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Iraq's Archaeological Sites Face Looting, Urbanisation Threats

Treasure trove. Damaged statues at the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Hatra, south of Mosul. ( AFP)LONDON -- Anarchic development and looting in war-torn Iraq are the greatest threats to its treasure trove of archaeological heritage, warned Iraqi archaeologist Lamia al-Gailani.
Tags: London, News, Iraq, Unesco, Mosul, Hatra

Rio de Janeiro first city to be designated World Capital of Architecture

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay has announced that the Brazilian city will be the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. As part of the program, Rio de Janeiro will host several events on the theme "All the worlds. In collaboration with local institutions, UNESCO and UIA will organize activities to highlight projects that bring together architects and urbanists with decision makers, civil society representatives, professionals from other sectors, and artists and writers.
Tags: Science, Unesco, Rio De Janeiro, UIA, Audrey Azoulay, World Capital of Architecture

Why you need to visit Valencia

In Valencia, wide plazas connect narrow streets, ultra-modern buildings stand alongside medieval monuments, and exquisite food is sold on the cheap. Add to that a mild Mediterranean climate and endless beaches, and you’ll wonder why Valencia is still overshadowed by Barcelona. Sure, Barcelona’s cultural attractions and nightlife are legendary, but so are the crowds. For a less touristy and more authentic experience on your Spanish getaway, look no further than Valencia. Here’s what to do. Va...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Barcelona, Unesco, Venice, Valencia, Mediterranean, All, Spain Travel, Las Fallas, City of Arts and Sciences, Agua de Valencia, Mediterranean Sea, Central Market, Jonathan Swift

Skellig Michael must drastically cull tourist numbers to meet Unesco recommendation

The monastic island had 16,792 visitors last year [Author: Helen Coffey]
Tags: Unesco, Skellig Michael, Helen Coffey

Bulgaria activists win case to save UNESCO-listed forest

Environmentalists in Bulgaria scored a victory Wednesday in a long-running court battle to prevent enlargement of a ski resort in the Pirin mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In a ruling that cannot be appealed, Bulgaria's supreme administrative court overturned controversial changes made by the government in December 2017 to the management plan for Pirin National Park.
Tags: Science, Unesco, Bulgaria, Unesco World Heritage, Pirin

Kshitij 2019 – IIT Kharagpur

Kshitij is the annual techno-management symposium of IIT Kharagpur. Since its inception in 2004, it has grown exponentially and has become the largest symposium of its kind in Asia. This ​year ​it ​is ​scheduled ​from 18th Jan​ to 20th Jan ​2019. ​Kshitij ​​has ​secured​ patronages ​from​ organizations ​like​ UNESCO,​ SAYEN​, and CEE.​ It witnesses ​participants … Continue reading "Kshitij 2019 – IIT Kharagpur" The post Kshitij 2019 – IIT Kharagpur appeared first on .
Tags: Asia, Unesco, Announcements, Council, Kshitij

Our Offbeat Travel List: 11 Destinations You’re Not Considering…But Should

There is certainly no shortage of “Hot Travel Destinations” or “Best Places to Visit in 2019” lists circulating these days. But, we find that most of these lists include many of the usual or well-known travel destinations. As we field questions about our own favorite destinations, most memorable experiences and where we recommend people to travel, we thought we’d add a twist to the traditional travel destination lists and share some unusual, lesser-known or unconventional destinations that might...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Georgia, Turkey, Iran, Colombia, Afghanistan, Unesco, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Miami, South America

US Is Now Out Of UNESCO For Second Time

As of New Year’s Day, the United States, along with Israel, officially left the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. The trigger for this withdrawal, which was announced 15 months ago, was UNESCO giving World Heritage Site status to the ancient West Bank city of Hebron — as a Palestinian city. (The Reagan administration withdrew the US from the organization in 1984; George W. Bush brought the country back in in 2002.) — The Architect’s Newspaper
Tags: Art, Israel, US, Reagan, Unesco, United States, West Bank, George W Bush, Issues, Hebron, 01.07.19

19 Places to Travel in 2019

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for fresh new perspectives! What better way to gather perspective than to travel the world? A chance to explore places and cultures, and meet people unlike yourself. At AirTreks, we believe that travel is the pathway to transformation. What does it take to get started on stepping out and into the world? A spark of curiosity, a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone, and a dose of inspiration. That last part is where we come in! We pinged our trave...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Russia, Barcelona, Rome, Thailand, Unesco, Malaysia, Pakistan, Santiago, Chile, Morocco, Mexico City, Dubai

Best places to find fossils

Combing the Earth for million-year-old fossils is a job many dream about but few actually pursue, but the good news is that it’s surprisingly easy to pull off as a hobby. A number of sites across the United States and the United Kingdom welcome amateur fossil hunters, as well as select spots across the globe. Countries like China, Argentina, and Morocco are rich with ancient remains though strict regulations can make excavations and even surface collection difficult. While above-board tours a...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Earth, Unesco, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Morocco, Denmark, Devon, South Australia, Fossil, Fossils, British Columbia, Alberta, Dorset

Epic Airbnbs in trending cities

Airbnb’s most trending destinations for 2019 stretch across the globe. From beach destinations to mountain getaways to urban hubs, they all have one thing in common: There are some epic places to rent in each one. Here’s the lowdown on where to find the best Airbnbs in the most popular destinations on the site. Kaikoura, New Zealand Photo: Sasapee/Shutterstock The small south island town of Kaikoura is a household name nowadays but not for the right reasons. Kaikoura was badly hit by a 7....
Tags: Travel, Japan, Mexico, France, China, Africa, US, America, Georgia, Taiwan, Netflix, Unesco, Tennessee, Normandy, Italy, Mexico City

13 winter images of Fjord Norway

M aybe it was the Norwegian winters that bred the Vikings into such adventurers and conquerors. This famously hard-helmeted lot originated in the land of fjords, waterfalls, and glaciers, of snowy mountains and icy waters. The Fjord Norway landscape was their training ground — what other terrain could have made them so notoriously courageous? Much has changed since the Viking Age, but winter in Norway is still the time to Go Viking. Today, this involves exploring UNESCO sites and Christmas mar...
Tags: Travel, Images, Photos, Europe, Winter, Cities, Unesco, Things To Do, Gallery, Norway, Vikings, Northern Europe, All, Trip Planning, Bergen, Ferris

How to find the Best Coffee in Colombia and Discover Colombian Coffee Culture

Colombian coffee is famed the world over and no trip to the country is complete without experiencing Colombian coffee culture. Dan shares his journey to Medellin and Jardin to find the best coffee in Colombia. It’s no secret Colombia is becoming popular with tourists in recent years many of whom are seeking authentic cultural experiences. Colombian coffee culture has recently inspired me, and I am still fascinated by the whole process; from planting the seed right up to sipping the perfect cu...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Unesco, United Kingdom, Medellin, Latin America, Daniel, Dan, Guiana, Jardin, Medellin Colombia, Isabel, Antioquia, Jardin Colombia, Medellin Antioquia, Lleras Park

Treasured UNESCO sites at risk from climate change

From the sinking city of Venice to the mass bleaching of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, climate change is drastically impacting some of the world's most treasured heritage sites.
Tags: News, Australia, Unesco, Stories, Venice

Before they disappear: Treasured UNESCO sites at risk from climate change

Climate change imperils some of the most beloved UNESCO World Heritage Sites -- from the sinking city of Venice to the mass bleaching of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Tags: Australia, Cnn, Unesco, Venice

Colombia's full-colour Blacks and Whites' carnival – in pictures

More than 10,000 artists, crafts people and revellers take part in the carnival, a fusion of different cultural celebrations. It takes place every year from 2 to 6 January in the city of Pasto and is on Unesco’s intangible heritage list Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Americas, World news, Colombia, Culture, Unesco, Festivals, Pasto

6 of the Top Ecotourism Destinations in South Africa

Ecotourism destinations in South Africa are some of the most beautiful in the world. The country’s natural areas are conserved in a series of UNESCO world heritage sites, nature reserves and national parks, which is why South Africa makes it onto the list of the 17 most megadiverse countries in the world. Fact: South Africa […] The post 6 of the Top Ecotourism Destinations in South Africa appeared first on South Africa Travel.
Tags: Travel, Unesco, South Africa, Attractions, Destinations, Ten (10) to Inspire

Notes on Macau – Where US casinos and Portuguese heritage meet

When I was in Hong Kong I visited the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which meant a trip to Macau. I was in Macau unexpectedly last December so I didn’t expect to be back again the following December. I like visiting Macau, even though I’m not into casinos. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Historic Centre of Macao is always worth another visit, and seeing how the new city areas are being transformed is unlike anything you’ll see in the west. My first visit to Macau was probably in 2006. I...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, China, Southeast Asia, US, Unesco, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Las Vegas, Vietnam, Macau, Travel Blog, Macao, Phnom Penh, Anthony Bourdain, Chittagong

19 Places You Should Visit in 2019

2018 is now officially over, thank goodness, and since this is the start of the New Year I thought I would share some of my top travel picks for 2019. Some are obvious choices, others a little more unexpected but all are amazing places to discover for one reason or another. Also, these are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER. I don’t want to see anyone complaining that one destination is ranked higher or lower than another one; they all have my love and admiration. Non-Coastal USA I explored a lot of my ow...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Usa, Australia, China, Germany, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Disney, US, America, Colombia, Thailand, Frankfurt

US and Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias

PARIS (AP) — The United States and Israel officially quit of the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization fosters anti-Israel bias. The withdrawal is mainly procedural yet serves a new blow to UNESCO, co-founded […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Israel, US, Ap, Unesco, Nation, United States, Paris, Un

Most beautiful wooden churches

Not all churches are elaborate stone and marble structures like Westminster Abbey or Notre Dame. Some of the coolest churches are structures made of wood that might seem simple at first glance but are actually quite intricately built — some without using even a single nail. The wooden churches found in Europe and Eurasia represent cherished architectural styles from bygone eras, and they’re pretty eye-catching to boot. Here are nine of the most amazing wooden churches you need to check out. ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Russia, Unesco, Poland, Moscow, Belarus, Norway, Slovakia, Iceland, Kremlin, Churches, Eastern Europe, Kiev, All, Eurasia

Valle Camonica 2019

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the rock art valley’s inclusion on the Unesco World Heritage List. It was Italy’s first, and there are some special events and ceremonies planned. Valcamonica warrior petroglyph, Naquane This is one of our favorite “unknown” corners of Italy, a mountain valley in the Lombardy region near lake Iseo packed with history and biodiversity, webbed with interesting hiking trails, and fueled by some fine mountain food...
Tags: Travel, Unesco, Italy, Naples, Alpine, Matera, Franciacorta, Lombardy, Valcamonica, Brescia, Parco Nazionale, Lake Iseo, Pescarzo, Seradina Park, Naquane National Park, Valle Camonica

Critics Say U.S. Withdrawal From UNESCO Allows Different Agendas To Surface

The U.S. stopped paying dues to the U.N. Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization after it recognized a Palestinian state in 2011. The U.S. will be out of the group by the end of the year.
Tags: News, Unesco

Why Don’t Atheists Show More Curiosity About Their Own Beliefs?

We Christians get charged with believing things uncritically, not showing sufficient curiosity about other beliefs, or about how ours could be true. I’ve got the same sort of question for atheists.* Thinking Christian commenter Benjamin Cain supposes that the God Christians worship is a “human-like,” “monstrous,” “psychopathic,” “jealous, irrational, sadistic tyrant,” waving the equivalent of a “magic wand.” That’s all found in just one single tour de force of a comment. He’s not alone; Richard ...
Tags: Scotland, Church, Religion, History, Unesco, Paris, Atheism, God, Christian, Berkeley, Richard Dawkins, Martin Luther King Jr, Kepler, Newton, Faraday, Jesus Christ

Climate change is destroying Lebanon's biblical cedar trees

The cedar trees of Lebanon have survived for millennia. King Solomon is said to have used the tall, strong evergreens to build his temple in Jerusalem. The Phoenicians chopped them down to build ships, the ancient Egyptians to make paper. But conservationists are warning the usually resilient trees are now facing the biggest threat to their existence - climate change. Today in the Chouf Biosphere Reserve south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, black branchless trunks jut from the ground where youn...
Tags: Science, Jerusalem, Unesco, Beirut, Lebanon, Mediterranean, Jesus Christ, Solomon, Chouf Biosphere Reserve, Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, Nabil Nemer, Nemer, Jaj Cedar Reserve Forest, Cedrus Libani, Jouzour Lubnan, Jouzour

The Roman Aqueduct Of Pont Du Gard In France

In the southeast regions of France, there remains an architectural treasure from the ancient world. It is the Roman Aqueduct of Pont Du Gard. The structure built possibly around 19 BCE, is a testament to the builders, who created an engineering marvel, that survives to this day. The construction made out of limestone is both beautiful and practical in function, carrying both water and people across the Gardon River. The Pont du Gard aqueduct was added to UNESCO’s list of historically sig...
Tags: Travel, France, Rome, Unesco, United States, Duke, World Heritage Sites, Rohan, Roman Empire, BCE, Pont du Gard, Louvre Paris, Gard, Nimes, Napoleon III, Claudius

In Search of the Origin of “Silent Night”

Silent nights are an uncommon occurrence in The Big Apple, but on a frosty evening in late November, a group of people are gathered at a Colonial-Era churchyard cemetery on the grounds of New York City’s Trinity Church. There’s a nip in the air, but it has zero effect on the feeling of warmth and fellowship amongst the crowd standing under the bright lights of the giant towers of the city’s Financial District. On this night, Lower Manhattan’s nocturnal cacophony of howling sirens, honking car h...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York City, Toronto, Unesco, Austria, Vienna, Atlantic, Trinity, North America, World Trade Center, Yemen, Salzburg, Darfur, Gruber, Silent Night

Rare Beefeaters strike over pensions hits Tower of London

LONDON (AP) — London's famed Beefeaters and other workers at several Royal Palaces have gone on a rare strike in a dispute over pension payments.There were picket lines Friday at the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage site... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, London, Ap, Unesco

8 winter adventures in Fjord Norway

W hen countries intersect the Arctic Circle, we tend to think of them as summer destinations — you know, midnight sun, cool temperatures, lots of outdoor adventures and wildlife. Norway still falls safely into this category, especially for Americans; excluding the caravans of Minnesotans on genealogy hunts, we tend to be fair-weather friends. And that’s a shame, because we’re missing out on some real magic. Once the mountains turn white with snow, once the autumn light hits the water of the fj...
Tags: Travel, Winter, Cruise, Unesco, Things To Do, Skiing, Norway, Glaciers, Tom Cruise, Arctic Circle, All, Bergen, Outdoor Adventures, Voss, Stavanger, Preikestolen

Indonesia unveils first zero-waste restaurant built with sustainably sourced materials

Eliminating food waste is an arduous task for restaurants around the world. But one new eatery in Bali, Ijen, has implemented various strategic methods to become Indonesia’s first zero-waste restaurant. In addition to only serving sustainably sourced food and providing leftover food scraps to local farms, the forward-thinking restaurant was almost entirely built with reclaimed materials. Ijen is part of the Potato Head Beach Club, which has locations in Jakarta, Bali, Hong Kong and Singapore. ...
Tags: Design, Indonesia, Singapore, Led, Unesco, Food Waste, Sustainable Food, Zero Waste, Jakarta, Sustainable Design, Eat & Drink, Eco Tourism, Potato Head Beach Club, Ijen, Sustainable Restaurants, Ijen Restaurant