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UNESCO - World Heritage
Mittwoch, 5.5.2021, 07:00
African World Heritage Day
May 5th 2021

 "Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want”.
Since the proclamation of African World Heritage Day in 2015 by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, every 5 May, African cultural and natural, tangible and intangible heritage is celebrated across the globe, raising awareness of the benefits of its promotion and preservation, as well as the related challenges the continent faces.
In the face of ...
Freitag, 16.4.2021, 15:00
In 1982, UNESCO's General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.
The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on ...
Mittwoch, 5.5.2021, 21:30
In light of the multiple challenges currently being faced by the African continent, including the impact of climate change, the various ongoing regional armed conflicts and the global COVID-19 pandemic among others, Africans must ensure that their remarkable heritage is able to adapt and thrive in today's environment and build on its strength, creativity and richness to overcome these challenges. In recent times we have witnessed the extent to which the vibrant culture and the ...
Montag, 19.4.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to express its sadness at the death of Prof Giorgio Croci, a structural engineer who made an indelible contribution to the support of several iconic World Heritage sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, the Colosseum in Rome and Ethiopia's Axum Obelisk.
Dr Croci studied civil engineering at "La Sapienza” University of Rome, and became a full professor of structural engineering in 1984. In 1995 he became full professor of the chair of ...
Mittwoch, 2.6.2021, 07:00
Thanks to the generous funding from the UNESCO/Netherlands Funds-in-Trust, "Masterclass on Sustainable Development & World Heritage Conservation in Bangladesh” will be organised by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France) and the UNESCO Dhaka Office, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh, as well as Advisory Bodies of the World Heritage Convention (ICOMOS, ICCROM, ...
Freitag, 21.5.2021, 07:00
International Day for Biological Diversity 2021 is being celebrated under the slogan: "We're part of the solution #ForNature".
This theme was chosen to be a continuation of the momentum generated last year under the over-arching theme, "Our solutions are in nature”, which served as a reminder that biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable ...
Dienstag, 18.5.2021, 07:00
In the framework of the UNESCO/Netherlands Funds-in-Trust project "Building capacity in managing World Heritage properties, interconnection of development and heritage preservation in Uzbekistan and Central Asia” the World Heritage Centre (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France) is organizing, in close cooperation with the UNESCO Tashkent Office, a three-day online sub-regional workshop on 18-20 May 2021 on Zoom platform.
The main aim of this sub-regional workshop is to provide necessary ...
Mittwoch, 7.7.2021, 07:00
"World Heritage governance – Being prepared to manage change and continuity”
Site managers of World Heritage sites from around the world are invited to this year's World Heritage Site Managers Forum (WHSMF), held in the occasion of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting.
Applicants from natural, cultural and mixed World Heritage properties are welcome to apply to the fourth edition of this global event. The initiative aims to empower and create opportunities for ...
Donnerstag, 6.5.2021, 15:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to congratulate one of this year's Frankfurt Conservation Award (Bruno H. Schubert Prize) winners, the highest endowed private environmental prize in Germany - Julia Miranda Londoño, WCPA Deputy Chair and former Director of the Colombian National Parks Authority.
All four winners of the Award have all contributed in their own way to keeping the Amazon rainforest away from the critical 'tipping point'. The largest rainforest on ...
Mittwoch, 23.6.2021, 07:00
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape

The HUL Anniversary Event not only marks the start of the 2021 celebration but serves as a catalyst for greater adoptions of the HUL approach.
Serving as a platform to share lessons learned from COVID-19 and to resume discussions on the future of urban management, topics such as public space, renovations, tourism, infrastructure and livelihoods will be explored. The Recommendation will ...
Dienstag, 20.4.2021, 23:00
Call for participants: do you work with heritage places?
ICCROM is seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. This online course is open to:

Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors and other individuals working at a specific heritage place.
Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage. This includes, for example, ...
Mittwoch, 21.4.2021, 17:00
Earth Day is an annual event held on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on 22 April 1970, the history of the Day traces back to UNESCO.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on 21 March 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned ...
Dienstag, 8.6.2021, 07:00
World Oceans Day How Marine World Heritage builds resilience for people and nature
Spread across 37 nations from the tropics to the poles, the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites are among the ocean's most productive waters. Their abundance of marine life is vital to sustain the livelihoods of indigenous communities, local businesses and artists alike.

This year's United Nations World Oceans Day highlights the critical importance of the ocean as a source of life ...
Mittwoch, 2.6.2021, 18:00
The German Commission for UNESCO herewith invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for projects that help them to overcome an existing impairment caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Up to 20,000 Euro financial support will be provided to selected projects.
By providing financial and technical support to UNESCO World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves in Africa, the German Commission for UNESCO aims at helping to maintain independent and ...
Mittwoch, 21.4.2021, 17:00
Earth Day is an annual event held on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on 22 April 1970, the history of the Day traces back to UNESCO.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on 21 March 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned ...
Dienstag, 20.4.2021, 23:00
Call for participants: do you work with heritage places?
ICCROM is seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. This online course is open to:

Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors and other individuals working at a specific heritage place.
Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage. This includes, for example, those ...
Freitag, 21.5.2021, 07:00
International Day for Biological Diversity 2021 is being celebrated under the slogan: "We're part of the solution #ForNature".
This theme was chosen to be a continuation of the momentum generated last year under the over-arching theme, "Our solutions are in nature”, which served as a reminder that biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable ...
Samstag, 8.5.2021, 07:00
The theme for this World Migratory Bird Day is Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a bird!
At the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, we support natural sites around the world in their conservation efforts, which in turn supports animals in maintaining their natural behaviors in healthy habitats.
Bird song is not only enjoyable to listen to, but scientists and site managers can use it to evaluate the health of a forest. In 2020, a study was published by the Area de Conservación Guanacaste (Costa Rica), ...
Samstag, 17.7.2021, 16:30
In order to strengthen its role as an international exchange platform for heritage education, the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP) is announcing a global call for Innovative Case Studies on World Heritage Education. The aim is to select outstanding cases which exemplify innovative approaches to World Heritage education on a global scale, to share and present these good practices to the widest ...
Mittwoch, 2.6.2021, 18:00
The German Commission for UNESCO herewith invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for projects that help them to overcome an existing impairment caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Up to 20,000 Euro financial support will be provided to selected projects.
By providing financial and technical support to UNESCO World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves in Africa, the German Commission for UNESCO aims at helping to maintain independent and ...
Freitag, 21.5.2021, 07:00
This unique fund brings together public and private donors for a common goal: better protection of nature in order to safeguard some of the most important areas on earth, including natural World Heritage sites.
The Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) aims to address one of the main bottlenecks for the conservation of globally significant protected areas located in the developing world: the lack of a secured funding source to cover basic management and protection costs. Often these protected areas ...
Donnerstag, 6.5.2021, 15:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to congratulate one of this year's Frankfurt Conservation Award (Bruno H. Schubert Prize) winners, the highest endowed private environmental prize in Germany - Julia Miranda Londoño, WCPA Deputy Chair and former Director of the Colombian National Parks Authority.
All four winners of the Award have all contributed in their own way to keeping the Amazon rainforest away from the critical 'tipping point'. The largest rainforest on ...
Mittwoch, 7.7.2021, 07:00
"World Heritage governance – Being prepared to manage change and continuity”The People's Republic of China, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM and IUCN, in close cooperation with ICOMOS, are delighted to announce that the fourth edition of the World Heritage Site Managers' Forum will be organized within the framework of the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee, with the theme: World Heritage governance – Being prepared to manage change and ...
Mittwoch, 5.5.2021, 17:00
The African continent is universally recognised for its cultural and natural diversity and for the richness of its arts. Expressed through its arts, crafts, clothing, cuisine, music, and languages, the wealth of African culture serves as a catalyst for the socio-economic development of the African continent.
As the sole United Nations agency with a mandate in the field of culture, UNESCO is uniquely positioned to support culture-related policies and design, develop and implement cultural ...
Mittwoch, 12.5.2021, 07:00
World Heritage Young Professionals Fora are among the flagship activities of the World Heritage Education Programme, serving as a platform for bringing young professionals and heritage experts together to foster intercultural learning and exchange, to debate about common concerns and to discover new roles for themselves in heritage conservation.
As an integral part of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee (Fuzhou (China)/Online, 2021), and within the framework of the UNESCO World ...
Mittwoch, 12.5.2021, 07:00
World Heritage Young Professionals Fora are among the flagship activities of the World Heritage Education Programme, serving as a platform for bringing young professionals and heritage experts together to foster intercultural learning and exchange, to debate about common concerns and to discover new roles for themselves in heritage conservation.
As an integral part of the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee (Fuzhou (China)/Online, 2021), and within the framework of the ...
Montag, 31.5.2021, 17:00
UNESCO is now compensating for all greenhouse gas emissions caused by in-house and outsourced printing services at Headquarters (HQ). To make our print publications ‘carbon neutral', UNESCO has chosen to support the development of a small scale hydropower project near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
While UNESCO is striving to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and overall environmental footprint, some emissions cannot be ...
Freitag, 23.4.2021, 21:07
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre expresses its heartfelt sympathy after the fire that, on the morning of 18 April 2021, broke out on the edge of Cape Floral Regional Protected Area (South Africa), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004.
UNESCO is in contact with the relevant national authorities who will assess the damage and impact of the fires which gutted the Jagger Reading Room in the University of Cape Town's (UCT) library.
The blaze gutted a small part on the ...
Montag, 26.4.2021, 07:00
Climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time and its impact on World Heritage properties is more evident than ever. How can Earth observation data and tools support and promote actions to improve heritage protection, particularly in urban areas?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre with the Greek GEO Office is launching the new GEO Urban Heritage Climate Observatory (UHCO) Community Activity on 26 April, 12:00 ...
Montag, 19.4.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to express its sadness at the death of Prof Giorgio Croci, a structural engineer who made an indelible contribution to the support of several iconic World Heritage sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, the Colosseum in Rome and Ethiopia's Axum Obelisk.
Dr Croci studied civil engineering at "La Sapienza” University of Rome, and became a full professor of structural engineering in 1984. In 1995 he became full professor of the chair of ...
Donnerstag, 27.5.2021, 07:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Freitag, 21.5.2021, 07:00
This unique fund brings together public and private donors for a common goal: better protection of nature in order to safeguard some of the most important areas on earth, including natural World Heritage sites.
The Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) aims to address one of the main bottlenecks for the conservation of globally significant protected areas located in the developing world: the lack of a secured funding source to cover basic management and protection costs. Often these protected areas ...
Freitag, 4.6.2021, 07:00
There is only one Earth, not one planet for nature and another for humans. However, it seems our planet is being treated as a back-drop in most people's lives. The Covid-19 pandemic is a reminder that all living beings are interdependent, including humans. If one part of the system changes, it impacts on us all. We have the opportunity to reorient our societies, our mindsets and economies to secure a sustainable way.
Programme – 2 x 45 minutes
Friday 4/06/21 | from noon to 12.45 p.m. ...
Mittwoch, 2.6.2021, 07:00
Thanks to the generous funding from the UNESCO/Netherlands Funds-in-Trust, "Masterclass on Sustainable Development & World Heritage Conservation in Bangladesh” will be organised by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France) and the UNESCO Dhaka Office, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh, as well as Advisory Bodies of the World Heritage Convention (ICOMOS, ICCROM, ...
Donnerstag, 29.4.2021, 18:00
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has condemned the armed attack on an anti-poaching patrol that claimed three civilian lives, including those of Spanish journalists Roberto Fraile and David Beriain, in the Arly National Park – a UNESCO biosphere reserve and World Heritage site – in the east of Burkina Faso on 27 April. 
"I condemn the murders of Spanish journalists David Beriain and Roberto Fraile as well as that of Irish anti-poaching activist Rory Young”, ...
Freitag, 16.4.2021, 15:00
In 1982, UNESCO's General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.
The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on ...
Donnerstag, 6.5.2021, 23:00
To celebrate the sixth edition of African World Heritage Day, on the 5th of May, UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) hosted a webinar under the African Union's (AU) theme for 2021: "Arts, culture and heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want".
The Director of the WHC, Ms Mechtild Rössler, inaugurated the event with an opening address on the resilience of African heritage and local stakeholders in ...
Samstag, 17.7.2021, 16:30
In order to strengthen its role as an international exchange platform for heritage education, the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP) is announcing a global call for Innovative Case Studies on World Heritage Education. The aim is to select outstanding cases which exemplify innovative approaches to World Heritage education on a global scale, to share and present these good practices to the widest ...
Montag, 31.5.2021, 17:00
UNESCO is now compensating for all greenhouse gas emissions caused by in-house and outsourced printing services at Headquarters (HQ). To make our print publications ‘carbon neutral', UNESCO has chosen to support the development of a small scale hydropower project near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
While UNESCO is striving to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and overall environmental footprint, some emissions cannot be ...
Freitag, 4.6.2021, 23:00
This year's World Environment Day will launch and focus on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a global rallying cry to heal our planet.
Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change ...
Donnerstag, 29.4.2021, 18:00
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has condemned the armed attack on an anti-poaching patrol that claimed three civilian lives, including those of Spanish journalists Roberto Fraile and David Beriain, in the Arly National Park – a UNESCO biosphere reserve and World Heritage site – in the east of Burkina Faso on 27 April. 
"I condemn the murders of Spanish journalists David Beriain and Roberto Fraile as well as that of Irish anti-poaching activist Rory Young”, ...
Donnerstag, 27.5.2021, 07:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Montag, 17.5.2021, 07:00
Cities and urban settlements are growing exponentially everywhere. According to the studies on population distribution by the United Nations, the number of people living in urban areas is expected to reach 68% of the world's population by 2050. In particular, the Mediterranean region is among the most densely populated areas around a sea in the world, with a population that has doubled over the past 40 years reaching 512 million in 2018, and it is expected to grow by an additional 182 ...
Samstag, 8.5.2021, 07:00
The theme for this World Migratory Bird Day is Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a bird!
At the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, we support natural sites around the world in their conservation efforts, which in turn supports animals in maintaining their natural behaviors in healthy habitats.
Bird song is not only enjoyable to listen to, but scientists and site managers can use it to evaluate the health of a forest. In 2020, a study was published by the Area de Conservación Guanacaste (Costa Rica), ...
Mittwoch, 5.5.2021, 07:00
African World Heritage Day
May 5th 2021

 "Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want”.
Since the proclamation of African World Heritage Day in 2015 by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, every 5 May, African cultural and natural, tangible and intangible heritage is celebrated across the globe, raising awareness of the benefits of its promotion and preservation, as well as the related challenges the continent faces.
In the face of ...
Freitag, 4.6.2021, 23:00
This year's World Environment Day will launch and focus on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a global rallying cry to heal our planet.
Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change ...
Mittwoch, 19.5.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is co-orgnizing the Sub-regional workshop for South Asian Silk Roads Transboundary Serial Nomination and Cultural Landscape Initiatives, 19-21 May, 2021, Kathmandu, Nepal, with the Department of Archaeology (DOA), Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, in close cooperation with the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu, as a follow-up to the three previous sub-regional workshops (1st in September 2014 in Kathmandu, 2nd and 3rd September 2017 and ...
Freitag, 23.4.2021, 21:07
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre expresses its heartfelt sympathy after the fire that, on the morning of 18 April 2021, broke out on the edge of Cape Floral Regional Protected Areas (South Africa), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004.
UNESCO is in contact with the relevant national authorities who will assess the damage and impact of the fires which gutted the Jagger Reading Room in the University of Cape Town's (UCT) library.
The blaze gutted a small part on the ...
Dienstag, 8.6.2021, 07:00
World Oceans Day How Marine World Heritage builds resilience for people and nature
Spread across 37 nations from the tropics to the poles, the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites are among the ocean's most productive waters. Their abundance of marine life is vital to sustain the livelihoods of indigenous communities, local businesses and artists alike.

This year's United Nations World Oceans Day highlights the critical importance of the ocean as a source of life ...
Donnerstag, 6.5.2021, 23:00
To celebrate the sixth edition of African World Heritage Day, on the 5th of May, UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) hosted a webinar under the African Union's (AU) theme for 2021: "Arts, culture and heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want".
The Director of the WHC, Ms Mechtild Rössler, inaugurated the event with an opening address on the resilience of African heritage and local stakeholders in ...
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Montag, 31.5.2021, 15:40
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • History of Black Pharaohs unearthed in northern Sudan
    (details)

  • Evidence of tools used for creating ancient tattoos found in Tennessee
    (details)

  • Ongoing excavations around Tulsa search for victims of Greenwood riots
    (details)

  • Ancient food scraps add evidence to the evolution of Kosher dietary practices
    (details)


Montag, 7.6.2021, 16:01
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Scotland’s Galloway Hoard unveils new mysteries of the Viking Age
    (details)

  • National Guard mobilized to protect Teotihuacan from illegal building
    (details)

  • Piecing together countless fragments of the past, then and now
    (details)

  • Roman graves in England held decapitated victims of harsh legal code
    (details)


Montag, 26.4.2021, 15:53
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Turkish archaeologists discover Roman-era gladiator arena
    (details)

  • Traces of cabin belonging to Harriet Tubman’s father uncovered at Maryland site
    (details)

  • New study shows how humans have sustainably shaped Earth’s ecology for millennia
    (details)

  • Famous “Little Foot” fossil gives greater insight into the divergence from apes in human evolutionary history
    (details)


Montag, 29.3.2021, 17:19
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Study reveals hidden wealth gaps in Maya society
    (details)

  • Database of ancient Texas murals brings fresh research opportunities
    (details)

  • Research suggests that Native Americans tried to help the infamous Donner Party
    (details)

  • A reckoning with African-American remains in US museums
    (details)


Montag, 22.3.2021, 16:21
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Earliest Revolutionary War battlefield in South Carolina is found
    (details)

  • New biblical scroll fragments found in West Bank cave
    (details)

  • Computer recreation of Antikythera Mechanism shows how it tracked the heavens
    (details)

  • Bronze Age burial from Spain yields evidence that women held great power
    (details)
    (more details)


Montag, 15.3.2021, 15:42
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient iron furnace in Cambodia shows danger for Earth’s magnetic field
    (details)

  • New evidence shows early hominids developed better water efficiency than apes
    (details)

  • New insights on why and when ancient women chose to be hunters
    (details)

  • Ancient footprints in Spain give clues to humanity’s relationship with the caves of Ojo Guareña
    (details)


Montag, 17.5.2021, 16:59
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Geology explains the Roman Hell Gate, where animals died in a toxic mist
    (details)

  • As climate change accelerates rock damage, world’s oldest cave art is disappearing
    (details)

  • New study of fossil mouth microbacteria shows evolution of human diet
    (details)

  • Argument over Utah’s Bears Ears area hinges on the meaning of a monument
    (details)


Montag, 3.5.2021, 16:33
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • LIDAR surveys provides new details about Maya civilizations in the northern Yucatán
    (details)

  • X-ray testing reveals Egyptian mummy was a pregnant woman
    (details)

  • Disruptions in Ancestral Puebloan societies attributed to the intersection of climate challenges with social tensions
    (details)

  • First settlers in Iceland built boat-shaped stone hearth in a volcanic cave
    (details)


Montag, 12.4.2021, 16:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hieroglyphic texts reveal the sophistication of Aztec written language
    (details)

  • Multiple lines of evidence suggest early hominids were hypercarnivores
    (details)

  • Cave artists may have risked hypoxia while creating their art deep underground
    (details)

  • Study finds no evidence to support claims of deforestation at Cahokia
    (details)


Montag, 31.5.2021, 15:40
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • History of Black Pharaohs unearthed in northern Sudan
    (details)

  • Evidence of tools used for creating ancient tattoos found in Tennessee
    (details)

  • Ongoing excavations around Tulsa search for victims of Greenwood riots
    (details)

  • Ancient food scraps add evidence to the evolution of Kosher dietary practices
    (details)


Montag, 10.5.2021, 17:23
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • British shilling from 1600s found at colonial fort in Maryland
    (details)

  • Human activity during Holocene linked to extinction of multiple species
    (details)

  • New book on Holbein finds clue to portrait of a wife of Henry the Eighth
    (details)

  • Child’s grave in Kenya thought to be oldest burial in Africa
    (details)


Montag, 22.2.2021, 15:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Dating to First Dynasty, Egyptian beer factory is oldest ever found
    (details)

  • Grindstone with moth remains documents an important Aboriginal food tradition
    (details)

  • Global study of successful societies highlights role of taxes and bureaucracy
    (details)

  • Stalagmite study shows Silk Road didn’t start until megadrought ended
    (details)


Montag, 1.3.2021, 15:57
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • 5,000-year-old burial mounds at Tomaka State Park give insight into Timucua people
    (details)

  • 18th century Bray School for enslaved and free black children to be moved for conservation
    (details)

  • Researchers hope to learn more about Himalayan lake holding over 300 skeletons
    (details)

  • New analysis shows Celtic memorials commemorate saints, not warriors
    (details)


Montag, 5.4.2021, 17:38
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Yemeni coins found in New England were pirated during the 1600s
    (details)

  • Impacts of climate change thought to have impacted spiritual beliefs
    (details)

  • Colorful marble décor intended for Constantine I found in Bulgaria
    (details)

  • Research shows birds were transported across the Andes for hundreds of years
    (details)


Montag, 24.5.2021, 16:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New machine learning method increases the efficiency and accuracy of sorting ancient pot sherds
    (details)

  • Fossil data demonstrate the devastating impact of European colonization on Guadeloupe’s reptile population
    (details)

  • Roman soldier under Vesuvius ash was possibly a rescuer
    (details)

  • Genetic material left behind in caves unlocks new discoveries about Europe’s Neanderthal populations
    (details)


Montag, 8.3.2021, 15:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient ceremonial carriage unearthed near Pompeii
    (details)

  • Sediment cores could reshape what we know about the peopling of the Americas
    (details)

  • Dental X-ray scanner used to read sealed Renaissance Period letters
    (details)

  • Demise of neanderthals no longer thought to have been caused by human competition
    (details)


Montag, 15.2.2021, 16:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hellenistic era theater in Turkey produces scores of terracotta statuettes
    (details)

  • Oldest known Chinese cosmetic cream found in noble tomb
    (details)

  • Venetian beads found in Alaska point to possible pre-colonial trade
    (details)

  • New analysis of an ancient conch shell finds it may be oldest discovered wind instrument
    (details)


Montag, 19.4.2021, 15:50
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Biochemical studies of potsherds reveal oldest evidence of honey use in west Africa
    (details)

  • Sites in Senegal show the long duration of Middle Stone Age culture in West Africa
    (details)

  • Pacific Coast peoples diets consisted of more than salmon
    (details)

  • Scholars contradict recent claims of pre-Columbian cannibalism in the Caribbean
    (details)


Mittwoch, 7.7.2021, 07:00
"World Heritage governance – Being prepared to manage change and continuity”
Site managers of World Heritage sites from around the world are invited to this year's World Heritage Site Managers Forum (WHSMF), held in the occasion of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting.
Applicants from natural, cultural and mixed World Heritage properties are welcome to apply to the fourth edition of this global event. The initiative aims to empower and create opportunities for ...
Dienstag, 18.5.2021, 07:00
In the framework of the UNESCO/Netherlands Funds-in-Trust project "Building capacity in managing World Heritage properties, interconnection of development and heritage preservation in Uzbekistan and Central Asia” the World Heritage Centre (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France) is organizing, in close cooperation with the UNESCO Tashkent Office, a three-day online sub-regional workshop on 18-20 May 2021 on Zoom platform.
The main aim of this sub-regional workshop is to provide necessary ...
Donnerstag, 27.5.2021, 07:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Mittwoch, 5.5.2021, 07:00
African World Heritage Day
May 5th 2021

 "Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want”.
Since the proclamation of African World Heritage Day in 2015 by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, every 5 May, African cultural and natural, tangible and intangible heritage is celebrated across the globe, raising awareness of the benefits of its promotion and preservation, as well as the related challenges the continent faces.
In the face of ...
Montag, 31.5.2021, 17:00
UNESCO is now compensating for all greenhouse gas emissions caused by in-house and outsourced printing services at Headquarters (HQ). To make our print publications ‘carbon neutral', UNESCO has chosen to support the development of a small scale hydropower project near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
While UNESCO is striving to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and overall environmental footprint, some emissions cannot be ...
Montag, 19.4.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to express its sadness at the death of Prof Giorgio Croci, a structural engineer who made an indelible contribution to the support of several iconic World Heritage sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, the Colosseum in Rome and Ethiopia's Axum Obelisk.
Dr Croci studied civil engineering at "La Sapienza” University of Rome, and became a full professor of structural engineering in 1984. In 1995 he became full professor of the chair of ...
Donnerstag, 6.5.2021, 15:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to congratulate one of this year's Frankfurt Conservation Award (Bruno H. Schubert Prize) winners, the highest endowed private environmental prize in Germany - Julia Miranda Londoño, WCPA Deputy Chair and former Director of the Colombian National Parks Authority.
All four winners of the Award have all contributed in their own way to keeping the Amazon rainforest away from the critical 'tipping point'. The largest rainforest on ...
Mittwoch, 2.6.2021, 07:00
Thanks to the generous funding from the UNESCO/Netherlands Funds-in-Trust, "Masterclass on Sustainable Development & World Heritage Conservation in Bangladesh” will be organised by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France) and the UNESCO Dhaka Office, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh, as well as Advisory Bodies of the World Heritage Convention (ICOMOS, ICCROM, ...
Montag, 19.4.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to express its sadness at the death of Prof Giorgio Croci, a structural engineer who made an indelible contribution to the support of several iconic World Heritage sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, the Colosseum in Rome and Ethiopia's Axum Obelisk.
Dr Croci studied civil engineering at "La Sapienza” University of Rome, and became a full professor of structural engineering in 1984. In 1995 he became full professor of the chair of ...
Montag, 31.5.2021, 17:00
UNESCO is now compensating for all greenhouse gas emissions caused by in-house and outsourced printing services at Headquarters (HQ). To make our print publications ‘carbon neutral', UNESCO has chosen to support the development of a small scale hydropower project near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
While UNESCO is striving to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and overall environmental footprint, some emissions cannot be ...
Dienstag, 20.4.2021, 23:00
Call for participants: do you work with heritage places?
ICCROM is seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. This online course is open to:

Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors and other individuals working at a specific heritage place.
Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage. This includes, for example, ...
Mittwoch, 5.5.2021, 21:30
In light of the multiple challenges currently being faced by the African continent, including the impact of climate change, the various ongoing regional armed conflicts and the global COVID-19 pandemic among others, Africans must ensure that their remarkable heritage is able to adapt and thrive in today's environment and build on its strength, creativity and richness to overcome these challenges. In recent times we have witnessed the extent to which the vibrant culture and the ...
Samstag, 8.5.2021, 07:00
The theme for this World Migratory Bird Day is Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a bird!
At the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, we support natural sites around the world in their conservation efforts, which in turn supports animals in maintaining their natural behaviors in healthy habitats.
Bird song is not only enjoyable to listen to, but scientists and site managers can use it to evaluate the health of a forest. In 2020, a study was published by the Area de Conservación Guanacaste (Costa Rica), ...
Freitag, 23.4.2021, 21:07
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre expresses its heartfelt sympathy after the fire that, on the morning of 18 April 2021, broke out on the edge of Cape Floral Regional Protected Area (South Africa), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004.
UNESCO is in contact with the relevant national authorities who will assess the damage and impact of the fires which gutted the Jagger Reading Room in the University of Cape Town's (UCT) library.
The blaze gutted a small part on the ...
Donnerstag, 6.5.2021, 23:00
To celebrate the sixth edition of African World Heritage Day, on the 5th of May, UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) hosted a webinar under the African Union's (AU) theme for 2021: "Arts, culture and heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want".
The Director of the WHC, Ms Mechtild Rössler, inaugurated the event with an opening address on the resilience of African heritage and local stakeholders in ...
Freitag, 4.6.2021, 23:00
This year's World Environment Day will launch and focus on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a global rallying cry to heal our planet.
Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change ...
Freitag, 21.5.2021, 07:00
This unique fund brings together public and private donors for a common goal: better protection of nature in order to safeguard some of the most important areas on earth, including natural World Heritage sites.
The Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) aims to address one of the main bottlenecks for the conservation of globally significant protected areas located in the developing world: the lack of a secured funding source to cover basic management and protection costs. Often these protected areas ...
Mittwoch, 5.5.2021, 17:00
The African continent is universally recognised for its cultural and natural diversity and for the richness of its arts. Expressed through its arts, crafts, clothing, cuisine, music, and languages, the wealth of African culture serves as a catalyst for the socio-economic development of the African continent.
As the sole United Nations agency with a mandate in the field of culture, UNESCO is uniquely positioned to support culture-related policies and design, develop and implement cultural ...
Freitag, 16.4.2021, 15:00
In 1982, UNESCO's General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.
The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on ...
Freitag, 21.5.2021, 07:00
This unique fund brings together public and private donors for a common goal: better protection of nature in order to safeguard some of the most important areas on earth, including natural World Heritage sites.
The Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) aims to address one of the main bottlenecks for the conservation of globally significant protected areas located in the developing world: the lack of a secured funding source to cover basic management and protection costs. Often these protected areas ...
Mittwoch, 2.6.2021, 18:00
The German Commission for UNESCO herewith invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for projects that help them to overcome an existing impairment caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Up to 20,000 Euro financial support will be provided to selected projects.
By providing financial and technical support to UNESCO World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves in Africa, the German Commission for UNESCO aims at helping to maintain independent and ...
Freitag, 21.5.2021, 07:00
International Day for Biological Diversity 2021 is being celebrated under the slogan: "We're part of the solution #ForNature".
This theme was chosen to be a continuation of the momentum generated last year under the over-arching theme, "Our solutions are in nature”, which served as a reminder that biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable ...
Freitag, 21.5.2021, 07:00
International Day for Biological Diversity 2021 is being celebrated under the slogan: "We're part of the solution #ForNature".
This theme was chosen to be a continuation of the momentum generated last year under the over-arching theme, "Our solutions are in nature”, which served as a reminder that biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable ...
Mittwoch, 2.6.2021, 18:00
The German Commission for UNESCO herewith invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for projects that help them to overcome an existing impairment caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Up to 20,000 Euro financial support will be provided to selected projects.
By providing financial and technical support to UNESCO World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves in Africa, the German Commission for UNESCO aims at helping to maintain independent and ...
Montag, 17.5.2021, 07:00
Cities and urban settlements are growing exponentially everywhere. According to the studies on population distribution by the United Nations, the number of people living in urban areas is expected to reach 68% of the world's population by 2050. In particular, the Mediterranean region is among the most densely populated areas around a sea in the world, with a population that has doubled over the past 40 years reaching 512 million in 2018, and it is expected to grow by an additional 182 ...
Mittwoch, 5.5.2021, 07:00
African World Heritage Day
May 5th 2021

 "Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want”.
Since the proclamation of African World Heritage Day in 2015 by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, every 5 May, African cultural and natural, tangible and intangible heritage is celebrated across the globe, raising awareness of the benefits of its promotion and preservation, as well as the related challenges the continent faces.
In the face of ...
Mittwoch, 2.6.2021, 07:00
Thanks to the generous funding from the UNESCO/Netherlands Funds-in-Trust, "Masterclass on Sustainable Development & World Heritage Conservation in Bangladesh” will be organised by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France) and the UNESCO Dhaka Office, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh, as well as Advisory Bodies of the World Heritage Convention (ICOMOS, ICCROM, ...
Mittwoch, 21.4.2021, 17:00
Earth Day is an annual event held on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on 22 April 1970, the history of the Day traces back to UNESCO.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on 21 March 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned ...
Dienstag, 8.6.2021, 07:00
World Oceans Day How Marine World Heritage builds resilience for people and nature
Spread across 37 nations from the tropics to the poles, the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites are among the ocean's most productive waters. Their abundance of marine life is vital to sustain the livelihoods of indigenous communities, local businesses and artists alike.

This year's United Nations World Oceans Day highlights the critical importance of the ocean as a source of life ...
Dienstag, 8.6.2021, 07:00
World Oceans Day How Marine World Heritage builds resilience for people and nature
Spread across 37 nations from the tropics to the poles, the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites are among the ocean's most productive waters. Their abundance of marine life is vital to sustain the livelihoods of indigenous communities, local businesses and artists alike.

This year's United Nations World Oceans Day highlights the critical importance of the ocean as a source of life ...
Freitag, 4.6.2021, 23:00
This year's World Environment Day will launch and focus on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a global rallying cry to heal our planet.
Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change ...
Donnerstag, 29.4.2021, 18:00
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has condemned the armed attack on an anti-poaching patrol that claimed three civilian lives, including those of Spanish journalists Roberto Fraile and David Beriain, in the Arly National Park – a UNESCO biosphere reserve and World Heritage site – in the east of Burkina Faso on 27 April. 
"I condemn the murders of Spanish journalists David Beriain and Roberto Fraile as well as that of Irish anti-poaching activist Rory Young”, ...
Mittwoch, 19.5.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is co-orgnizing the Sub-regional workshop for South Asian Silk Roads Transboundary Serial Nomination and Cultural Landscape Initiatives, 19-21 May, 2021, Kathmandu, Nepal, with the Department of Archaeology (DOA), Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, in close cooperation with the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu, as a follow-up to the three previous sub-regional workshops (1st in September 2014 in Kathmandu, 2nd and 3rd September 2017 and ...
Samstag, 8.5.2021, 07:00
The theme for this World Migratory Bird Day is Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a bird!
At the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, we support natural sites around the world in their conservation efforts, which in turn supports animals in maintaining their natural behaviors in healthy habitats.
Bird song is not only enjoyable to listen to, but scientists and site managers can use it to evaluate the health of a forest. In 2020, a study was published by the Area de Conservación Guanacaste (Costa Rica), ...
Freitag, 16.4.2021, 15:00
In 1982, UNESCO's General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.
The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on ...
Mittwoch, 21.4.2021, 17:00
Earth Day is an annual event held on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on 22 April 1970, the history of the Day traces back to UNESCO.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on 21 March 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned ...
Montag, 26.4.2021, 07:00
Climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time and its impact on World Heritage properties is more evident than ever. How can Earth observation data and tools support and promote actions to improve heritage protection, particularly in urban areas?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre with the Greek GEO Office is launching the new GEO Urban Heritage Climate Observatory (UHCO) Community Activity on 26 April, 12:00 ...
Samstag, 17.7.2021, 16:30
In order to strengthen its role as an international exchange platform for heritage education, the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP) is announcing a global call for Innovative Case Studies on World Heritage Education. The aim is to select outstanding cases which exemplify innovative approaches to World Heritage education on a global scale, to share and present these good practices to the widest ...
Donnerstag, 27.5.2021, 07:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Mittwoch, 7.7.2021, 07:00
"World Heritage governance – Being prepared to manage change and continuity”The People's Republic of China, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM and IUCN, in close cooperation with ICOMOS, are delighted to announce that the fourth edition of the World Heritage Site Managers' Forum will be organized within the framework of the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee, with the theme: World Heritage governance – Being prepared to manage change and ...
Donnerstag, 29.4.2021, 18:00
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has condemned the armed attack on an anti-poaching patrol that claimed three civilian lives, including those of Spanish journalists Roberto Fraile and David Beriain, in the Arly National Park – a UNESCO biosphere reserve and World Heritage site – in the east of Burkina Faso on 27 April. 
"I condemn the murders of Spanish journalists David Beriain and Roberto Fraile as well as that of Irish anti-poaching activist Rory Young”, ...
Freitag, 4.6.2021, 07:00
There is only one Earth, not one planet for nature and another for humans. However, it seems our planet is being treated as a back-drop in most people's lives. The Covid-19 pandemic is a reminder that all living beings are interdependent, including humans. If one part of the system changes, it impacts on us all. We have the opportunity to reorient our societies, our mindsets and economies to secure a sustainable way.
Programme – 2 x 45 minutes
Friday 4/06/21 | from noon to 12.45 p.m. ...
Donnerstag, 6.5.2021, 23:00
To celebrate the sixth edition of African World Heritage Day, on the 5th of May, UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) hosted a webinar under the African Union's (AU) theme for 2021: "Arts, culture and heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want".
The Director of the WHC, Ms Mechtild Rössler, inaugurated the event with an opening address on the resilience of African heritage and local stakeholders in ...
Mittwoch, 12.5.2021, 07:00
World Heritage Young Professionals Fora are among the flagship activities of the World Heritage Education Programme, serving as a platform for bringing young professionals and heritage experts together to foster intercultural learning and exchange, to debate about common concerns and to discover new roles for themselves in heritage conservation.
As an integral part of the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee (Fuzhou (China)/Online, 2021), and within the framework of the ...
Donnerstag, 6.5.2021, 15:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to congratulate one of this year's Frankfurt Conservation Award (Bruno H. Schubert Prize) winners, the highest endowed private environmental prize in Germany - Julia Miranda Londoño, WCPA Deputy Chair and former Director of the Colombian National Parks Authority.
All four winners of the Award have all contributed in their own way to keeping the Amazon rainforest away from the critical 'tipping point'. The largest rainforest on ...
Samstag, 17.7.2021, 16:30
In order to strengthen its role as an international exchange platform for heritage education, the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP) is announcing a global call for Innovative Case Studies on World Heritage Education. The aim is to select outstanding cases which exemplify innovative approaches to World Heritage education on a global scale, to share and present these good practices to the widest ...
Dienstag, 20.4.2021, 23:00
Call for participants: do you work with heritage places?
ICCROM is seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. This online course is open to:

Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors and other individuals working at a specific heritage place.
Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage. This includes, for example, those ...
Mittwoch, 12.5.2021, 07:00
World Heritage Young Professionals Fora are among the flagship activities of the World Heritage Education Programme, serving as a platform for bringing young professionals and heritage experts together to foster intercultural learning and exchange, to debate about common concerns and to discover new roles for themselves in heritage conservation.
As an integral part of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee (Fuzhou (China)/Online, 2021), and within the framework of the UNESCO World ...
Freitag, 23.4.2021, 21:07
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre expresses its heartfelt sympathy after the fire that, on the morning of 18 April 2021, broke out on the edge of Cape Floral Regional Protected Areas (South Africa), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004.
UNESCO is in contact with the relevant national authorities who will assess the damage and impact of the fires which gutted the Jagger Reading Room in the University of Cape Town's (UCT) library.
The blaze gutted a small part on the ...
Mittwoch, 23.6.2021, 07:00
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape

The HUL Anniversary Event not only marks the start of the 2021 celebration but serves as a catalyst for greater adoptions of the HUL approach.
Serving as a platform to share lessons learned from COVID-19 and to resume discussions on the future of urban management, topics such as public space, renovations, tourism, infrastructure and livelihoods will be explored. The Recommendation will ...
Weltkulturerbe
Donnerstag, 27.5.2021, 07:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Montag, 26.4.2021, 07:00
Climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time and its impact on World Heritage properties is more evident than ever. How can Earth observation data and tools support and promote actions to improve heritage protection, particularly in urban areas?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre with the Greek GEO Office is launching the new GEO Urban Heritage Climate Observatory (UHCO) Community Activity on 26 April, 12:00 ...
Samstag, 17.7.2021, 16:30
In order to strengthen its role as an international exchange platform for heritage education, the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP) is announcing a global call for Innovative Case Studies on World Heritage Education. The aim is to select outstanding cases which exemplify innovative approaches to World Heritage education on a global scale, to share and present these good practices to the widest ...
Mittwoch, 19.5.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is co-orgnizing the Sub-regional workshop for South Asian Silk Roads Transboundary Serial Nomination and Cultural Landscape Initiatives, 19-21 May, 2021, Kathmandu, Nepal, with the Department of Archaeology (DOA), Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, in close cooperation with the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu, as a follow-up to the three previous sub-regional workshops (1st in September 2014 in Kathmandu, 2nd and 3rd September 2017 and ...
Freitag, 4.6.2021, 23:00
This year's World Environment Day will launch and focus on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a global rallying cry to heal our planet.
Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change ...
Donnerstag, 6.5.2021, 15:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to congratulate one of this year's Frankfurt Conservation Award (Bruno H. Schubert Prize) winners, the highest endowed private environmental prize in Germany - Julia Miranda Londoño, WCPA Deputy Chair and former Director of the Colombian National Parks Authority.
All four winners of the Award have all contributed in their own way to keeping the Amazon rainforest away from the critical 'tipping point'. The largest rainforest on ...
Freitag, 21.5.2021, 07:00
International Day for Biological Diversity 2021 is being celebrated under the slogan: "We're part of the solution #ForNature".
This theme was chosen to be a continuation of the momentum generated last year under the over-arching theme, "Our solutions are in nature”, which served as a reminder that biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable ...
Montag, 19.4.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to express its sadness at the death of Prof Giorgio Croci, a structural engineer who made an indelible contribution to the support of several iconic World Heritage sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, the Colosseum in Rome and Ethiopia's Axum Obelisk.
Dr Croci studied civil engineering at "La Sapienza” University of Rome, and became a full professor of structural engineering in 1984. In 1995 he became full professor of the chair of ...
Dienstag, 20.4.2021, 23:00
Call for participants: do you work with heritage places?
ICCROM is seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. This online course is open to:

Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors and other individuals working at a specific heritage place.
Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage. This includes, for example, those ...
Mittwoch, 12.5.2021, 07:00
World Heritage Young Professionals Fora are among the flagship activities of the World Heritage Education Programme, serving as a platform for bringing young professionals and heritage experts together to foster intercultural learning and exchange, to debate about common concerns and to discover new roles for themselves in heritage conservation.
As an integral part of the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee (Fuzhou (China)/Online, 2021), and within the framework of the ...
Montag, 31.5.2021, 17:00
UNESCO is now compensating for all greenhouse gas emissions caused by in-house and outsourced printing services at Headquarters (HQ). To make our print publications ‘carbon neutral', UNESCO has chosen to support the development of a small scale hydropower project near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
While UNESCO is striving to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and overall environmental footprint, some emissions cannot be ...
Mittwoch, 2.6.2021, 07:00
Thanks to the generous funding from the UNESCO/Netherlands Funds-in-Trust, "Masterclass on Sustainable Development & World Heritage Conservation in Bangladesh” will be organised by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France) and the UNESCO Dhaka Office, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh, as well as Advisory Bodies of the World Heritage Convention (ICOMOS, ICCROM, ...
Mittwoch, 5.5.2021, 07:00
African World Heritage Day
May 5th 2021

 "Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want”.
Since the proclamation of African World Heritage Day in 2015 by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, every 5 May, African cultural and natural, tangible and intangible heritage is celebrated across the globe, raising awareness of the benefits of its promotion and preservation, as well as the related challenges the continent faces.
In the face of ...
Freitag, 16.4.2021, 15:00
In 1982, UNESCO's General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.
The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on ...
Samstag, 8.5.2021, 07:00
The theme for this World Migratory Bird Day is Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a bird!
At the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, we support natural sites around the world in their conservation efforts, which in turn supports animals in maintaining their natural behaviors in healthy habitats.
Bird song is not only enjoyable to listen to, but scientists and site managers can use it to evaluate the health of a forest. In 2020, a study was published by the Area de Conservación Guanacaste (Costa Rica), ...
Freitag, 23.4.2021, 21:07
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre expresses its heartfelt sympathy after the fire that, on the morning of 18 April 2021, broke out on the edge of Cape Floral Regional Protected Areas (South Africa), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004.
UNESCO is in contact with the relevant national authorities who will assess the damage and impact of the fires which gutted the Jagger Reading Room in the University of Cape Town's (UCT) library.
The blaze gutted a small part on the ...
Samstag, 8.5.2021, 07:00
The theme for this World Migratory Bird Day is Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a bird!
At the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, we support natural sites around the world in their conservation efforts, which in turn supports animals in maintaining their natural behaviors in healthy habitats.
Bird song is not only enjoyable to listen to, but scientists and site managers can use it to evaluate the health of a forest. In 2020, a study was published by the Area de Conservación Guanacaste (Costa Rica), ...
Freitag, 4.6.2021, 23:00
This year's World Environment Day will launch and focus on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a global rallying cry to heal our planet.
Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change ...
Dienstag, 20.4.2021, 23:00
Call for participants: do you work with heritage places?
ICCROM is seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. This online course is open to:

Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors and other individuals working at a specific heritage place.
Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage. This includes, for example, ...
Donnerstag, 29.4.2021, 18:00
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has condemned the armed attack on an anti-poaching patrol that claimed three civilian lives, including those of Spanish journalists Roberto Fraile and David Beriain, in the Arly National Park – a UNESCO biosphere reserve and World Heritage site – in the east of Burkina Faso on 27 April. 
"I condemn the murders of Spanish journalists David Beriain and Roberto Fraile as well as that of Irish anti-poaching activist Rory Young”, ...
Dienstag, 18.5.2021, 07:00
In the framework of the UNESCO/Netherlands Funds-in-Trust project "Building capacity in managing World Heritage properties, interconnection of development and heritage preservation in Uzbekistan and Central Asia” the World Heritage Centre (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France) is organizing, in close cooperation with the UNESCO Tashkent Office, a three-day online sub-regional workshop on 18-20 May 2021 on Zoom platform.
The main aim of this sub-regional workshop is to provide necessary ...
Mittwoch, 5.5.2021, 07:00
African World Heritage Day
May 5th 2021

 "Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want”.
Since the proclamation of African World Heritage Day in 2015 by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, every 5 May, African cultural and natural, tangible and intangible heritage is celebrated across the globe, raising awareness of the benefits of its promotion and preservation, as well as the related challenges the continent faces.
In the face of ...
Mittwoch, 21.4.2021, 17:00
Earth Day is an annual event held on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on 22 April 1970, the history of the Day traces back to UNESCO.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on 21 March 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned ...
Mittwoch, 12.5.2021, 07:00
World Heritage Young Professionals Fora are among the flagship activities of the World Heritage Education Programme, serving as a platform for bringing young professionals and heritage experts together to foster intercultural learning and exchange, to debate about common concerns and to discover new roles for themselves in heritage conservation.
As an integral part of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee (Fuzhou (China)/Online, 2021), and within the framework of the UNESCO World ...
Donnerstag, 6.5.2021, 23:00
To celebrate the sixth edition of African World Heritage Day, on the 5th of May, UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) hosted a webinar under the African Union's (AU) theme for 2021: "Arts, culture and heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want".
The Director of the WHC, Ms Mechtild Rössler, inaugurated the event with an opening address on the resilience of African heritage and local stakeholders in ...
Mittwoch, 2.6.2021, 18:00
The German Commission for UNESCO herewith invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for projects that help them to overcome an existing impairment caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Up to 20,000 Euro financial support will be provided to selected projects.
By providing financial and technical support to UNESCO World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves in Africa, the German Commission for UNESCO aims at helping to maintain independent and ...
Samstag, 17.7.2021, 16:30
In order to strengthen its role as an international exchange platform for heritage education, the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP) is announcing a global call for Innovative Case Studies on World Heritage Education. The aim is to select outstanding cases which exemplify innovative approaches to World Heritage education on a global scale, to share and present these good practices to the widest ...
Freitag, 21.5.2021, 07:00
International Day for Biological Diversity 2021 is being celebrated under the slogan: "We're part of the solution #ForNature".
This theme was chosen to be a continuation of the momentum generated last year under the over-arching theme, "Our solutions are in nature”, which served as a reminder that biodiversity remains the answer to several sustainable development challenges. From nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security, and sustainable ...
Mittwoch, 2.6.2021, 07:00
Thanks to the generous funding from the UNESCO/Netherlands Funds-in-Trust, "Masterclass on Sustainable Development & World Heritage Conservation in Bangladesh” will be organised by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France) and the UNESCO Dhaka Office, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh, as well as Advisory Bodies of the World Heritage Convention (ICOMOS, ICCROM, ...
Donnerstag, 6.5.2021, 15:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to congratulate one of this year's Frankfurt Conservation Award (Bruno H. Schubert Prize) winners, the highest endowed private environmental prize in Germany - Julia Miranda Londoño, WCPA Deputy Chair and former Director of the Colombian National Parks Authority.
All four winners of the Award have all contributed in their own way to keeping the Amazon rainforest away from the critical 'tipping point'. The largest rainforest on ...
Mittwoch, 2.6.2021, 18:00
The German Commission for UNESCO herewith invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for projects that help them to overcome an existing impairment caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Up to 20,000 Euro financial support will be provided to selected projects.
By providing financial and technical support to UNESCO World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves in Africa, the German Commission for UNESCO aims at helping to maintain independent and ...
Mittwoch, 21.4.2021, 17:00
Earth Day is an annual event held on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on 22 April 1970, the history of the Day traces back to UNESCO.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on 21 March 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned ...
Freitag, 21.5.2021, 07:00
This unique fund brings together public and private donors for a common goal: better protection of nature in order to safeguard some of the most important areas on earth, including natural World Heritage sites.
The Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) aims to address one of the main bottlenecks for the conservation of globally significant protected areas located in the developing world: the lack of a secured funding source to cover basic management and protection costs. Often these protected areas ...
Dienstag, 8.6.2021, 07:00
World Oceans Day How Marine World Heritage builds resilience for people and nature
Spread across 37 nations from the tropics to the poles, the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites are among the ocean's most productive waters. Their abundance of marine life is vital to sustain the livelihoods of indigenous communities, local businesses and artists alike.

This year's United Nations World Oceans Day highlights the critical importance of the ocean as a source of life ...
Mittwoch, 5.5.2021, 21:30
In light of the multiple challenges currently being faced by the African continent, including the impact of climate change, the various ongoing regional armed conflicts and the global COVID-19 pandemic among others, Africans must ensure that their remarkable heritage is able to adapt and thrive in today's environment and build on its strength, creativity and richness to overcome these challenges. In recent times we have witnessed the extent to which the vibrant culture and the ...
Freitag, 21.5.2021, 07:00
This unique fund brings together public and private donors for a common goal: better protection of nature in order to safeguard some of the most important areas on earth, including natural World Heritage sites.
The Legacy Landscapes Fund (LLF) aims to address one of the main bottlenecks for the conservation of globally significant protected areas located in the developing world: the lack of a secured funding source to cover basic management and protection costs. Often these protected areas ...
Montag, 31.5.2021, 17:00
UNESCO is now compensating for all greenhouse gas emissions caused by in-house and outsourced printing services at Headquarters (HQ). To make our print publications ‘carbon neutral', UNESCO has chosen to support the development of a small scale hydropower project near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
While UNESCO is striving to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and overall environmental footprint, some emissions cannot be ...
Montag, 19.4.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to express its sadness at the death of Prof Giorgio Croci, a structural engineer who made an indelible contribution to the support of several iconic World Heritage sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, the Colosseum in Rome and Ethiopia's Axum Obelisk.
Dr Croci studied civil engineering at "La Sapienza” University of Rome, and became a full professor of structural engineering in 1984. In 1995 he became full professor of the chair of ...
Mittwoch, 7.7.2021, 07:00
"World Heritage governance – Being prepared to manage change and continuity”The People's Republic of China, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM and IUCN, in close cooperation with ICOMOS, are delighted to announce that the fourth edition of the World Heritage Site Managers' Forum will be organized within the framework of the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee, with the theme: World Heritage governance – Being prepared to manage change and ...
Freitag, 23.4.2021, 21:07
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre expresses its heartfelt sympathy after the fire that, on the morning of 18 April 2021, broke out on the edge of Cape Floral Regional Protected Area (South Africa), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004.
UNESCO is in contact with the relevant national authorities who will assess the damage and impact of the fires which gutted the Jagger Reading Room in the University of Cape Town's (UCT) library.
The blaze gutted a small part on the ...
Donnerstag, 29.4.2021, 18:00
UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has condemned the armed attack on an anti-poaching patrol that claimed three civilian lives, including those of Spanish journalists Roberto Fraile and David Beriain, in the Arly National Park – a UNESCO biosphere reserve and World Heritage site – in the east of Burkina Faso on 27 April. 
"I condemn the murders of Spanish journalists David Beriain and Roberto Fraile as well as that of Irish anti-poaching activist Rory Young”, ...
Mittwoch, 7.7.2021, 07:00
"World Heritage governance – Being prepared to manage change and continuity”
Site managers of World Heritage sites from around the world are invited to this year's World Heritage Site Managers Forum (WHSMF), held in the occasion of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting.
Applicants from natural, cultural and mixed World Heritage properties are welcome to apply to the fourth edition of this global event. The initiative aims to empower and create opportunities for ...
Montag, 17.5.2021, 07:00
Cities and urban settlements are growing exponentially everywhere. According to the studies on population distribution by the United Nations, the number of people living in urban areas is expected to reach 68% of the world's population by 2050. In particular, the Mediterranean region is among the most densely populated areas around a sea in the world, with a population that has doubled over the past 40 years reaching 512 million in 2018, and it is expected to grow by an additional 182 ...
Mittwoch, 5.5.2021, 17:00
The African continent is universally recognised for its cultural and natural diversity and for the richness of its arts. Expressed through its arts, crafts, clothing, cuisine, music, and languages, the wealth of African culture serves as a catalyst for the socio-economic development of the African continent.
As the sole United Nations agency with a mandate in the field of culture, UNESCO is uniquely positioned to support culture-related policies and design, develop and implement cultural ...
Donnerstag, 27.5.2021, 07:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Mittwoch, 23.6.2021, 07:00
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape

The HUL Anniversary Event not only marks the start of the 2021 celebration but serves as a catalyst for greater adoptions of the HUL approach.
Serving as a platform to share lessons learned from COVID-19 and to resume discussions on the future of urban management, topics such as public space, renovations, tourism, infrastructure and livelihoods will be explored. The Recommendation will ...
Freitag, 4.6.2021, 07:00
There is only one Earth, not one planet for nature and another for humans. However, it seems our planet is being treated as a back-drop in most people's lives. The Covid-19 pandemic is a reminder that all living beings are interdependent, including humans. If one part of the system changes, it impacts on us all. We have the opportunity to reorient our societies, our mindsets and economies to secure a sustainable way.
Programme – 2 x 45 minutes
Friday 4/06/21 | from noon to 12.45 p.m. ...
Dienstag, 8.6.2021, 07:00
World Oceans Day How Marine World Heritage builds resilience for people and nature
Spread across 37 nations from the tropics to the poles, the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites are among the ocean's most productive waters. Their abundance of marine life is vital to sustain the livelihoods of indigenous communities, local businesses and artists alike.

This year's United Nations World Oceans Day highlights the critical importance of the ocean as a source of life ...
Donnerstag, 6.5.2021, 23:00
To celebrate the sixth edition of African World Heritage Day, on the 5th of May, UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) hosted a webinar under the African Union's (AU) theme for 2021: "Arts, culture and heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want".
The Director of the WHC, Ms Mechtild Rössler, inaugurated the event with an opening address on the resilience of African heritage and local stakeholders in ...
Freitag, 16.4.2021, 15:00
In 1982, UNESCO's General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.
The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on ...
Montag, 10.5.2021, 17:23
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • British shilling from 1600s found at colonial fort in Maryland
    (details)

  • Human activity during Holocene linked to extinction of multiple species
    (details)

  • New book on Holbein finds clue to portrait of a wife of Henry the Eighth
    (details)

  • Child’s grave in Kenya thought to be oldest burial in Africa
    (details)


Montag, 31.5.2021, 15:40
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • History of Black Pharaohs unearthed in northern Sudan
    (details)

  • Evidence of tools used for creating ancient tattoos found in Tennessee
    (details)

  • Ongoing excavations around Tulsa search for victims of Greenwood riots
    (details)

  • Ancient food scraps add evidence to the evolution of Kosher dietary practices
    (details)


Montag, 26.4.2021, 15:53
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Turkish archaeologists discover Roman-era gladiator arena
    (details)

  • Traces of cabin belonging to Harriet Tubman’s father uncovered at Maryland site
    (details)

  • New study shows how humans have sustainably shaped Earth’s ecology for millennia
    (details)

  • Famous “Little Foot” fossil gives greater insight into the divergence from apes in human evolutionary history
    (details)


Montag, 8.3.2021, 15:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient ceremonial carriage unearthed near Pompeii
    (details)

  • Sediment cores could reshape what we know about the peopling of the Americas
    (details)

  • Dental X-ray scanner used to read sealed Renaissance Period letters
    (details)

  • Demise of neanderthals no longer thought to have been caused by human competition
    (details)


Montag, 19.4.2021, 15:50
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Biochemical studies of potsherds reveal oldest evidence of honey use in west Africa
    (details)

  • Sites in Senegal show the long duration of Middle Stone Age culture in West Africa
    (details)

  • Pacific Coast peoples diets consisted of more than salmon
    (details)

  • Scholars contradict recent claims of pre-Columbian cannibalism in the Caribbean
    (details)


Montag, 7.6.2021, 16:01
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Scotland’s Galloway Hoard unveils new mysteries of the Viking Age
    (details)

  • National Guard mobilized to protect Teotihuacan from illegal building
    (details)

  • Piecing together countless fragments of the past, then and now
    (details)

  • Roman graves in England held decapitated victims of harsh legal code
    (details)


Montag, 5.4.2021, 17:38
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Yemeni coins found in New England were pirated during the 1600s
    (details)

  • Impacts of climate change thought to have impacted spiritual beliefs
    (details)

  • Colorful marble décor intended for Constantine I found in Bulgaria
    (details)

  • Research shows birds were transported across the Andes for hundreds of years
    (details)


Montag, 17.5.2021, 16:59
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Geology explains the Roman Hell Gate, where animals died in a toxic mist
    (details)

  • As climate change accelerates rock damage, world’s oldest cave art is disappearing
    (details)

  • New study of fossil mouth microbacteria shows evolution of human diet
    (details)

  • Argument over Utah’s Bears Ears area hinges on the meaning of a monument
    (details)


Montag, 31.5.2021, 15:40
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • History of Black Pharaohs unearthed in northern Sudan
    (details)

  • Evidence of tools used for creating ancient tattoos found in Tennessee
    (details)

  • Ongoing excavations around Tulsa search for victims of Greenwood riots
    (details)

  • Ancient food scraps add evidence to the evolution of Kosher dietary practices
    (details)


Montag, 12.4.2021, 16:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hieroglyphic texts reveal the sophistication of Aztec written language
    (details)

  • Multiple lines of evidence suggest early hominids were hypercarnivores
    (details)

  • Cave artists may have risked hypoxia while creating their art deep underground
    (details)

  • Study finds no evidence to support claims of deforestation at Cahokia
    (details)


Montag, 24.5.2021, 16:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New machine learning method increases the efficiency and accuracy of sorting ancient pot sherds
    (details)

  • Fossil data demonstrate the devastating impact of European colonization on Guadeloupe’s reptile population
    (details)

  • Roman soldier under Vesuvius ash was possibly a rescuer
    (details)

  • Genetic material left behind in caves unlocks new discoveries about Europe’s Neanderthal populations
    (details)


Montag, 22.3.2021, 16:21
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Earliest Revolutionary War battlefield in South Carolina is found
    (details)

  • New biblical scroll fragments found in West Bank cave
    (details)

  • Computer recreation of Antikythera Mechanism shows how it tracked the heavens
    (details)

  • Bronze Age burial from Spain yields evidence that women held great power
    (details)
    (more details)


Montag, 15.3.2021, 15:42
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient iron furnace in Cambodia shows danger for Earth’s magnetic field
    (details)

  • New evidence shows early hominids developed better water efficiency than apes
    (details)

  • New insights on why and when ancient women chose to be hunters
    (details)

  • Ancient footprints in Spain give clues to humanity’s relationship with the caves of Ojo Guareña
    (details)


Montag, 22.2.2021, 15:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Dating to First Dynasty, Egyptian beer factory is oldest ever found
    (details)

  • Grindstone with moth remains documents an important Aboriginal food tradition
    (details)

  • Global study of successful societies highlights role of taxes and bureaucracy
    (details)

  • Stalagmite study shows Silk Road didn’t start until megadrought ended
    (details)


Montag, 3.5.2021, 16:33
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • LIDAR surveys provides new details about Maya civilizations in the northern Yucatán
    (details)

  • X-ray testing reveals Egyptian mummy was a pregnant woman
    (details)

  • Disruptions in Ancestral Puebloan societies attributed to the intersection of climate challenges with social tensions
    (details)

  • First settlers in Iceland built boat-shaped stone hearth in a volcanic cave
    (details)


Montag, 1.3.2021, 15:57
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • 5,000-year-old burial mounds at Tomaka State Park give insight into Timucua people
    (details)

  • 18th century Bray School for enslaved and free black children to be moved for conservation
    (details)

  • Researchers hope to learn more about Himalayan lake holding over 300 skeletons
    (details)

  • New analysis shows Celtic memorials commemorate saints, not warriors
    (details)


Montag, 15.2.2021, 16:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hellenistic era theater in Turkey produces scores of terracotta statuettes
    (details)

  • Oldest known Chinese cosmetic cream found in noble tomb
    (details)

  • Venetian beads found in Alaska point to possible pre-colonial trade
    (details)

  • New analysis of an ancient conch shell finds it may be oldest discovered wind instrument
    (details)


Montag, 29.3.2021, 17:19
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Study reveals hidden wealth gaps in Maya society
    (details)

  • Database of ancient Texas murals brings fresh research opportunities
    (details)

  • Research suggests that Native Americans tried to help the infamous Donner Party
    (details)

  • A reckoning with African-American remains in US museums
    (details)


Central Asia Trade
Montag, 8.3.2021, 15:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient ceremonial carriage unearthed near Pompeii
    (details)

  • Sediment cores could reshape what we know about the peopling of the Americas
    (details)

  • Dental X-ray scanner used to read sealed Renaissance Period letters
    (details)

  • Demise of neanderthals no longer thought to have been caused by human competition
    (details)


Montag, 3.5.2021, 16:33
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • LIDAR surveys provides new details about Maya civilizations in the northern Yucatán
    (details)

  • X-ray testing reveals Egyptian mummy was a pregnant woman
    (details)

  • Disruptions in Ancestral Puebloan societies attributed to the intersection of climate challenges with social tensions
    (details)

  • First settlers in Iceland built boat-shaped stone hearth in a volcanic cave
    (details)


Montag, 31.5.2021, 15:40
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • History of Black Pharaohs unearthed in northern Sudan
    (details)

  • Evidence of tools used for creating ancient tattoos found in Tennessee
    (details)

  • Ongoing excavations around Tulsa search for victims of Greenwood riots
    (details)

  • Ancient food scraps add evidence to the evolution of Kosher dietary practices
    (details)


Montag, 29.3.2021, 17:19
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Study reveals hidden wealth gaps in Maya society
    (details)

  • Database of ancient Texas murals brings fresh research opportunities
    (details)

  • Research suggests that Native Americans tried to help the infamous Donner Party
    (details)

  • A reckoning with African-American remains in US museums
    (details)


Montag, 10.5.2021, 17:23
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • British shilling from 1600s found at colonial fort in Maryland
    (details)

  • Human activity during Holocene linked to extinction of multiple species
    (details)

  • New book on Holbein finds clue to portrait of a wife of Henry the Eighth
    (details)

  • Child’s grave in Kenya thought to be oldest burial in Africa
    (details)


Montag, 1.3.2021, 15:57
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • 5,000-year-old burial mounds at Tomaka State Park give insight into Timucua people
    (details)

  • 18th century Bray School for enslaved and free black children to be moved for conservation
    (details)

  • Researchers hope to learn more about Himalayan lake holding over 300 skeletons
    (details)

  • New analysis shows Celtic memorials commemorate saints, not warriors
    (details)


Montag, 22.2.2021, 15:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Dating to First Dynasty, Egyptian beer factory is oldest ever found
    (details)

  • Grindstone with moth remains documents an important Aboriginal food tradition
    (details)

  • Global study of successful societies highlights role of taxes and bureaucracy
    (details)

  • Stalagmite study shows Silk Road didn’t start until megadrought ended
    (details)


Montag, 7.6.2021, 16:01
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Scotland’s Galloway Hoard unveils new mysteries of the Viking Age
    (details)

  • National Guard mobilized to protect Teotihuacan from illegal building
    (details)

  • Piecing together countless fragments of the past, then and now
    (details)

  • Roman graves in England held decapitated victims of harsh legal code
    (details)


Montag, 15.3.2021, 15:42
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient iron furnace in Cambodia shows danger for Earth’s magnetic field
    (details)

  • New evidence shows early hominids developed better water efficiency than apes
    (details)

  • New insights on why and when ancient women chose to be hunters
    (details)

  • Ancient footprints in Spain give clues to humanity’s relationship with the caves of Ojo Guareña
    (details)


Montag, 5.4.2021, 17:38
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Yemeni coins found in New England were pirated during the 1600s
    (details)

  • Impacts of climate change thought to have impacted spiritual beliefs
    (details)

  • Colorful marble décor intended for Constantine I found in Bulgaria
    (details)

  • Research shows birds were transported across the Andes for hundreds of years
    (details)


Montag, 12.4.2021, 16:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hieroglyphic texts reveal the sophistication of Aztec written language
    (details)

  • Multiple lines of evidence suggest early hominids were hypercarnivores
    (details)

  • Cave artists may have risked hypoxia while creating their art deep underground
    (details)

  • Study finds no evidence to support claims of deforestation at Cahokia
    (details)


Montag, 24.5.2021, 16:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New machine learning method increases the efficiency and accuracy of sorting ancient pot sherds
    (details)

  • Fossil data demonstrate the devastating impact of European colonization on Guadeloupe’s reptile population
    (details)

  • Roman soldier under Vesuvius ash was possibly a rescuer
    (details)

  • Genetic material left behind in caves unlocks new discoveries about Europe’s Neanderthal populations
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Montag, 19.4.2021, 15:50
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Biochemical studies of potsherds reveal oldest evidence of honey use in west Africa
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  • Sites in Senegal show the long duration of Middle Stone Age culture in West Africa
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  • Pacific Coast peoples diets consisted of more than salmon
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  • Scholars contradict recent claims of pre-Columbian cannibalism in the Caribbean
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Montag, 22.3.2021, 16:21
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Earliest Revolutionary War battlefield in South Carolina is found
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  • New biblical scroll fragments found in West Bank cave
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  • Computer recreation of Antikythera Mechanism shows how it tracked the heavens
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  • Bronze Age burial from Spain yields evidence that women held great power
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Montag, 17.5.2021, 16:59
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Geology explains the Roman Hell Gate, where animals died in a toxic mist
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  • As climate change accelerates rock damage, world’s oldest cave art is disappearing
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  • New study of fossil mouth microbacteria shows evolution of human diet
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  • Argument over Utah’s Bears Ears area hinges on the meaning of a monument
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Montag, 31.5.2021, 15:40
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • History of Black Pharaohs unearthed in northern Sudan
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  • Evidence of tools used for creating ancient tattoos found in Tennessee
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  • Ongoing excavations around Tulsa search for victims of Greenwood riots
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  • Ancient food scraps add evidence to the evolution of Kosher dietary practices
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Montag, 26.4.2021, 15:53
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Turkish archaeologists discover Roman-era gladiator arena
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  • Traces of cabin belonging to Harriet Tubman’s father uncovered at Maryland site
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  • New study shows how humans have sustainably shaped Earth’s ecology for millennia
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  • Famous “Little Foot” fossil gives greater insight into the divergence from apes in human evolutionary history
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Montag, 15.2.2021, 16:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hellenistic era theater in Turkey produces scores of terracotta statuettes
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  • Oldest known Chinese cosmetic cream found in noble tomb
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  • Venetian beads found in Alaska point to possible pre-colonial trade
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  • New analysis of an ancient conch shell finds it may be oldest discovered wind instrument
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