extend their gains.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Syria: UN condemns archaeological destruction at major World Heritage site of Bosra

UN, 24 December 2015 – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the destruction of parts of the ancient Syrian city of Bosra in fighting two days ago, alerting the world art market to potential trafficking in artefacts from the World Heritage site.

Monday, October 5, 2015

UNESCO says ISIS 'terrified by history' after Palmyra destruction

UNESCO's director-general on Monday condemned the destruction of the Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra by ISIS, saying "extremists are terrified by history and culture".

Monday, August 31, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Ethiopia races to preserve 'Africa's Jerusalem' (video)

Conservationists are facing a race against time to prevent one of Ethiopia's most sacred religious site from crumbling away.

The ancient churches of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia have been a place of pilgrimage for local Christians since they were constructed 800 years ago.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ephesus added to UNESCO World Heritage list

The ancient city of Ephesus in western Turkey has been inscribed to the World Heritage List of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).

Saturday, July 4, 2015

UNESCO Votes On Additions to World Heritage List

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, meeting in Germany, said Saturday that it had designated seven cultural sites for addition to its World Heritage List.

Two of the sites are in Iran and one each in China, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia and France.
The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) bestows the designation to recognize global significance and to help in preservation.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Climate change, dams threaten natural World Heritage

Climate change and large dam projects are putting natural World Heritage sites at risk, says International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, meeting on June 25 in Bonn, Germany.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ISIS destroys mausoleums in Syria’s Palmyra

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) destroyed two ancient Muslim mausoleums in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra, the country's antiquities director said Tuesday, according to Agence France-Presse.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

ISIL/ISIS lays mines in ruins of Syria’s ancient Palmyra

Islamic State of Iraq and the Leavnt (ISIL) militants have laid landmines and explosives at the site of the ancient ruins in Syria’s Palmyra, a monitor said June 21, adding the purpose of the move was unclear.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Quake-hit Nepal reopens heritage sites in bid to bring back tourists

Nepal has reopened most of the heritage sites that were damaged in a pair of strong earthquakes that devastated parts of the country recently, hoping to bring back foreign tourists.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.