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Scholars estimate that in North Africa and the Middle East alone, there could be up to five million archaeological sites. The majority are still unknown or else have never been officially recorded.

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Behind the Battle to Save a Brutalist Building

by Faheem Haider on February 10, 2015

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MONTGOMERY, NY — Noted Modernist architect Paul Rudolph’s beautiful, historically significant, so-called “Brutalist” Orange County Government Center in Goshen, NY, will be rehabilitated and turned into the seat of government for Orange County once again.

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Post image for Restoration of Civil Rights Landmarks Included in Obama’s FY16 Budget

A $50 million restoration of sites associated with the Civil Rights Movement is included in President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget, released Monday.

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Post image for How Louis Kahn’s Last Commercial Work Fell Quietly in Philadelphia

Last year, the only surviving commercial work designed by architect Louis I. Kahn was torn down with little fanfare in Philadelphia.

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Post image for Neighborhood Founded by Freed Slaves Rallies to Save Its Brick Roads

Century-old brick streets in a historically black neighborhood in Houston, Texas, are under threat of demolition, the culmination of a years-long debate over the preservation of Freedmen’s Town.

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Post image for Saving the Only Building Painter J.M.W. Turner Ever Completed

“Painting can never show her nose in company with architecture but to have it snubbed,” J.M.W. Turner once said.

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Post image for Artists Paint the Town of Johannesburg Pink

When is unauthorized street art actually art, and when is it vandalism? It’s a question the city of Johannesburg has wrestled with since last summer.

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Post image for Earthquake-Proofing Michelangelo’s Statue of David

After more than 250 small earthquakes shook Italy last week, the Italian Ministry of Culture announced it will spend €200,000 (~$245,000) on an anti-seismic base to secure Michelangelo’s statue of David, the Agence France-Presse reported.

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Post image for A Single Woman Is a Witch: Battling to Save the Art Environment of Mary Nohl

Over a period of 50 years, the artist Mary Nohl transformed her yard as well as the interior and exterior of her cottage into an environment that stands in conversation with the surrounding land, lake, and her childhood memories. Almost immediately after the first cement sculptures materialized in the 1960s, however, she became known as “The Witch.”

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Post image for Estonian Saunas and Mongolian Knuckle-Bone Shooting Merit Preservation, UNESCO Says

The smoke sauna tradition of Võromaa, Estonia, the cultivation and culture of the argan tree in Morocco, and Askiya dueling debate of Uzbekistan are all now officially recognized as unique parts of the world’s heritage. The traditions are among those UNESCO added to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list at its session last month in Paris, which concluded on November 28.

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