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Sites in Danger — ArchaeoLaw
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Sites in Danger

Plans to ‘Invest’ in Ancient Sites Angers Palestinians

Plans to ‘Invest’ in Ancient Sites Angers Palestinians

on January 31, 2013, 9:00 am / in Armed Conflict, Development, Historic Preservation, Israel, Palestine, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger

Israel is forging ahead with plans to invest in a number of its national heritage sites, including nine sites along […]

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Mali Conflict Puts Timbuktu in Danger

Mali Conflict Puts Timbuktu in Danger

on January 28, 2013, 9:00 am / in Africa, Armed Conflict, Historic Preservation, Looting, Mali, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger

In light of the escalating violence in Mali, UNESCO has recently began to urge armed forces to protect Timbuktu’s historic […]

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Metal Thieves Use Google Earth to Identify Heritage Sites to Plunder

Metal Thieves Use Google Earth to Identify Heritage Sites to Plunder

on March 26, 2012, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Crime, cultural property law, Looting, Sites in Danger, United Kingdom

According to Mike Harlow, a legal director at English Heritage, internet mapping services like Google Earth and his own organization […]

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Istanbul’s Cultural Property in Danger of Destruction

Istanbul’s Cultural Property in Danger of Destruction

on June 28, 2010, 1:56 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger, Turkey, UNESCO

The Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review reports that UNESCO might not just remove Istanbul from the World Heritage List, […]

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Cultural Property Law on April 1, 2010: Folk Dance, Chilean Heritage, and Those Diligent Canadians

Cultural Property Law on April 1, 2010: Folk Dance, Chilean Heritage, and Those Diligent Canadians

2 on April 1, 2010, 7:03 am / in archaeology law, Canada, cultural property law, Intangible Cultural Property, Preservation Initiatives, Recovery, Sites in Danger

And today in cultural property law news… The Lawyer’s Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) has launched their new website.  […]

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New Mexico Village Fights Demolition of Historic Church

New Mexico Village Fights Demolition of Historic Church

on March 2, 2010, 12:57 pm / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Domestic Legislation, Historic Preservation, New Mexico, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger

It’s not often that I have the opportunity to bring you news from my neck of the woods, but the […]

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UPDATE on “Haiti Struggles to Save Cultural Property”

UPDATE on “Haiti Struggles to Save Cultural Property”

on February 24, 2010, 6:00 am / in Museums, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger, UNESCO

On February 11, 2010, I gave a rundown on CPAL as to the current status of culturally significant property in […]

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Haiti Struggles to Save Cultural Property and Historic Buildings

Haiti Struggles to Save Cultural Property and Historic Buildings

1 on February 11, 2010, 10:27 pm / in Iraq, Museums, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger, UNESCO

Beyond the shocking loss of lives and destruction of homes, the recent earthquake in Haiti has also endangered many culturally […]

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Chinese Leper’s Hospital Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status

Chinese Leper’s Hospital Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Status

on March 9, 2009, 8:40 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger, UNESCO

The Losheng Sanatorium was constructed in the 1930s during the Japanese colonial period. It has since served as a sanatorium […]

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Heritage in Iraq: Good news and bad news.

Heritage in Iraq: Good news and bad news.

2 on December 19, 2008, 11:55 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Iraq, Looting, Sites in Danger, UNESCO

The Art Newspaper has published an article, “Unesco inspection finds no evidence of recent looting in Northern Iraq.”  Do you […]

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