Heritage News from the Media : June 2013

Heritage News from the Media : June 2013
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29 June

  • Syria’s ancient treasures go up in the smoke of war
    The Australian, Australia
    YOU could see it from the other side of town, a towering landmark unmistakable from the guidebooks on Syria: the minaret of the Great Mosque dominated the skyline of Aleppo. The serenity of this place fitted with its deep history – you felt it as you walked in.

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28 June

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27 June

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26 June

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25 June

  • Decade-old unrest takes toll on Iraq’s cultural heritage
    First Post, India
    Baghdad, June 24 (IANS) In a desert in northern Iraq, the imposing remains of Hatra city stand forlorn in the midst of wild grass, faintly attesting to the remote glory of the Parthian Empire that flourished about 2,000 years ago.
  • Palestine’s oldest monastery crumbling
    The Daily Star, Lebanon
    TEL UMM AL-AMR, Palestine: A haven of peace in the sea of concrete that is the Gaza Strip, the crumbling remains of Palestine’s oldest monastery are in danger of disappearing for lack of funds to preserve them. St. Hilarion, also known as Tel Umm al-Amr, draws its name from the fourth-century hermit who came from southern Gaza and is considered to be the father of Palestinian monasticism.

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23 June

  • Al Zubarah Archaeological Site gains World Heritage status
    Gulf Times, Qatar
    Qatar yesterday received its first World Heritage site inscription for Al Zubarah Archaeological Site.Al Zubarah Archaeological Site, one of the largest and best-preserved examples of an 18th-19th century traditional pearl fishing and merchant town in the Gulf, was inscribed onto the Unesco World Heritage List at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee conference in Cambodia.

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21 June

  • In Pictures: Libya’s Roman ruins
    Al Jazeera, Qatar
    Khoms, Libya – Once the third most important city of the Roman empire, Leptis Magna stands today as one of the world’s best preserved archaeological sites.

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20 June

  • Six Syrian heritage sites declared endangered
    Al Jazeera, Qatar
    Six ancient sites in Syria, including the city of Aleppo which has suffered considerable damage in the course of the country’s ongoing conflict, have been added to the endangered World Heritage list, UNESCO says.

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19 June

  • Louvre Abu Dhabi Collection Immortalised in a Book
    The National, United Arab Emirates
    It is set to be one of the greatest cultural landmarks in the region and although it is still two years until it opens, the permanent collection of the Louvre Abu Dhabi will be immortalised in a book.

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17 June

  • Battle for Egypt’s ancient Roman site: Antinopolis
    Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey
    According to The Art Newspaper, leading archaeologists have denounced the poor state of conservation of the Roman remains at Antinopolis in Egypt, the city built by Emperor Hadrian, who ruled Rome from 117 A.D. to 138 A.D.

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16 June

  • UNESCO World Heritage meeting eyes Syria
    Xinhua, China
    SIX ancient Syrian sites could be listed as endangered by UNESCO, which is holding its annual session to decide which global cultural and natural treasures merit World Heritage status.

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13 June

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10 June

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7 June

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6 June

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3 June

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1 June

Public Library in Berlin .. Islamic Manuscripts mine (in Arabic)