ATHAR in Action, Youtube

Help save the cultural heritage of Syria, Youtube

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi attends the closing of the Course (CRC4), Youtube

The Sharjah Initiative – Regional Symposium on the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis, Youtube


Architectural Built Heritage Attracts Thousands of Tourists to Jericho, SkyNews Arabia

Historic buildings in old Cairo, facing the threat of demolition , BBC Arabic

Bringing Babylon back from the dead, CNN
Babylon was one of the glories of the ancient world, its walls and mythic hanging gardens listed among the Seven Wonders.

Urgent Action: Protecting Syria’s Cultural Heritage, Youtube 

The heritage curse, Aljazeera

Is World Heritage designation overwhelming the very sites it is meant to protect?

Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object, TED

A clay cylinder covered in Akkadian cuneiform script, damaged and broken, the Cyrus Cylinder is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multi-culturalism. In this enthralling talk Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, traces 2600 years of Middle Eastern history through this single object.

Maurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings, TED

Art history is far from set in stone. Engineer Maurizio Seracini spent 30 years searching for Leonardo da Vinci’s lost fresco “The Battle of Anghiari,” and in the process discovered that many paintings have layers of history hidden underneath. Should they be part of the viewing experience too?

Ben Kacyra: Ancient wonders captured in 3D, TED

Ancient monuments give us clues to astonishing past civilizations , but they’re under threat from pollution, war, neglect. Ben Kacyra, who invented a groundbreaking 3D scanning system, is using his invention to scan and preserve the world’s heritage in archival detail.