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Preserving Egypt’s Cultural Heritage

Preserving Egypt’s Cultural Heritage

In 1992, a serious earthquake damaged historic buildings around Egypt. In response, the United States for International Development (USAID) provided funding for the first-of-its-kind historic program for preservation and conservation to address the needs of damaged antiquities. The American Research Center in Egypt was chosen ...

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World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day (WTD) is commemorated each year on 27 September. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations ...

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Saving Venice from the Tourists

If you have ever visited Venice, Italy, you have come back home with stunning images and memories of that beautiful city. Most people simply fall in love with that beautiful city. However, it has been the impact of tourism and drastic increase in the number ...

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Ancient Temples Damaged in Myanmar Earthquake

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake last week in Myanmar Killed 3 people and damaged over 170 Temples. One of the major sites of destruction was the historic city of Bagan as reported by a number of news outlets. The epicenter was however almost 400 miles north of ...

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International Day against Nuclear Tests

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day against Nuclear Tests brings public awareness and education about the effects of global nuclear weapon tests. The day aims to end nuclear testing and to promote peace and security. International Day Against Nuclear Tests aims to educate and bring ...

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Earthquake Damage to Italian Heritage Sites

The most important thing to remember after an earthquake is saving lives and helping the survivors. At the same time, experts are now evaluating the damage to some of Italy’s heritage sites. World heritage experts now fear that many historic buildings and their contents ...

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Ancient temple is turned into a grazing land for Animal

According to a report by Tariana Society, a non-profit in Iran's Khuzestan province, the ancient temple of Chogha-Zanbil is turned into a grazing land for sheep, cows and stranded dogs. They wander around this site all through the day and the land is covered ...

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World Humanitarian Day

The United Nations’ (UN) World Humanitarian Day is held on August 19 each year. The day honors all humanitarians who have worked in the promotion of the humanitarian cause, and those who have lost their lives in the cause of duty. It aims to increase ...

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What happened to 400 unique works of art Museum in Tehran?

This week, Ehsan Aghaei, the ex-manager of the Tehran Contemporary Art Museum, has told news reporters that the museum houses 1500 non-Iranian works of art out of which only 10 works are outstanding and unique. In the era before the Islamic Revolution, the museum held a treasure ...

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Broadband Plans for UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy

Broadband Plans for UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy

Italy has announced plans to provide high-speed internet access at tourist attractions across the country, including all 51 of its Unesco World Heritage Sites as reported by several news outlets including La Repubblica and BBC. The list includes major seaside resorts, historic cities and entry ...

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International Day of the World's Indigenous People

International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. What ...

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An Old Quarter in Iran has Perished

On August 2, 2016, a large section of the old quarter of Meybod, a city in the Yazd province of Iran, was destroyed. The quarter was recognized as a part of the National Iranian Heritage and was planed to be registered by UNESCO's Cultural Heritage ...

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Iranian Winner of Top European Math Prize

Iranian-Swedish mathematician Sara Zahedi has won a prestigious European Mathematical Society Prize, the top honor for young European mathematicians awarded once every four years. Zahedi is being recognized for her efforts to improve computer simulations of the behavior of fluids that don't mix together.  Her research ...

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4,000-year-old Egyptian Statue in Israel

According to a report published by haaretz The feet of a 4,000-year old monumental Egyptian statue has been discovered in the northern Israel. The archaeologists think The statue probably began its career in the official's tomb or in a temple – possibly a temple of Ptah, ...

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International Day of Friendship

The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. It is observed on July 30 each year. Background In 2011, the UN proclaimed the International Day of Friendship with the idea that ...

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