Showing posts with label World Heritage Sites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World Heritage Sites. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

UNESCO unanimously adopts Russian draft resolution on Palmyra restoration

The Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has unanimously adopted a Russian-drafted resolution on the role of UNESCO in restoring and preserving the ancient city of Palmyra and other Syrian heritage sites.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Palmyra Castle partially damaged due to ISIS deliberate acts of demolition

The archaeological Palmyra Castle was found to have sustained massive damage deliberately inflicted by ISIS terrorists before they have fled deep into Tadmur (Palmyra) city.

Friday, March 11, 2016

UNESCO delivers 7 tons of materials for preserving Syrian monuments

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) offered seven tons of materials used for preserving and repairing antiquities to employees in the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Syria: UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple

UN, 24 August 2015 – Extremists “cannot silence history,” the Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, declared today, firmly condemning the destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple of Baalshamin, in Syria, a World Heritage site.

ISIS blows up ancient temple in Syria’s Palmyra

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on Sunday blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, the country’s antiquities chief told AFP.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Nepal reopens World Heritage sites 7 weeks after quake

Nepal on Monday announced the reopening of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley, seven weeks after a deadly quake that killed 8,787 people and damaged hundreds of cultural monuments and some key trekking trails in the country where tourism employs about a million people.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Air strike devastates UNESCO heritage site in Sanaa

An air strike in Yemen on Friday turned large parts of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sanaa into rubble, destroying at least three main buildings in the heart of the Old City.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Palmyra: Will ISIS bulldoze ancient Syrian city?

 (CNN). -Another world wonder is on the brink of destruction as ISIS continues its rampage through the cultural heritage of Iraq and Syria.

ISIS in almost full control of Syria's historic city of Palmyra

Syrian pro-government fighters have withdrawn from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra after militants from the self-styled Islamic State group entered its neighbourhoods in large numbers, Syrian state television has said.

In a newsflash, it said most of the city's civilian population had been evacuated before the withdrawal.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Syria army pushes IS back from ancient Palmyra

Syrian troops pushed Islamic State group jihadists back from the ancient city of Palmyra on Sunday, easing fears over the world heritage site, after fighting that left hundreds dead.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Syrian official warns of 'barbaric' IS attack on Palmyra's ruins

A Syrian official called on the international community to work on finding solutions to stop the "barbaric" attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants against the ancient city of Palmyra, warning of a catastrophe if the terror group succeeded in grabbing it.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Syria sends reinforcements as ISIS closes on ancient city

Syria's army dispatched reinforcements to Palmyra in a bid to push back jihadis who advanced Friday to within touching distance of the ancient city, officials and a monitor said.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Egypt to host conference to combat destruction of antiquities by "terrorists"

Egypt will host for the first time a two-day international conference aiming to unify efforts to combat the destruction of antiquities by terrorist groups, a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry read.

The conference is scheduled to take place on May 13 and 14.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

ISIS/ISIL Releases Video Showing Destruction of Iraq's Ancient City of Hatra

Islamic State militants occupying Iraq's ancient city of Hatra have released a video featuring the northern Iraqi city's destruction by sledgehammers, pickaxes and automatic rifle fire.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Iraq calls for strikes to protect heritage

The US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State group must try to protect archaeological sites being destroyed by the jihadists, Iraq's tourism and antiquities minister said Sunday.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

ISIS looting, destroying archaeological site of Hatra (Iraqi officials)

Iraqi officials in the northern city of Mosul said Saturday that militants with the Islamic State group have begun demolishing the ancient archaeological site of Hatra in northern Iraq in a push to rid its territory of symbols it says promote idolatry.

Friday, March 6, 2015

UNESCO condemns IS destruction of Nimrud

The head of UNESCO has condemned the destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by the Islamic State group, saying it amounted to a "war crime".
Irina Bokova said: "We cannot stay silent. The deliberate destruction of cultural heritage constitutes a war crime, and I call on all political and religious leaders in the region to stand up against this new barbarity."
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