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Heritage Update

A section of Lijiang Old Town, a former GHF Project, was destroyed March 11th by a fire that broke out around 8:30pm. No casualties have been reported, but the damage does mean significant economic loss for the region, one of China's most popular domestic tourist destinations.



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Added by Global Heritage Network on March 13, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Conference on Protection of Cultural Property in Asia” from 15th – 18th

 

CALL FOR PAPERS
MINISTRY OF HOME AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
International Conference on “Protection of Cultural property in Asia”
 
The Ministry of Home and Cultural…
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Added by Global Heritage Network on January 10, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Just Released: UNESCO Conservation Guidelines for Pingyao Courtyards

The People's Government of Pingyao County and UNESCO have, in association with Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute, Global Heritage Fund and others, just released a detailed set of conservation guidelines. They are comprised of a system of practical instructions for the preservation and restoration of Pingyao's historic dwellings, and were developed in order to better protect the World Heritage of the ancient city of Pingyao with its traditional residential courtyards and…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on December 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

No World Heritage Site Safe in Syria

By Emma Cunliffe, November 2012

Aleppo under threat: Shellings of an ancient khan in the old town of Aleppo (Video source: Le patrimoine archéologique syrien en danger Facebook group)

As one of the landmarks of Middle Eastern culture since ancient times, Syria is home to some of…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on November 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Project Progress at Göbekli Tepe, Turkey

The monumental site of Göbekli Tepe in Southern Turkey is the focus of one Global Heritage Fund's largest conservation projects. Below are a few of the latest accomplishments of the project.…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on October 10, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fire destroys historic souk in Aleppo's Old City

The historic covered market (souk), "is one of the centrepieces of Aleppo's Old City, listed by the UN cultural organisation as a world heritage site since 1986. With more than 1,550…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on October 1, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Discussion Groups, Expanded Satellite Imagery and More

GHN has continued to grow at a fast pace in 2012! There are now more than 1000 members representing nearly 100 countries, and the number of discussion groups has grown to 98, including many new thematic groups focused on topics such as Cultural Resources Management (CRM) and conservation of stone,…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on September 5, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mahasthangarh, Bangladesh, Threatened by Brick Removal

A new article describes how the ancient site of Mahasthangarh is threatened by the removal of original bricks for use as building materials in modern structures. In addition, looting is also a major threat to this important site.

Click here for the full news article, and please …

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Added by Global Heritage Network on August 22, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Aleppo Citadel Damaged during Recent Conflict

The Citadel in Aleppo - once was full of tourists, now there are only soldiers and tanks. The Citadel is partly destroyed, as clearly evidenced by this video:

Please share with your friends and colleagues on Facebook and Twitter using the buttons below to help spread the word about the serious damage to Syria's priceless cultural heritage sites…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on August 10, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Newly Inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Sites Added to GHN

The 36th Session of UNESCO earlier this summer saw the inscription of 26 new heritage sites in total (20 Cultural, 5 Natural & 1 Mixed). Below is a list of the these new inscriptions that were added to the GHN Sites Database (Cultural Heritage sites residing in the Developing World):…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on July 20, 2012 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

New GHN Intern - Jeannie Sui Wonders!

We are happy to announce the arrival of a new intern, Jeannie Sui Wonders, who will be actively engaged in the GHN Community.

 

Jeannie will be entering her sophomore year at Harvard University where she is studying Archaeology, and additionally works at the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions at the Peabody…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on July 18, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

GHN Featured on WAC Website & Newsletter

GHN is honored to be featured on the World Archaeological Congress (WAC) website and in their latest Newsletter.

Click here to visit GHN on the WAC…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on June 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Extensive looting at El Hibeh, Egypt

Following the revolution in Egypt during the Arab Spring of 2011, the country has in many ways become destabilized.  One negative effect of this situation has been the increased vulnerability of cultural heritage sites around the country (especially remote sites with little protection) to looters and vandals. The ancient Egyptian city of El Hibeh, in what is today the governorate of Beni Suef, has been particularly ravaged by…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on June 13, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Third International Conservation Workshop held in Pachacamac, Peru

Click here to read a summary of the recent conservation workshop held in Pachacamac, Peru, in which GHF participated.…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on June 4, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New Report on Damage to Syria’s Cultural Heritage

GHN member and Durham University PhD student Emma Cunliffe has prepared a comprehensive summary of the known damage to cultural heritage sites in Syria. Titled “Damage to the Soul:  Syria’s Cultural Heritage in Conflict,” the report draws from a number of sources to present a picture of the destruction – from looting to shelling – that is afflicting cultural heritage sites as a result of the ongoing conflict in the country.…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on May 21, 2012 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

Heritage of Timbuktu, Mali at risk of damage

On Sunday, April 1st, 2012, Tuareg rebels took control of Timbuktu and now control roughly one third of the country of Mali. The three great mosques - Djingareyber, Sankore and Sidi Yahia – plus the associated cemeteries and mausolea that comprise the UNESCO World Heritage Site are threatened by this recent destabilization. In addition, Timbuktu houses over 700,000 ancient manuscripts whose security and protection is now in doubt as a result of this conflict.…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on April 16, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Early Warning & Threat Monitoring of Syrian Cultural Heritage

GHN Heritage Hero Emma Cunliffe (Durham University, UK) has just updated GHN with timely articles and videos that outline the latest damage to various important cultural heritage sites across Syria during the ongoing conflict there.…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on March 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

Destruction of Allianoi Roman Bath Complex, Turkey

In February of 2011, the ancient Roman bath complex of Allianoi was completely inundated with water following the construction of the Yortanlı Dam and the subsequent flooding of its reservoir.…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on March 22, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Exciting New Groups on GHN Community

Announcing a number of exciting discussion groups recently added on GHN Community:

Plain of Jars, Laos…

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Added by Global Heritage Network on March 20, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Improvements to the GHN User Experience

We are pleased to announce a few key changes to GHN that will make GHN even easier to use!

  • Addition of a Documentation tab in the Site Panel, bringing all site-related content to one place…
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Added by Global Heritage Network on March 6, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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