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The Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage Conference in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 30th November 2016 (WAM) -- Presidents, heads of states, formal delegations and representatives from over 40 countries have confirmed their participation at the Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage conference, taking place on 2nd and 3rd December at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. The global conference, ...

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World Soil Day

2016 Theme: “Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life” The positive contributions of pulses to soil properties are many: they fix the atmosphere nitrogen and improve its biodiversity, fertility and structure. That is the reason why the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) dedicates this year World ...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed annually on December 2. Around the world 21 million women, men and children are forced into slavery.  The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery focuses on the eradication of slavery in its contemporary forms including the worst ...

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The remainders of an ancient city on the verge of extinction

On Wednesday November 24, and during a seminar on "The place of clay works in Iranian arts and architecture, coviened by te invitation of Azad University of Dezful, Mr. Habib Asefi, the governor of Dezful, in southern Iran, announced that the old parts of this ...

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Discovery of Bronze Age City in Iraq

Earlier this month a team of archaeologists from the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (IANES) at the University of Tübingen announced that they have uncovered a large Bronze Age city not far from the town of Dohuk in northern Iraq. The team reported that the ...

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Why This International Day? Violence against women is a human rights violation. Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women. Violence against women impacts on, and impedes, progress in ...

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Destruction and Looters in Earthquake zones in Italy: Italian army deployed

It has been a very difficult year for Italy as the country experienced several earthquakes and after-shocks since this past August.  In late October and again in early November, central Italy was hot again by more earth quakes.  On November 3rd, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake ...

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Nimrud: Ancient Assyrian City is Freed

As reported by a number of news agencies, Iraqi government forces have now recaptured Nimrud, the site of an ancient Assyrian city which was taken over by Islamic Terrorists (IS) two years ago. In March 2015, officials and historians condemned IS for the destruction of the ...

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International Day for Tolerance

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annually observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effects of intolerance. The International Day for Tolerance educates people about the importance of global ...

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UNESCO Director General visits Venice

On November 3 and 4 , fifty years after the 1966 Venice flood and the International Safeguarding Campaign launched by UNESCO, the Director-General, Irina Bokova, undertook a visit to Venice, Italy. This visit was an opportunity to mark the longstanding cooperation with Italy and to ...

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Artifact Registration, National Museum of Afghanestan

On August, 2016 the registration process of preserved artifacts of National museum of Afghanistan in the central bank vaults of Presidential palace started. A Team of professional members of National museum with the cooperation of Oriental Institute of Chicago University has been appointed to register and ...

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World Science Day for Peace and Development

The World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) is annually held on November 10 to raise awareness of the benefits of science worldwide. The WSDPD is also known as World Science Day. What Do People Do? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) works ...

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Cyrus The Great Day, October 29

Niel Macgregor Video on Ted Talks: 2600 Years of History in One Object (Click Here) This year, the twenty-ninth day of October 2016 coincides with the annual celebration of “Cyrus the Great Day” by Iranian people and many friends of culture across the globe. In 2005, ...

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Metal Thefts at Historic Buildings in England

As reported by BBC, Police in England has teamed up with heritage experts to crack down on gangs stealing valuable metal from churches and historic buildings.  The Local Government Association estimates metal thefts - of materials including electricity cables, railway lines, war memorials, road signs, ...

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Stolen Van Gogh Paintings Recovered in Italy

Last month (September 2016),  the Italian anti-mob Police recovered paintings from a house in stronghold of Camorra crime syndicate near Naples.  Two Vincent van Gogh paintings that were stolen 14 years ago from a museum in Amsterdam more have been recovered by Italian authorities in ...

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