cultural heritage

Post image for Turkish Prime Minister Nails Political Banner to Ancient Roman Aqueduct

Here’s one way to draw attention to your political campaign: nail a banner with your face on it across a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Post image for Open Source Software to Catalogue Cultural Heritage Before a Crisis

Cultural heritage management tends to suffer from limited funding and resources, which can make a crisis — whether natural disaster, pipeline construction, or war — that much more catastrophic for assessing what’s in need of protection.

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Post image for Ancient City of Palmyra Threatened as ISIS Nears Outskirts

With news agencies today reporting that ISIS is just outside of Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, one of the world’s most important archaeological sites is at risk of destruction.

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Post image for Syrian President Seeks Investors to Rebuild Aleppo’s Bombed-Out Old City

A group of archaeologists and urban planning experts in Germany say that President Bashar al-Assad is already seeing dollar signs in the ruins of his country’s cities.

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Post image for A Patronizing Argument Against Cultural Repatriation

In the past few decades, cultural institutions in the West have increasingly felt pressure to return artifacts acquired through questionable means during the colonial era.

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Post image for Once More, Britain Refuses to Return the Elgin Marbles

In 2013, UNESCO asked the British Museum to let it mediate a deal between it and the government of Greece, which has been calling for the return of the Elgin Marbles with ever-growing fervor for the past 30 years.

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Post image for Syria Has Reputedly Hidden Away 99% of Its Cultural Heritage Artifacts

It’s rare to hear any positive news associated with cultural heritage and Syria these days, but there is a ray of hope.

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Post image for Staff Stole 162 Artifacts from Museum of Macedonia

Last Friday, a judge in the Macedonian capital Skopje convicted six employees at the state-owned Museum of Macedonia of stealing objects from the institution’s collection and selling them abroad through an organized crime ring, AFP reported.

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Post image for Will the Dutch Pay to Fix Bernini Fountain Trashed by Soccer Hooligans?

In advance of soccer teams Feyenoord and AS Roma facing off again tonight, the Dutch Senate has said that its government should pay for the restoration of the Bernini fountain damaged by Feyenoord fans in Rome last week.

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Post image for Dutch Soccer Hooligans Damage Historic Bernini Fountain in Rome

Dutch soccer fans wreaked havoc on Rome over the past two days, damaging a 17th-century fountain designed by Bernini and leaving the city’s historic center strewn with trash.

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