Showing posts with label archaeological sites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label archaeological sites. Show all posts

Friday, January 20, 2017

ISIS destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra : Syrian antiquities chief

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists have destroyed part of a Roman theater and the legendary four-column structure ‘Tetrapylon’ in the ancient city of Palmyra, the Syrian antiquities chief said.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Athens: World’s 'first weather station' opens to public

Built more than 2,000 years ago, the Tower of the Winds is said to be the world's first weather station.

Used by merchants to tell the wind and time - even in darkness - the station is still standing on a slope on Athens' ancient Acropolis hill and has been restored and re-opened to the public for the first time in nearly 200 years.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Portugal makes considerable efforts to protect world heritage sites

Portugal has made considerable efforts in the past decade to protect its 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Sintra which is located some 30 km northwest of the capital Lisbon.

Friday, July 15, 2016

UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger

The head of the United Nations cultural agency today deplored the recent shelling at the National Museum of Aleppo, located on the edge of the war-torn ancient city in northern Syria, calling once again for the destruction of cultural property to stop.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Syria’s Palmyra can be restored ‘in five years’

Syria’s antiquities chief said on March 28 that his department would need five years to restore the ancient ruins of Palmyra damaged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), while Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes battled ISIL around Palmyra, trying to extend their gains.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Le wahhabisme, l'ennemi du patrimoine

La destruction de temples et de sites archéologiques, a été souvent associée à des actes de barbarie aveugle, cependant il n’en est rien. Il n’y a rien d’aveugle dans cette destruction. Au contraire, elle est dogmatique et se trouve à l’origine même du wahhabisme.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hallan en Chipre antiguas tumbas con suntuosos tesoros de 2.400 años

 En la antigua ciudad chipriota de Solos, los arqueólogos han encontrado tres tumbas subterráneas y una gran cantidad de lujosos objetos. De acuerdo con sus cálculos, la antigüedad de los hallazgos se estima en 2.400 años.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Ethiopia races to preserve 'Africa's Jerusalem' (video)

Conservationists are facing a race against time to prevent one of Ethiopia's most sacred religious site from crumbling away.

The ancient churches of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia have been a place of pilgrimage for local Christians since they were constructed 800 years ago.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pillage of cultural sites – how can Europe help to stop it?

 [European Parliament  / News, 14-07-2015]
"Deliberately destroying and pillaging archaeological sites and trafficking art objects in war zones amount to « cultural genocide » and should be classified as war crimes, argued speakers in a public hearing held by the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee on Monday afternoon. MEPs and experts reiterated the need for harmonised international legislation in this area.