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War Threatens Palmyra, UNESCO Pleads for Syrian Heritage Protection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's another urgent call to protect Syria's irreplaceable historical sites amidst the fog of war, loss of life and limb, and steady drumbeat of outsid...

The Road of Damascus: Shared Heritage Imperiled by a Savage Civil War

Paul Gunther | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Paul Gunther

Syria endures as one of the world's greatest cultural crossroads. Its architectural and archeological record lends dignity and pride of place to its citizens. The question today is, can this precious national patrimony survive another year or even a few more months?

Celebrating Zaragoza's Fiestas Del Pilar

Lori Needleman | Posted 10.08.2012 | Travel
Lori Needleman

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Catholics and non-Catholics alike visit the Basílica to kiss that very pillar seeking protection and showing their faith and love for Virgen del Pilar.

Getting Artistic In Quebec City

Pam Grout | Posted 10.15.2012 | Travel
Pam Grout

You have a choice. You can either shovel out a Ben Franklin or two for a seat at a Cirque du Soleil performance in Vegas or New York or one of the other hundreds of venues where the innovative circus arts company performs. Or you can head to Quebec City and see an equally-impressive Cirque show for... Free.

And The Newest World Heritage Sites Are...

Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel

A group of 26 iconic, fantastic and endangered places around the globe are the latest entrants on the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Among ...

PHOTOS: 10 Icons Of Modern Architecture

Tom Mallory | Posted 09.05.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

A few weeks ago ICOMOS' recommendation against the registering of 19 buildings designed by Le Corbusier in the World Heritage List provoked heated dis...

The Search For Legendary Chinese Explorer Zheng He's Ship

GlobalPost | Erin Conway-Smith | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

LAMU, Kenya -- Did the Chinese come to East Africa before the Europeans? China says yes, as do a growing number of Western historians. To prove the...

7 World Heritage Sites Entrepreneurs Can Save

thedailygreen.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Preserving the world's most extraordinary natural features might seem like a no-brainer, but it is never as easy as it should be, or as cheap. But a u...

UNESCO: Bablyon Historic Site Damaged By US In Iraq

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's U.S.-led invaders inflicted serious damage on Babylon, driving heavy machinery over sacred paths, bulldozing hilltops and diggi...