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December 25, 2018

The 1833 illustration of the interior of the Church of the Nativity is in the public domain The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem was inscribed on the World

May 12, 2018

Perhaps the most lasting legacy of the Silk Roads has been their role in bringing cultures and peoples in contact with each other, and facilitating exchange between them.

For thousands of years, extensive trade networks crisscrossed the great expanse of Eurasia between...

November 20, 2017

In 2001, the US Congress authorized the US Department of State to award grants through American embassies to support cultural heritage preservation in other countries. The US Congress stated that  “Cultural preservation offers an opportunity to show a different America...

September 29, 2017

The 16th-century Nuestro Señora de los Remedios in Choluloa, Puebla, Mexico lost two of its domes (2009 photo above by Gerardo Noriega is shared here under CC BY-SA 3.0)

The Western Hemisphere has been subject to extensive damage wrought by a recent spate of hurricanes...

September 2, 2017

The Chartres Cathedral, also known as the Lady of the Cathedral at Chartres, has been luring large numbers of Christian pilgrims to Chartres, France, since the current structure was built between 1194 and 1220. The current structure, a World Heritage site since 1979, i...

June 26, 2017

The Islamic Center of Washington, DC stands elegantly along the portion of Massachusetts Avenue, NW, known as Embassy Row. In fact, the center is directly adjacent to the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey. The current center, officially opened in 1957, is a welcoming p...

June 22, 2017

Destruction of heritage sites by ISIS has been extensive. In recent months, as anti-ISIS forces have been making military gains, particularly in the battle for Mosul, the human toll of the Syrian civil war and ISIS’s push to establish a caliphate have understandably do...

June 16, 2017

Archaeologists have been excavating at the site of King Herod’s fortified palace at Machaerus in what is now Jordan since at least the late 1960s. More recently, researchers have discovered the remains of a huge mikveh, or pool used for rituals in Judaism. While Herod...

June 16, 2017

Norfolk, Virginia is one of many coastal cities in the United States and around the world that are already dealing with significant impacts of the rise in sea levels due to climate change. The leaders of this century-old Gothic-styled church have decided essentially to...

April 23, 2017

On March 31, the US Department of State announced a joint program with the Smithsonian Institution for an emergency program of restoration, preservation, and protection of sites and artifacts at Nimrud in Iraq. Following severe damage inflicted by ISIS in mid-2014, the...

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