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Shocking Pics of Looting in Syria

Shocking Pics of Looting in Syria

on July 31, 2013, 7:00 am / in archaeology law, Armed Conflict, cultural property law, Looting, Middle East, Syria, UNESCO

Today in Really Sad Looting Stories, Bloomberg reports: When the uprising against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad began two years ago, […]

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Cambodia Welcomes Home Stolen 10th Century Sculptures

Cambodia Welcomes Home Stolen 10th Century Sculptures

on June 13, 2013, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Cambodia, Museums, Repatriation, UNESCO

Two 10th-century statues received a much-anticipated welcome home party yesterday at the Phnom Penh airport. The “Kneeling Attendant” statues were […]

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UNESCO Assesses Destruction to Mali

UNESCO Assesses Destruction to Mali

on February 12, 2013, 9:00 am / in Mali, Preservation Initiatives, UNESCO

On February 2, 2013, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova paid a visit to Mali. According to UNESCO, the purpose of the […]

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Potential New Addition to UNESCO List: The Blue Mosque

Potential New Addition to UNESCO List: The Blue Mosque

on January 25, 2013, 9:00 am / in Announcements, cultural property law, Historic Preservation, UNESCO

According to Armenian Culture Minister Hasmik Poghosyan, Armenia will submit an application to have Yerevan’s Blue Mosque added to The […]

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Parsi Community Recognized by UNESCO, but not Mumbai, for Preservation Efforts

Parsi Community Recognized by UNESCO, but not Mumbai, for Preservation Efforts

on September 4, 2012, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, India, Preservation Initiatives, UNESCO

UNESCO has formally recognized a Parsi community for their choice to restore and preserve historic enclaves. Architect Vikas Dilawari, under […]

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Church of the Nativity, Congo, and Xanadu Added to World Heritage List

Church of the Nativity, Congo, and Xanadu Added to World Heritage List

on July 17, 2012, 7:00 am / in Africa, Art Law, cultural property law, Israel, Mali, Palestine, Southeast Asia, UNESCO

UNESCO has recently added 26 new sites to its World Heritage List. In total, five sites were added to the […]

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Palestine Signs on to the 1970 UNESCO Convention

Palestine Signs on to the 1970 UNESCO Convention

1 on April 27, 2012, 10:20 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Palestine, UNESCO

On 22 March 2012, Palestine deposited with the Director-General its instrument of ratification of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the […]

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100-Year-Old Titanic to Fall Under International Protection

100-Year-Old Titanic to Fall Under International Protection

2 on April 14, 2012, 5:00 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Shipwrecks, UNESCO

As the Titanic shipwreck nears it’s 100th birthday, it also approaches eligibility for protection under the 2001 Unesco Convention on […]

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ICCROM Offers Course in First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict

ICCROM Offers Course in First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict

1 on March 1, 2012, 6:04 am / in archaeology law, Armed Conflict, cultural property law, Museums, UNESCO

If you’ve got a month to spare this fall, you might want to check out ICCROM’s Rome-based course, First Aid […]

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State Department Seeks to Return Funding to UNESCO

State Department Seeks to Return Funding to UNESCO

1 on February 28, 2012, 8:00 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, UNESCO

The State Department has set aside $79 million in its 2013 budget to fund UNESCO, even though it pulled funding […]

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