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Egypt discovers 27 sarcophagi more than 2,500 years old

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered 27 coffins at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, a burial ground that is also home to one of the world's oldest pyramids, the ministry of tourism and antiquities said. The wooden sarcophagi are ornately painted and covered in hieroglyphs, and were found stacked in two burial shafts, the ministry said in a statement. Saqqara is a UNESCO world heritage site.
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Travel to Croatia with Google Arts & Culture

Croatia, the country of a thousand islands, is well known for its spectacular beaches and national parks, and as one of the sunniest places in Europe. But it also has a rich cultural history, with one of the highest counts of items on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Google Arts & Culture partnered with the Croatian National Tourist Board, the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb and the Museum Alka of Sinjto let the world experience the colors and sounds of Croatia. Learn about the...
Tags: Google, Europe, Unesco, Croatia, Zagreb, Arts And Culture, Dalmatia, Google in Europe, Bell Ringers, Korčula Island, Liudmila Kobyakova, Intangible Cultural Heritage Google Arts Culture, Museum Alka of Sinjto, Hrvatsko Zagorje, Julien Duval, Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Check


The pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in Singapore's famed food hawker culture, where the average age of an operator is 60. Young Singaporeans are turning to social media to save it.

People mingle over food and drinks at a restaurant on March 25, 2020 in Singapore. Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images Singapore has become famous for its hawker food centers, where flavorful local dishes are served in a no-frills manner. But now, social distancing measures limiting the number of diners who can eat in have brought added challenges to a vulnerable industry where the average age of an operator is 60. Young Singaporeans have turned to social media to bring their neighborhood hawker...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Singapore, US, Trends, Unesco, Michelin, Committee, Circuit Breaker, Sara, Chen, Roe, Hougang, Fuzhou


11 million girls may never return to school after the coronavirus pandemic, the UN warns

Students arrive to Dallas Elementary School for the first day of school on Monday, August 3, 2020, in Dallas, Georgia. Brynn Anderson/AP Images Countries must prioritize safe reopenings of schools in order to prevent devastating long-term consequences, global leaders said Tuesday.  The coronavirus has already damaged kids' well-being, with about 11 million girls projected never to return, putting them at risk for early pregnancy, abuse, and marriage.  The pandemic's effect on schooling has...
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A steel-and-glass observation deck that sits 10,000 feet in the air on top of a glacier in Italy just opened to the public — take a look inside Otzi Peak

Ötzi Peak, designed by noa* architecture studio, opened to the public in August. Alex Filz A brand new 360-degree-view observation deck that sits 10,600 feet in the air on a glacial ridge in the Italian Alps just opened to the public. Called "Ötzi Peak," the steel and glass structure looks out over the place where Ötzi the Iceman, one of the world's most famous mummies, was encased in ice for thousands of years. Ötzi Peak is a stone's throw from Glacier Hotel Grawand, one of the highest h...
Tags: Europe, Mountains, Design, Life, Trends, Features, Architecture, Unesco, Austria, Skiing, Italy, Alps, Views, South Tyrol, Glacier, Otzi


The Fall of Civilizations Podcast Engagingly Explores the Collapse of Civilizations & Empires Throughout History

Now the country does not even boast a tree. —Robert Browning, “Love Among the Ruins” Every empire seems to think (as much as empires seem to think) that it will be the one to outlast them all. And all of them have ended up more or less the same way in the end. This isn’t just a gloomy fact of human history, it’s a fact of entropy, mortality, and the linear experience of time. If imperial rulers forget—begin to think themselves immortal—there have always been poets to remind them, though ...
Tags: Google, London, Podcasts, College, History, Unesco, Britain, Shakespeare, Sri Lanka, Cooper, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Robert Browning, Paul Cooper, Durham NC Follow, Rose Macaulay


The reconversion of Hagia Sophia in perspective

At the beginning of January 1921, a special service was held in the cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, with Orthodox and Episcopal clergy offering prayers in six languages—Hungarian, Greek, Arabic, Russian, Serbian, and English—for the restoration of Hagia Sophia as a Christian sanctuary. As reported in the New York Times, the enormous church was filled to capacity for the service, with hundreds of would-be worshippers turned away at the doors. Similar services were held simultan...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, Featured, Russia, New York City, Religion, America, History, Chicago, Unesco, New York Times, Paris, Bulgaria, Christian, Istanbul


Parsi Embroidery: A Heritage Of Humanity

With fewer than 55,000 individuals in India, Parsi Zoroastrians have carved a niche for themselves in the country. From leading industrialists like Ratan Tata and Godrej to an army of talented Bollywood actors, prodigal Parsis are an asset to India’s culture and economy. Article by Dr. Shernaz Cama | Edited by Jyoti Boken | Socio Martini While their lip-smacking food, unusual last names, stellar Bollywood movies, acting skills and the sweet mention of ‘dikra’ (well-behaved boy) are a part of Ind...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Life, China, India, Iran, Unesco, Heritage, Shanghai, Pekin, Oprah Winfrey, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ratan Tata, Bombay, Gujarat


It’s time to reimagine adult literacy in a post-Covid-19 world

As we celebrate International Literacy Day, it’s important that adult learners aren’t left left behind. The lockdown has curtailed face-to-face lessons, but companies in the adult literacy space are pivoting to online learning The post It’s time to reimagine adult literacy in a post-Covid-19 world appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Whatsapp, Unesco, Online Learning, Openaccess, Top Six, Adult literacy, International Literacy Day, COVID-19, Data Costs, Adult Education And Training, Media Works


Costa Rica is Open to (Some) Americans. Here's What You Need to Know

Shutdowns. Border closings. Fourteen-day quarantines. From the start of the pandemic, restrictions threw travel plans, lives, and industries into chaos. The world then tried to reopen as the COVID-19 numbers dropped. Hoping to salvage some of the tourist season, Europe, for instance, reopened to Europeans and those from select countries. Citizens in the “land of the free,” however, have largely found themselves ironically locked in U.S. borders, due to a continuing high number of cases and incon...
Tags: Europe, New York, News, Washington, Virginia, European Union, Turkey, Unesco, Canada, Pennsylvania, United Kingdom, World Health Organization, Costa Rica, Citizens, Segura, Papagayo


A Medieval Metropolis Existed In What’s Now St. Louis, Then Mysteriously Disappeared in the 14th Century

In our current epoch of human history, when populations of major cities swell into the tens of millions, an urban center of 30,000 people doesn’t seem very impressive. 1,000 years ago, a city that size was larger than London or Paris, and sat atop what is now East St. Louis. At its height in 1050, Annalee Newitz writes at Ars Technica, “it was the largest pre-Colombian city in what became the United States…. Its colorful wooden homes and monuments rose along the eastern side of the Mississippi,...
Tags: Google, London, Mississippi, College, Georgia, Ars Technica, History, Unesco, United States, Paris, Jeremy Wilson, Npr, North America, St Louis, Gulf of Mexico, University Of Illinois


Whether or Not the Giant’s Causeway is Overrated

Some people might think that the Giant’s Causeway is overrated. I’m not one of those people. In my opinion, the Giant’s Causeway is a must when visiting Northern Ireland. Not only is it the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland, it’s also integral to the history of the country. Scientifically, the 40,000 geometric basalt columns which form the Giant’s... Read the whole entry... »           Comments Skye, perhaps what you read as a child was a kids' version of ... by Kerry De...
Tags: Travel, UK, Unesco, Northern Ireland, Unesco World Heritage Site, Europe Travel, Hadrian, Giant's Causeway


Revel in la dolce vita on the Amalfi Coast

Well-known for scenery, history, cuisine and style, the famous stretch of coastline along the Amalfi Coast is blessed with warm sunshine, fascinating culture and beautiful beaches. Tracing the shoreline of this UNESCO heritage site by yacht allows full appreciation of this extraordinary destination. Not only will the views be even more spectacular, but a yacht […] The post Revel in la dolce vita on the Amalfi Coast appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Unesco, Italy, Amalfi Coast, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel


Lions Are Less Likely To Attack Cattle With Eyes Painted on Their Backsides

An anonymous reader shares a report: The predation of livestock by carnivores, and the retaliatory killing of carnivores as a result, is a major global conservation challenge. Such human-wildlife conflicts are a key driver of large carnivore declines and the costs of coexistence are often disproportionately borne by rural communities in the global south. While current approaches tend to focus on separating livestock from wild carnivores, for instance through fencing or lethal control, this is no...
Tags: Tech, Unesco, Botswana, Cape, Okavango, north west Botswana


Travel inspiration: 8 of Eastern Europe’s best UNESCO sites

Europe is a culmination of fascinating cities, ancient architecture and beautiful landscapes, so no matter what you’re after there will be something that blows you away. Naturally, such rich history and raw beauty is bound to produce some sites that are culturally valuable and thus have landed on the UNESCO world heritage list. Below are […] The post Travel inspiration: 8 of Eastern Europe’s best UNESCO sites appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Russia, Unesco, Hungary, Attractions, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Eastern Europe, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Going Out


The Historical UNESCO Monuments of Mtskheta, Georgia

Mtskheta, the original capital of Georgia, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the place where the country first adopted Christianity in 334. Today, not only is it the headquarters of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church, it is home to Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, two important religious sites included in the UNESCO listed Historical Monuments of Mtskheta. Those of you who have read my review of Tbilisi, Georgia, will already know that I was...
Tags: Travel, Georgia, Culture, Unesco, Europe Travel, Cultural Travel, Tbilisi Georgia, Mtskheta, Georgian Orthodox, Apostolic Church, Jvari Monastery, Mtskheta Georgia


Worth the wait: Yellowstone’s Giantess Geyser erupts for first time in six years

Giantess is one of the biggest geysers in the national park, and typically explodes between twice and six times a year In these troubled times there comes a point where we all need to let off steam.For this huge geyser in Yellowstone park, the moment was now and the eruption was spectacular, after a six-year wait.But, for the rest of us, watching this natural phenomenon is strangely meditative and beautifully distracting from much of the bad news around, despite the violent geothermal forces pro...
Tags: News, Montana, Unesco, Wyoming, Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, Nps, US National Park Service NPS


The little-known inhabitants of the Alhambra palace

Its stunning Moorish architecture makes the Spanish monument one of the world’s most visited. But photographer Ugo Mellone found the resident amphibians just as fascinatingThe Alhambra, which sits on a hill in Granada, Andalucía, is the only preserved palatine city of the Islamic period and a Unesco world heritage site. Once the residence of the Nasrid sultans, it is one of the most visited national monuments in the world. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Animals, Environment, Spain, World news, Unesco, Conservation, Global development, Amphibians, Alhambra, Granada Andalucía, Ugo Mellone


The amphibians of Alhambra – a photo essay

Its stunning Moorish architecture makes the Spanish monument one of the world’s most visited. But photographer Ugo Mellone found the resident frogs, toads and newts just as fascinatingThe Alhambra, which sits on a hill in Granada, Andalucía, is the only preserved palatine city of the Islamic period and a Unesco world heritage site. Once the residence of the Nasrid sultans, it is one of the most visited national monuments in the world. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Animals, Environment, Spain, World news, Unesco, Conservation, Global development, Amphibians, Alhambra, Granada Andalucía, Ugo Mellone


Congolese poacher accused of killing 500 elephants sentenced to 30 years' hard labour

A poacher who is believed to be responsible for the deaths of more than 500 elephants will spend the next 30 years in forced labour after he was convicted of ivory trafficking and attempting to kill park rangers in the Republic of Congo. Mobanza Mobembo Gérard has been dubbed ‘the butcher of Nouabale Ndoki’ National Park, a swathe of rainforest two and a half times the size of Greater London which stretches across the Congo Republic’s borders into the Central African Republic and Cameroon. It is...
Tags: London, News, China, Africa, Beijing, Unesco, Cameroon, Rangers, Kenya, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic Of Congo, East Asia, Republic of Congo, Congo Republic, Eastern and Southern Africa, Gerard


Six Online Activities to Help Students Cope With COVID-19

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO estimates that 91.3% of the world’s students were learning remotely, with 194 governments ordering country-wide closures of their schools and more than 1.3 billion students learning in online classrooms. Now that the building blocks of remote education have been put into place and classroom learning is underway, more and more teachers are turning their attention to the mental health of their students. Youth anxiety about the coronavirus is rising, an...
Tags: Parenting, Research, Unesco, VIA Institute on Character Step, Miro Step


Truly amazing wildlife in Poland

Wildlife (dzika przyroda) is something that adds to the beauty of nature. Each place has its own wildlife which is sometimes unique to that place. There are many national parks that can make you a witness to the wildlife in Poland and here are many rock formations hidden in the forests. So, when you plan to visit this land anytime soon, what are animals that you can spot in this region? I think that European Bison (żubr) should be on the list! European Bison is a symbol of Polish pride all aro...
Tags: Amazon, Animals, Environment, Nature, Unesco, Linguistics, Poland, Warsaw, Poland Poland, European Bison, Pixabay Another, Pixabay Here, Gerhard G, Roe Deer Sarna, Fox Lis, Michael Schwarzenberger


China floods: Leshan Giant Buddha statue at risk after torrential rainfall – video

Floods on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in China forced authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 people and threatened a 1,200-year-old Unesco world heritage site, the Leshan Giant Buddha.Staff, police and volunteers used sandbags to try to protect the 71-metre (233ft) statue in Sichuan province as muddy flood water rose over its toes for the first time since 1949, the state broadcaster CCTV reportedChina floods: 100,000 evacuated as waters reach Giant Buddha statue Continue reading...
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China floods: 100,000 evacuated as waters reach Giant Buddha statue

Flooding in Sichuan province rises over feet of Leshan Giant Buddha for first time since 1949Floods on the upper reaches of China’s Yangtze river forced authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 people on Tuesday and threatened a 1,200-year-old world heritage site.Staff, police and volunteers used sandbags to try to protect the 71-metre (233ft) Leshan Giant Buddha, a Unesco world heritage site in the south-west Sichuan province, as muddy flood water rose over its toes for the first time since 19...
Tags: China, World news, Unesco, Asia Pacific, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Flooding, Cctv, Sichuan, Yangtze, LeShan Giant Buddha, south west Sichuan


The Red Square Smell Imagined by Guerlain

In 2013, the venerable perfume house of Guerlain released another fragrance for its devoted Russian fan base, Place Rouge, named after the Red Square in Moscow. Red Square is a symbolic place both for the USSR and Russia, and for the whole world. It is not without reason that it is under the protection of UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is the most visited place among guests to the Russia... Read full article: The Red Square Smell Imagined by Guerlain from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes...
Tags: Fashion, Russia, Unesco, Ussr, Guerlain, Red Square, Fragrantica Perfumes, Place Rouge, Moscow Red Square


Six Online Activities to Help Students Cope with COVID-19

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO estimates that 91.3% of the world’s students were learning remotely, with 194 governments ordering country-wide closures of their schools and more than 1.3 billion students learning in online classrooms. Now that the building blocks of remote education have been put into place and classroom learning is underway, more and more teachers are turning their attention to the mental health of their students. Youth anxiety about the coronavirus is rising, an...
Tags: Parenting, Research, Unesco, VIA Institute on Character Step, Miro Step


‘Literally Melting’: Medieval Buildings Of Yemen’s Capital Are Collapsing In Rain And Floods

The multistory, ochre-and-white mud-brick houses in the UNESCO-listed old city of Sanaa had already been weakened by bombs and artillery during Yemen’s six-years-and-counting civil war. But this year’s monsoon season, the rainiest in recent memory, is seeing some of those buildings simply fall to pieces. – France24 (AFP)
Tags: Art, Unesco, Yemen, Visual, Sanaa, 08.13.20


Beirut blast: dozens of historic buildings in Lebanon capital at risk of collapse

Unesco vows to lead global effort to rescue culture and heritage of Beirut as FBI joins inquiry to investigate cause of massive port blastAbout 60 historic buildings in Beirut are at risk of collapse following last week’s devastating port explosion, Lebanese officials have warned, as the UN’s cultural agency vowed to lead the international campaign for the recovery and restoration of Beirut’s heritage.At least 8,000 buildings, many concentrated in the historic quarters of Gemayzeh and Mar Mikha...
Tags: Fbi, Unesco, Middle East and North Africa, Un, Beirut, Lebanon, Ministry of Culture, Mar Mikhael, Beirut explosion, Gemayzeh, Sarkis Khoury


Where to Hike, Bike & Refuel in Lethbridge Alberta

If you’re on the search for new places to explore why not take a break from the mountains and head out on a road-trip to Lethbridge, a former coal mining city of just over 100,000 people, located on the scenic Oldman River in southern Alberta. Lethbridge Alberta is an undiscovered gem when it comes to its outdoor spaces. Reconnect with nature here via a network of hiking and biking trails – or a paddle/SUP experience on the Oldman River. From what I saw of the city on a short visit, it’s...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Unesco, Canada, Biking, Alberta, Calgary, Lethbridge, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Alberta, Oldman River, Waterton, Red Deer River, Hoodoo Trail, Alberta Lethbridge Alberta, Lethbridge Parks


We need more women in STEM careers

Local solutions are needed to get more women into science, technology, engineering and maths The post We need more women in STEM careers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Stem, Unesco, Gender Gap, Gender Inequality, Openaccess, Patriarchy, Top Six, South Africa (country