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Calls on UNESCO to urgently begin reparations for World Heritage site Sur, Turkey

The Chamber of Architects in the Turkish southeastern province of Diyarbakır on March 1 called on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to urgently start reparations for the district of Sur…

Source: Daily News (Turkey)

Venice, to be or not to be a UNESCO “World Heritage in Danger”?

In the past years, several heritage protection organisations in Italy as well as Venetian organizations have contacted UNESCO claiming that a crisis point had been reached in the city, and warned that local authorities were no longer capable of protecting Venice…

Source: Venezia Autentica

Italy applies for World Heritage status for prosecco-growing region

Buoyed by a seemingly unquenchable British thirst for prosecco, the Italian region that produces the sparkling wine is seeking World Heritage status.

Source: The Telegraph (UK)

The unintended consequences of UNESCO world heritage listing

The principle of world heritage promoted by UNESCO is of crucial importance at a time when tourism has become a global phenomenon, involving more than a billion people and generating an annual revenue of nearly US$1245 billion in 2014…

Source: The Conversation

Trekking the Simien Mountains: Inside Ethiopia’s dying World Heritage Site

The Simien Mountains are on Unesco’s World Heritage in Danger List – we checked out a new tourist venture that claims to be trying to save the area…

Source: The Independent

10 extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

With its long and rich history, India is home to an astounding array of remarkable sites, many of which have been given UNESCO World Heritage status. We take a look at 10 of the most extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, from royal palaces and tombs to ancient astronomical architecture.

Source: The Column/Trafalgar Blog

Ruin or Rebuild? Conserving heritage in an age of terrorism

Debate is raging about how best to respond when historic monuments are targeted by extremists, now that digital technology enables monuments to be reconstructed…

Source: The Art Newspaper