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New study of 2,600-year-old poop suggests Iron Age miners drank beer and ate blue cheese

An illustrated scene of the Hallstatt salt mountain in the early Iron Age. Reschreiter_Groebner/NHM Scientists analyzed the DNA in an ancient European salt miner's poop from some 2,600 years ago. They found the feces contained microbes consistent with the production of beer and blue cheese. Salt miners were previously thought to mostly eat gruel. The finding suggests they were more sophisticated. A new study of 2,600-year-old feces from an Iron Age salt miner suggested that workers at ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Trends, Austria, Italy, News UK, Slovenia, Prehistory, Unesco World Heritage, Frank Maixner, Hallstatt, Penicillium, Maixner, DNA analysis, Microbe, Brander

Walk the Great Wall of China

As the largest man-made structure in the world, the Great Wall of China is one of the most iconic and popular heritage sites anywhere. Over 10 million people visit each year—but not everyone has the opportunity to see the Great Wall first-hand.Today, in collaboration with renowned Great Wall expert Dong Yaohui and curators from Gubei Water Town, Google Arts & Culture presents a new theme page enabling people to visit the Great Wall virtually. "Walk the Great Wall of China" includes an exclusive ...
Tags: Google, China, Singapore, Los Angeles, Great Wall Of China, Unesco World Heritage, Great Wall, Kirin, Qin Shi Huang, Ming Dynasty, Arts & Culture, Google in Asia, Pierre Caessa, Dong Yaohui, Gubei Water Town Google Arts Culture

Ancient Chinese Heritage Sites In Henan Imperiled By This Summer’s Floods

The province has five UNESCO World Heritage sites and 420 sites with national heritage status. Record rain in July led to floods that killed more than 300 people and caused $18 billion in damage — including to ancient monuments and active archaeological sites. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Unesco World Heritage, Visual, Henan

Watch: This immersive experience takes you through the first virtual walk-through of Machu Picchu

If a trip to Peru is not in the cards this year, don’t fret. There’s still a way for you to see the beauty and treasures of Machu Picchu up close. This fall, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, located in Florida, will host the first virtual walk-through of Machu Picchu. Thanks to a full-motion 360-degree all-round interactive Virtual Reality (VR) experience, visitors to the Boca raton Museum of Art will be taken on a journey to the UNESCO-listed Inca citadel. According to a press release, visit...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Unesco, Vr, Peru, Dof, Machu Picchu, Van Gogh, Mach, All, Unesco World Heritage, Inca, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Cityneon

Watch: This immersive museum experience is the world’s first virtual walk-through of Machu Picchu

If a trip to Peru is not in the cards this year, don’t fret. There’s still a way for you to see the beauty and treasures of Machu Picchu up close. This fall, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, located in Florida, will host the first virtual walk-through of Machu Picchu. Thanks to a full-motion 360-degree all-round interactive Virtual Reality (VR) experience, visitors to the Boca raton Museum of Art will be taken on a journey to the UNESCO-listed Inca citadel. According to a press release, visit...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Unesco, Vr, Peru, Dof, Machu Picchu, Van Gogh, Mach, All, Unesco World Heritage, Inca, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Cityneon

Silversea: New Cruise Itineraries 2023/2024

? Silversea: New Cruise Itineraries 2023/2024 Silversea has released new cruise itineraries for the summer of 2023 and the winter of 2023/2024. Silversea is on our list of Favorite Ocean Cruise Brands , and we’re very excited to share these new voyages with you. These new itineraries will be calling in 690 destinations in 125 countries. The leading ultra-luxury line’s new itineraries for 2023/2024 include new grand voyages to Africa & Arabia, and the Mediterranean. Responding to strong dem...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Jerusalem, Cyprus, Unesco, Canada, Egypt, South Africa, Alaska, Portugal, Cape Town, Madagascar, North America, Richard

The perfect walking tour of Mexico’s most beautiful city: San Miguel de Allende

Matador Network will be taking travelers on adventures to Mexico in 2022. For more details, check out Matador Trips. Mexico does not lack beautiful towns, but few can rival the colorful display of distinctive architecture, texture, and colors to be found in San Miguel de Allende. Named a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site in 2008, the colonial city, located in the central highlands of Mexico, was founded in the 16th century and is filled ​​with buildings from the Baroque to Neo-Gothic styles...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, All, Unesco World Heritage, Matador Network, San Miguel, San Miguel de Allende, El Chorro, El Mirador, Ignacio Allende, El Jardin, Aldama Street, Bill Perry Shutterstock, Matador Trips Mexico, La Parroquia de San Miguel, Rubi Rodriguez Martinez Shutterstock

Most beautiful US college campuses

You don’t choose a college based on its looks, but if the place where you’re planning on spending most of your time for the next four (or more) years is stunning, it can only be a good thing. After all, your campus is your home away from home, so choosing one that’s gorgeous, as well as well-rated, is a surefire way for you to have the time of your life. From amazing natural surroundings to breathtaking architectural pieces, here are 13 beautiful college campuses in the United States that are...
Tags: Travel, Design, California, College, Stanford, US, Spain, Rome, Chicago, Harvard, United States, House, Portland, Ivy League, University Of Chicago, Furman University

Karma Group Adds Karma Song Hoai In Vietnam To Resort Portfolio

The illustrious Karma Group has welcomed another elegant property into its luxury resort portfolio, this time in Vietnam. Sitting among the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Hoi An sits Karma Song Hoai.
Tags: Travel, Vietnam, Unesco World Heritage, Karma Group

How does a UNESCO World Heritage rating affect a tourist destination?

This week, all eyes have been on UNESCO, the France-based body that bestows the ranking of "World Heritage Site" on some of the world's most beautiful and historic site. But what does a rating really mean for local tourism?
Tags: France, Cnn, Unesco, Unesco World Heritage

How to Succeed Through Distributed Collaboration

The World Heritage Committee inscribed the porticoes on the list during the 44th session. The porticoes of Bologna have been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site since January 2006. People have been using this network of covered areas for a long time (stretches date to 13th Century). This alone makes them of 'outstanding universal value.' Imagine being able to walk all the way from the city to the Sanctuary of San Luca atop the La Guardia hill without getting wet. And walking throughout the ...
Tags: Marketing, Italy, Bologna, Unesco World Heritage, World Heritage Committee, LA GUARDIA, San Luca, Valeria Maltoni

Liverpool businesses upbeat after Unesco World Heritage loss

Firms and cultural organisations say they remain optimistic about the city's future.
Tags: UK, News, Liverpool, Unesco World Heritage

Everton’s Bramley Moore Stadium cited as reason Liverpool loses UNESCO status

Liverpool is a city that is rich in history, particularly along a waterfront that played a vital role during the 18th and 19th centuries but has now lost its status as a UNESCO World Heritage city on the back of progress through Everton and its Bramley Moore Stadium project. The city of Liverpool has lost its World Heritage status. — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 21, 2021 The stadium development project gained unanimous approval from the UK government back in March, with the 500...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Sport, Unesco, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Everton, Switzerland, Man City, World Heritage, Unesco World Heritage, Page, Napoleonic

Liverpool stripped of its UNESCO World Heritage listing

Liverpool has lost its UNESCO World Heritage rating, after the committee deleted it from the list because of modern developments.
Tags: Cnn, Liverpool, Unesco World Heritage

Liverpool stripped of Unesco World Heritage status

The city is deleted from the much-coveted Unesco list because of developments on the waterfront.
Tags: UK, News, Unesco, Liverpool, Unesco World Heritage

Heavy rain inundates Henan province in China

By Ryan Woo | Reuters BEIJING – Heavy rain pounded the central Chinese province of Henan on Tuesday, bursting the banks of major rivers, flooding the streets of a dozen cities and trapping subway passengers waist-high in floodwaters. Henan, a populous province double the size of Austria, has been hit by storms since the weekend in an unusually active rainy season. No deaths or casualties have been reported, but the daily lives of the province’s 94 million people have been upended by transport cl...
Tags: News, Climate Change, China, Environment, Sport, World news, Austria, West, Soccer, Unesco World Heritage, Buddhist, Zhengzhou, Henan, Ian Fraser, Shaolin Temple, Yellow River

Italy Bans Cruise Ships From Venice (And They Mean It This Time!)

An announcement to this effect was made earlier this year, but the mammoth passenger boats turned up anyway. But now the national government, eager to avoid UNESCO “World Heritage in Danger” status, has made it feasible for the rule to take effect August 1. – Reuters Reuters
Tags: Art, Italy, Venice, Issues, Unesco World Heritage

This Week In Running: July 12, 2021

The post This Week In Running: July 12, 2021 appeared first on iRunFar. Oww, oww, lots of racing! We’re talking about the Skyrunning World Championships in Spain, the World Mountain Running Association’s Grossglockner Berglauf race in Austria, Alaska’s Mount Marathon Race, and lots more. With this many races, let’s get right to it. Val d’Aran by UTMB – Vielha, Spain It was the first-ever Val d’Aran by UTMB race and with its UTMB partnership, the race was part of the last-ever Ultra-Trail Worl...
Tags: Utah, France, Georgia, Spain, Sport, Thailand, Czech Republic, Austria, Canada, Missouri, Alaska, Tennessee, Paraguay, Running, Switzerland, Romania

What Not To Miss On Your Trip to Japan and Japan Visa Policies You Need to Know

Spectacular scenery, unique culture, wild entertainment, fascinating history, pristine beaches… Japan really has it all! It’s a country steeped in tradition yet extremely modern at the same time, and this is what makes it so special. With 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites and every latest trend you can imagine, there is so much to see and do in Japan that it should be on everyone’s bucket list. Before you pack your bags and book the next flight out, you should check if you require a visa to visi...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Usa, Indonesia, Thailand, South Africa, Tokyo, Uae, Travel Articles, Unesco World Heritage, Golden Temple, Fushimi Inari, Shirakawago, India Sri Lanka, Tokyo Osaka, NARA PARK Nara Park

49 Interesting and Fun Facts About Spain for Curious Travellers

Looking for some fun facts about Spain and cultural facts about Spain? From the sparkling sea of the Balearic Islands to the mayhem of inner Madrid and a plump supply of UNESCO World Heritage SItes, here's a collection of interesting and weird facts about Spain that will make you want to visit her even more... Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Spain, Madrid, Balearic Islands, Unesco World Heritage

Out of a heap of broken images, Chernobyl seeks World Heritage status

On the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, photographer Gleb Garanich surveys the proposed UNESCO World Heritage siteA mothballed nuclear power station surrounded by wasteland, rubble and abandoned buildings is not what most people associate with a UNESCO World Heritage site. But that is what Ukraine has in mind for Chernobyl. Hoping that such an assignation could draw funding and more tourists, the government has begun a process that could eventually allow it to apply to the UN’s cultur...
Tags: Europe, Environment, World news, Ukraine, Nuclear Power, Un, Chernobyl, Unesco World Heritage, Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Gleb Garanich

Fun Facts About Italy: Interesting Things You May Not Know

Have you ever wondered what makes Italy such a unique country? Here are a few fun facts about Italy you may not know. Starting from its nickname, Bel Paese, meaning “beautiful country”.  If you’re traveling to Italy for the first time, or are just curious about the country, there are interesting fun facts you may not know. Where does the name “Italy” come from? The name “Italia” derives from the Greek “Italos”, which means calf. It was originally given to the region of Calabria by Greek coloni...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Milan, Rome, Unesco, Ferrari, Ducati, Italy, Vatican, Vatican City, Venice, Florence, Dolomites, Mediterranean, San Marino, Bologna

Worth one's salt

The first documented record of salt as an ancient Maya commodity at a marketplace is depicted in a mural painted more than 2,500 years ago at Calakmul, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Salt cakes could have been easily transported in canoes along the coast and up rivers in southern Belize, writes LSU archaeologist Heather McKillop in a new paper published in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.
Tags: Science, Mexico, LSU, Belize, Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Unesco World Heritage, Calakmul, Heather McKillop

Coronavirus live news: Greece extends lockdown to more areas; Johnson & Johnson jab 'to get EU approval'

Greece announced tighter measures as pandemic showed no signs of waning in the country; EMA expected to approve vaccine on 11 MarchBelgium slow to distribute Oxford vaccine doses as cases riseCanadian pension fund CEO resigns after flying to Dubai for a jabSingle Pfizer jab can reduce asymptomatic Covid infections by 75%What we know about the California coronavirus variantUS coronavirus updates - live 7.21pm GMT Mexico registered another 782 coronavirus fatalities on Friday, bringing the ov...
Tags: Science, Greece, California, Mexico, Eu, World news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Dubai, Poland, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Unesco World Heritage, Reuters, Krakow, Wieliczka

Great Colonial Cities of Mexico to Visit

  That photo above is the two-page spread from a cover story of mine nine years ago in a travel magazine called TravelWorld. It was a piece on the top colonial cities in Mexico, places to visit away from the beaches that are more interesting and are a better travel deal. This is the old part of central Mexico, the historic part, the area with the most interesting architecture. And for most of the spots profiled, these are great value destinations as well. Even in San Miguel, which has some 10,0...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Puebla, Morelia, Mexico Travel, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, Destination Reports, Travel Bargains, Vacation Deals, Leffel Projects, Cheap Latin America Travel, Unesco World Heritage, Cheap North America Travel, San Miguel, San Miguel de Allende

AlUla: The World's Masterpiece

AlUla, The World's Masterpiece, is one of the oldest cities in the Arabian Peninsula and home to Hegra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A land rich in historical, geological and geographical significance, this ancient city, once at the crossroads of The Silk Road and The Incense Route, has only recently been re-discovered by the world.
Tags: Advertising, World, Unesco World Heritage, Arabian Peninsula, The Silk Road, Hegra

The Anti-Gluttony Door in Portugal’s Alcobaça Monastery Shamed Plump Monks to Start Fasting

Consider that you eat the sins of the people —inscription carved above the entrance to the Monastery of Alcobaça‘s refectory Apparently, the Monastery of Alcobaça‘s resident monks were eating plenty of other things, too. Eventually their reputation for excessive plumpness became problematic. A hefty physique may have signified prosperity and health in 1178 when construction began on the UNESCO World Heritage site, but by the 18th-century, those extra rolls of flesh were considered at odds with ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Japan, College, China, Wikipedia, New York City, Religion, Architecture, Food & Drink, Portugal, David Bowie, Macao, Unesco World Heritage, Facebook Twitter, Beckford

Early humans adapted to major environmental change in 'Cradle of Mankind' 2 million years ago

As humans, we may owe our ability to adapt to new situations and environments to our earliest ancestors, according to new evidence from Oldupai Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Tanzania.
Tags: Cnn, Unesco World Heritage, Oldupai Gorge

Oldest hominins of Olduvai Gorge persisted across changing environments

Olduvai (now Oldupai) Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humankind, is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Tanzania, made famous by Louis and Mary Leakey. New interdisciplinary field work has led to the discovery of the oldest archaeological site in Oldupai Gorge as reported in Nature Communications, which shows that early human used a wide diversity of habitats amidst environmental changes across a 200,000 year-long period.
Tags: Science, Tanzania, Unesco World Heritage, Nature Communications, Louis, Humankind, Olduvai Gorge, Mary Leakey, Oldupai Gorge

Squatters Invade Site Of Oldest City In Americas And Threaten To Kill Archaeologists

The place is Caral, estimated to be 5,000 years old and now a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Peruvian coastal desert about 125 miles north of Lima. Archaeologist Ruth Shady discovered the ruins in 1994. Over the past year, an extended family of squatters has made repeated invasions, claiming that the land — which has increased in value by a factor of ten in the past few years — was given to them by a military government in the 1970s. They’ve threatened the excavation crew and poisoned their ...
Tags: Art, Lima, Unesco World Heritage, Visual, Caral, Ruth Shady, 01.03.21