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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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Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape: Part of Ningming
Huashan Rock Art

Four sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The 40th session of the World Heritage Committee began on 10 July in Istanbul, Turkey and will continue until 20 July. The meeting is chaired by Ambassador, Director General of Cultural Affairs and Promotion Abroad of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lale Ülker and members of the ...

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Amateur Archaeologists Discover Monastery

Expert archaeologists are excited but not surprised that an amateur archaeologist has unearthed what is believed to be evidence of one of England's earliest Christian monasteries in a dig on Lindisfarne. The project was supported by £25,000 which was crowd-funded by 200 donors in North ...

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UNESCO Expanding World Heritage List

UNESCO Expanding World Heritage List

UN cultural agency UNESCO will gather in Istanbul this month to review candidates to join its prestigious World Heritage List. There has been heightened interest as well as new discussions related to threats to heritage sites. This is due to the fact that there have ...

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Abbas Kiarostami, 1940—2016

Abbas Kiarostami, 1940—2016

The Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, who died yesterday at the age of seventy-six, was simply one of the most original and influential directors in the history of cinema. He achieved something that few filmmakers ever have: he seemed to create a national identity with his ...

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