Heritage News

May 2, 2015

William Logan

Protection of heritage and economic development can work together

Professor William Logan of IHP and Deakin University was interviewed recently by the New York Times, discussing how governments are focused on economic development while neglecting their UNESCO World Heritage sites.… Read On

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April 26, 2015

Sulaimani hosts first annual ‎Iraqi Cultural Heritage Symposium

SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region — The Department of Social Sciences and the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq Sulaimani hosted Sunday the university’s first Annual Iraqi Cultural Heritage Symposium.… Read On

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April 25, 2015

Akdamar church joins UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage

Today’s Zaman:
The Armenian Church located on Akdamar Island in eastern Turkey’s Lake Van was reportedly included on Friday in the intangible cultural heritage list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).… Read On

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April 25, 2015

Nepal earthquake reduces World Heritage sites to rubble

Washington Post Blog:
The devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that violently shook Nepal on Saturday left more than human casualties in its wake.

The country also saw a number of its iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites and most popular tourist attractions — some dating more than 1,700 years — reduced to piles of rubble.… Read On

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