Showing posts with label cultural heritage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cultural heritage. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pillage of cultural sites – how can Europe help to stop it?

 [European Parliament  / News, 14-07-2015]
"Deliberately destroying and pillaging archaeological sites and trafficking art objects in war zones amount to « cultural genocide » and should be classified as war crimes, argued speakers in a public hearing held by the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee on Monday afternoon. MEPs and experts reiterated the need for harmonised international legislation in this area.

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 22, 2015

Cuba, US join hands to protect Hemingway's legacy

The Cuban and the US institutions announced Saturday in Havana that they will continue to work together to protect US writer Ernest Hemingway's legacy.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

China restores 800-year-old Buddha statue with 1,000 hands

Chinese experts have completed restoration of an 800-year-old Buddha statue, famous for its 1,000 hands, located in the country’s southwest province after
seven years.

Friday, June 12, 2015

UNESCO condemns air strike on heritage site in Yemen capital

UNESCO condemned an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on Old Sanaa Friday, a heritage site in Yemen's capital it described as "one of the world's oldest jewels" of Islamic culture.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ISIL/ISIS Not Just Destroying Ancient Artifacts, It’s Selling them (Report)

Militants of the Takfiri group, ISIL, are not attacking ancient monuments in Iraq and Syria with jackhammers and bulldozers, but they also have been quietly selling off smaller antiquities, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

100 εκ. $ ετησίως από αρχαιοκαπηλία. (The Emergency Red List of Iraqi Cultural Objects at Risk)

Το παράνομο εμπόριο αρχαιοτήτων αποτελεί μία από τις βασικές πηγές χρηματοδότησης των τζιχαντιστών του Ισλαμικού Κράτους μαζί με το πετρέλαιο και τις απαγωγές, καθώς εκτιμάται ότι η οργάνωση κερδίζει από αυτό 100 εκατομμύρια δολάρια ετησίως, σύμφωνα με τον Ιρακινό πρέσβη στον ΟΗΕ, Μοχάμεντ Αλί Αλχακίμ.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

UN nations agree to action to save Iraqi cultural sites

UN member-states on Thursday declared that the destruction by jihadists of Iraqi cultural sites may amount to war crimes and agreed to take steps to curb the trade of stolen ancient artifacts.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

ISIS ‘will not destroy’ Palmyra ruins, only statues

Footage released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) showed the ruins of Syria’s Palmyra untouched as the militant group claimed it only destroy statues which it deems polytheistic, the Guardian newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

China to ban use of Tibetan sky burial for tourism. (Some travel agents have shown disrespect to the tradition)

China has set out to make a new law to regulate the traditional Tibetan practice of sky burial, which involves feeding bodies of the dead to birds. Official sources in Tibet have indicated that the use of sky burial sites as tourist attraction may be banned.

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.