A newly identified sculpture in Easter Island found in a dried wetland intrigues researchers studying the Rapa Nui society.
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Why Do Herbariums Still Fascinate Us?
Collecting Nature: The History of the Herbarium and Natural Specimens offers a collection of collections, a satisfying glimpse into the age-old practice.
You Could Make Art at Chaco Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Applications for NPAF’s February 2023 residency at Chaco Culture National Historical Park are being accepted through November 15, 2022.
Biden Announces 20-year Plan to Restrict Drilling at Ancient Ruins of Chaco Canyon
The UNESCO World Heritage site, a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture, has been threatened by oil and gas developments in the region.
What Happened to the Hagia Sophia Is a Terrible Shame
I recently visited the Hagia Sophia for the first time after its conversion and felt overwhelming sadness.
A Tunnel Threatens Stonehenge’s UNESCO World Heritage Status
UNESCO recently put further pressure on the UK government to address concerns about the controversial plan.
Ukraine Wants to Designate Chernobyl a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The site of the worst nuclear disaster in history has become a tourist attraction, in part due to the 2019 TV mini-series “Chernobyl.”
Reflections on Asmara’s Modernist (and Colonial) Dream
It’s hard not to question why Asmara was named a World Heritage Site, especially as the country is reeling from decades of hardship.
UNESCO Adds 17 Le Corbusier Buildings to World Heritage List
UNESCO announced Sunday that 17 of Le Corbusier’s 20th-century buildings will be added to its World Heritage List.
The Fight to Save a Land Art Masterpiece in the Heart of Mexico City
Situated within one of Mexico City’s remaining areas of untouched land, Espacio Escultórico is considered by many as one of Latin America’s most significant works of land art.
ISIS Destroys Palmyra’s 1,800-Year-Old Arch of Triumph
ISIS has destroyed the towering Arch of Triumph that stood for 1,800 years in the ancient city of Palmyra, the latest in the militant group’s series of attacks that threatens to completely obliterate the World Heritage Site.
ISIS Sets Off Explosion in “Most Important Temple in Syria” [UPDATED]
ISIS has once again struck a historic temple in Palymra, although the structure is “still standing,” according to the BBC.