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Ancient Decorated Stone Block Found in Egypt

A stone block decorated with a cartouche of the pharaoh Nectanebo II was discovered in a hole in the floor of a home in the Egyptian city of Abydos. Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities say they caught looters digging up an ancient stone block carved with an ...

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World Day for Cultural Diversity

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is annually held on May 21 to help people learn about the importance of cultural diversity and harmony. World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a chance for people to celebrate cultural diversity and ...

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Addition of Ancient Jewish Cemetery on Iran’s heritage list

By Faryar Nikbakht Following years of destruction, vandalism, encroachment and neglect of the ancient Gilliard cemetery, and after tireless efforts by cultural activists - in particular, the small remaining Iranian Jewish community - the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization has finally agreed to register this site in ...

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International Day of Families May 15

The International Day of Families, annually held on May 15, celebrates the importance of families and the work started during the International Year of Families.   International Day of Families promotes the importance of a healthy and well-balanced family.©iStockphoto.com/Ekaterina Monakhova What Do People Do? A wide range of events ...

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4,000-year-old funerary garden discovered

The Djehuty Project has discovered a 4,000 year-old Funerary Garden- The first such garden ever found on the Dra Abu El-Naga hill in Luxor, Egypt as reported by a number of news outlets. The discoveries made by this project also shed light on a key ...

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More than 1M songbirds killed in Cyprus

Several news outlets have reported on the fact that British authorities in Cyprus have been criticized for failing to effectively tackle the poaching of songbirds on a military base. The estimated report is that almost 1.7 million birds were illegally killed across the Republic of ...

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Official Launch of New Database of ‘at risk’ Archaeological Sites

Official Launch of New Database of ‘at risk’ Archaeological Sites

WCHV congratulates the launch of a new database housed at University of Oxford, Durham University and University of Leicester.  The database also emphasizes the awareness of the scale of the problems related to the cost of conflict on heritage sites.  The new database will provide ...

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Global Humanitarian Call: Invest in Girls’ Education

Within the framework of the Fourth World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, UNESCO, in collaboration with the Government of Azerbaijan, organized a High-level meeting on the importance of girls’ education for peaceful and sustainable societies. The attendees agreed that investing in girls' education is an urgent ...

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A historical palace was sold for a nominal price

Amongst the turmoil of the presidential election in the Islamic Republic of Iran, The Motazefan Foundation, a government-related entity, has recently sold the "Gach-sar Palace" to one of the regime's insiders for a mere price of about $300,000. Experts put a much higher price on ...

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African World Heritage Day May 5th

On 16 November 2015, the 38th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO adopted a resolution proclaiming May 5th as African World Heritage Day, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of UNESCO’s decision to create the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) (2006-2016). This Resolution, in line with UNESCO’s Priority ...

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