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Mehregan, The festivity of love, light and fidelity

Mehrgan is one of the greatest and most ancient national festivities of Iranian people, observed on October 7, to denote the beginning of autumn. It is an occasion to celebrate love, light and fidelity and Iranians have observed it for thousands of years. Unfortunately, by the ...

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World Teachers' Day

The United Nations' (UN) World Teachers' Day celebrates the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels. This enables children and adults of all ages to learn to take part in and contribute to their local community and global society. Teachers are recognized for ...

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Ancient Roman neighborhood unearthed in France

Ancient Roman neighborhood unearthed in France

According to CNN, a team of archaeologists have unearthed a well-preserved ancient Roman neighborhood complete with mosaics and furniture on the outskirts of a city in southeastern France.  The discovery and the site of excavation is on the banks of the Rhone River in Vienne, ...

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UNESCO Assessing damage from hurricane Irma to heritage sites

The UNESCO Heritage division extended its condolences to the residents of the Caribbean islands struck by hurricane Irma between 5 and 11 September 2017, for the loss of human lives and the hardship resulting from the devastation.  UNESCO also acknowledges that the first priority after such ...

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English Heritage Site Lake District gets special recognition

Earlier this year, in July 2017 when UNESCO met to discuss the World Heritage designation, the Britain’s Lake District was one of the 33 sites discussed. The great beautiful destination that attracts millions of visitors every year - long before it was awarded the Heritage ...

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Searching for traces of the ancient Temple of Athena

Archeologists have rolled up their sleeves to find the Temple of Athena, in the 2,800-year-old ancient city of Aigai, which appeared in 19th-century excavation research by German archeologists. The excavation works are being conducted under the supervision of Yusuf Sezgin, assistant professor of archeology at Manisa Celal ...

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International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

On September 26, the United Nations (UN) promotes a special day that calls for all countries to get rid of nuclear weapons. 17,000 Nuclear Weapons Worldwide Nuclear weapons are explosive devices with a destructive power that comes from nuclear energy being released. More than half the world's ...

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Kuwaiti Archaeologists Discover Rare Arabic Manuscripts

Kuwait University archaeological team has discovered rare manuscripts written in Arabic at Mount Athos in Greece. They were able to unearth these documents at the historic mountain, which represents around 1,800 years of Christian history. Mount Athos, is an ancient sacred place chosen as one of UNESCO’s ...

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated on September 16 every year. This event commemorates the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. What Do People Do? On this ...

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Nancy Dupree dies in Afghanistan

Nancy Hatch Dupree an American historian who spent decades in Afghanistan working to preserve the heritage of the war-torn country has died following a long illness.  An Afghan government statement said on Sunday that Nancy Hatch Dupree, who first came to Afghanistan in 1962 and spent ...

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The Earthworks were once important ritual communication spaces.

The geometric earthworks of southwestern Amazonia have raised the interest within the scientific community as well as the media and the general public, and they have been explored recently by several international research teams. These unique archaeological sites have been labeled the Geoglyphs of Acre, as ...

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People may have lived in Brazil more than 20,000 years ago

People hunted giant sloths in the center of South America around 23,120 years ago, researchers say — a find that adds to evidence that humans reached South America well before Clovis hunters roamed North America roughly 13,000 years ago. Evidence of people’s presence at Santa Elina ...

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Texas museums brace for full impact of Hurricane Harvey

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter south-eastern Texas with torrential rain, potentially displacing thousands of residents in Houston and the surrounding area. Most museums across the region remain closed and many took precautions before the storm to protect their collections and staff. This page will ...

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Could Ancient Roman Concrete Stop Rising Seas?

The recent events and flooding of Texas and Louisiana coasts are further evidence that sea levels rise and shorelines erode and our shores and coastal regions are continuously impacted by water.  Two thousand years ago, Romans constructed vast sea walls and harbor piers. The concrete ...

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Does World Heritage Status Harm Cities?

We have all recently been hearing about the protests by Venice residents who came out in opposition of excessive tourism and in a recent article in the Guardian newspaper,  the story of Malaysia’s George Town was outlined.  The World Heritage status increased tourism and as ...

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