UNESCO World Heritage

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Virtual Reality

Google unlocks prehistoric art of France’s Chauvet cave

One of the world's oldest rock art sites is now accessible through virtual reality

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Climate Change

Heritage on the edge: new Google project reveals climate change damage to Unesco sites

Digital visualisations gathered for online exhibit will be a “blueprint” for heritage managers planning climate adaptation in the future

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Venice

Dramatic speech in Baku challenges Unesco’s support for damaging Venice cruise ship decision

The non-governmental organisation Europa Nostra recommends that the World Heritage Committee put the lagoon city on the endangered list

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

World Heritage Committee will not discuss Notre Dame at its 2019 annual meeting

France is due to provide a report on the fire-ravaged church this year

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War & Conflict

Another casualty of the culture wars

Damage to the Egyptian Museum is just the latest example of the politicisation of archaeology.

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Construction of dams in Iran submerges crucial archaeological sites

“To see this happen breaks my heart”, says archaeologist Dr Henry Wright

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Unesco

“Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage”: UNESCO has identified new forms of heritage to the extension of the system of listing World Heritage Sites

28 out of 60 nominations were added to the list, raising awareness of 'masterpieces' that are under threat from modernisation

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Unesco

Koichiro Matsuura dubbed "saviour of Unesco"

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, Matsuura explains his reform of Unesco and the return of the US to membership after nearly 20 years

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Unesco

“Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”: A new list by UNESCO

Ancient language, song, dance and performance cannot be kept alive simply in a showcase or tended by curators. This list was produced to highlight their fragility

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Cambodia

The Cambodian World Heritage site, Angkor Wat, is finally being restored

An ongoing effort to restore the ancient site has international teams working altogether but using radically different approaches, resulting in unexpected order

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Restitution

Grand designs for Cairo Egyptian Museum include expansions and virtual restitution

After many set backs a new building is finally in the works, as well as plans for a modern solution to the dispersal of Egypt's treasures

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Cambodia

The Art Newspaper brings an update on Angkor Wat situation and what is being done to preserve its treasures and history

Conservation projects are urgently needed, however hope is found underneath the Phnom Penh museum