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Fri, Mar 24, 2017
European Commission is organizing for the next 24th April 2017 in Brussels the “Copernicus for Cultural Heritage Workshop”. The workshop intends to assess the potential of Copernicus in support of Cultural Heritage preservation and management, and to provide inputs for further research and/or operational implementation. The main objectives of the... [...]
Source: JPI Cultural Heritage
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Thu, Mar 23, 2017
From the first to the fifth centuries AD, Britain – though not officially Scotland, which lay beyond the frontier at Hadrian's Wall – was part of the Roman Empire. It was situated at the empire's westernmost periphery, which was probably a contributing factor in a number of attempted power grabs. During [...]
Source: Heritage Daily
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Egyptologists at the University of Bonn discovered rock art from the 4th millennium BC during an excavation at a necropolis near Aswan in Egypt. The paintings were engraved into the rock in the form of small dots and depict hunting scenes like those found in shamanic depictions. They may represent a [...]
Source: Heritage Daily
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Analysis of isotopes in bones and teeth from fifth-century cemeteries suggests that nomadic Huns and Pannonian settlers on the frontier of Roman Empire may have intermixed. Historians tell of Huns and other nomads attacking settlements on the edge of the Roman Empire during the fifth century. However, archaeological evidence shows high levels [...]
Source: Heritage Daily
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
The last piece of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America is doomed to disappear in the next several centuries, says a new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and the University of Colorado Boulder. The Barnes Ice Cap, a Delaware-sized feature on Baffin [...]
Source: Heritage Daily
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Forests play a critical role in the balance of world climate as well as in vital carbon capture and retention. Forests cover 30 per cent of the Earth's surface and in addition to providing food security and shelter, forests are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and are [...]
Source: World Heritage News (UNESCO)
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Post Title: Cultural Heritage Specialist Organisation: Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) Location: Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Closing Date: 18 April, 2017 Applications: All interested applicants should submit their CV to info@arcwh.org Background of ARC-WH:The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage was established as a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO to [...]
Source: World Heritage News (UNESCO)
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
The Last Kingdom – BBC's historical drama set in the time of Alfred the Great's war with the Vikings – has returned to our screens for a second series. While most attention will continue to focus on the fictional hero Uhtred, his story is played out against a political background [...]
Source: Heritage Daily
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
New research challenges the prevailing theory that the unique nature of Earth's iron was the result of how its core was formed billions of years ago. The study opens the door to competing theories about why levels of certain heavy forms of iron, known as isotopes, are higher on Earth than [...]
Source: Heritage Daily
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Courtship behaviours, frequent among modern insects, have left extremely rare fossil traces. In odonates, the male must persuade the female to mate in tandem and the female should be willing to engage her genitalia with the male's. Many territorial odonatans display their courtship by high-frequency wing-beats towards an approaching female. Most [...]
Source: Heritage Daily
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
In the past, researchers have paid limited attention to this fact, which has led to a dearth of modern anthropological, historical and archaeological investigations as well as insights regarding this period of proto-globilisation in this region of the world. Research directed by María Cruz Berrocal is starting to fill this gap. [...]
Source: Heritage Daily
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Hawaii's unique animal and plant diversity has been declining on all but the Big Island for millions of years, long before humans arrived, according to a new analysis of species diversity on the islands by University of California, Berkeley, evolutionary biologists. The team concluded that the shrinking land areas of the [...]
Source: Heritage Daily
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Good vs bad cholesterol. Margarine vs butter. Red meat vs. vegan. The causal links between fats and health have been a hotly debated topic for scientists, physicians and the public. Now, evolutionary biologists are weighing in based on the increasing power of DNA analyses to explore how changes in diet over [...]
Source: Heritage Daily
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
The World Heritage Centre expresses its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sylvio Mutal, who passed away on 18 February 2017. Mr Mutal had a full and rich career spanning more than 40 years as a Practitioner and Executive Manager of the International Development Cooperation. After an education [...]
Source: World Heritage News (UNESCO)
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
The Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) invites you to the Workshop entitled “Enjoyment of Cultural Heritage by means of new and old media” which will take place on the 20th March 2017 (14:30-19:00), at Hotel Annabelle, Paphos, Cyprus. The Workshop is organized by the Cyprus Remote Sensing Society and the [...]
Source: JPI Cultural Heritage
Thu, Mar 09, 2017
UNESCO brought together Syrian stakeholders and international experts to evaluate damage to historic monuments including the citadel, madrasa al-sultaniya, grand serail, and souk of the Ancient City of Aleppo, a World Heritage site, and to strategize Aleppo's recovery during a Technical and Coordination Meeting convened by UNESCO in Beirut, Lebanon [...]
Source: World Heritage News (UNESCO)
Wed, Mar 08, 2017
This year's theme for International Women's Day highlights women in the changing world of work, and sets our collective sights on the objective of making gender equality a reality by 2030. Gender equality is an important priority for UNESCO's work on heritage, creativity and cultural diversity. The equal participation, access and [...]
Source: World Heritage News (UNESCO)
Wed, Mar 08, 2017
Members of the Lumbini International Scientific Committee (ISC) gathered at Lumbini, Birthplace of the Lord Buddha (Nepal), a World Heritage site, from 17 to 19 February 2017, to review project activities and coordinate initiatives carried out by the Government of Nepal, development partners, and donors. International and national experts in archaeology, [...]
Source: World Heritage News (UNESCO)
Fri, Mar 03, 2017
While several sources confirm the recapture of the ancient city of Palmyra from violent extremists, the Director-General of UNESCO calls for securing the archaeological site over the long term and redoubling efforts to protect Syrian heritage as a whole. "The protection of the archaeological site of Palmyra is both a major [...]
Source: World Heritage News (UNESCO)
Fri, Mar 03, 2017
The stakes are higher every day. Crimes against wildlife have been increasing over the past years, fuelled by conflicts and the trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products. The impact is devastating on the populations of both iconic and lesser-known species. Despite a range of decisions and actions, UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and [...]
Source: World Heritage News (UNESCO)


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