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The site of Hampi, in India’s southwestern state of Karnataka, was the capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar.
A group of Italian architects are resurrecting parts of the war-ravaged ancient Syrian city of Palmyra by recreating the 2,000-year-old Triumphal
“The nightmare is over for Palmyra,” says Syria’s Head of Antiquities. Mamoun Abdulkarim said the city of ancient temples will be mostly restored by
The head of UNESCO tells Euronews there will be no impunity for those who destroy monuments and artefacts
The destruction of religious sites in the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu has caused irreparable damage to Africa’s cultural heritage, prosecutors at
In this week’s Utalk, a question from Lesley in London: “How can looted antiquities from Iraq and Syria, for instance, still end up on the art market
Cultural agency UNESCO has narowly voted against granting membership to Kosovo. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a decade after
ISIL has blown up three ancient tower tombs in Palmyra built between the years 44 and 103 AD, Syria’s antiquities chief said on Friday, having also
Every other year, traditional oriental rhythms fill the ancient city of Samarkand, in Uzbekistan. On Registan Square, in the heart of the ancient
The spectacular Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi dominates the landscape near Turkistan
Kazakhstan’s southern city of Turkistan is an ancient Silk Road destination, with a history that goes back to the 4th century. With a population
Euronews spoke to historian Nurlan Dukenbayev about the significance of the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. The structure dominates the skyline in
The Khoja Ahmed Yasawi mausoleum is stunning when you see it from a distance or when you see it up close, but wait until you see the impressive views
The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO has conferred cherished World Heritage status on the “hillsides, houses and cellars” of France’s famous
‘Must do better’ is the conclusion of the latest report from UNESCO’s Education for All programme.
With Palmyra now in the hands of ISIL militants, UNESCO says it has serious concerns about the safety of monuments in the ancient Syrian city
Fierce battles raging near the historic city of Palmyra have raised questions over its significance and status in the Islamic world. Fears have also
Syria’s army, backed up by fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah, have reportedly made big advances against insurgents in a key border region. The
The human tragedy from Nepal’s earthquake continues to grow, with the death toll nearing 4,000 people. But there is also a cultural element to the
The Chauvet Cave in southern France is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world. It was discovered in 1994, but most of the
Protecting World Heritage sites is the subject in this edition of Utalk. The question comes from Raja in Brussels: “Who is responsible for protecting
The UN's educational, scientific and cultural organisation has called for a regional and international alliance to counter the extremists' acts of destruction that it calls 'war crimes'.
Conservationists are growing increasingly concerned about the damaging effects of climate change on Machu Picchu in Peru. The site is an Inca estate
Belgium has launched a petition to get their fries added to the UNESCO list of cultural treasures.
Two more traditions have been given protected status by UNESCO – Brazil’s Capoeira martial art form is the first. It combines elements of dance and
According to a recent paper by UNESCO, half of the 57 million children currently out of school live in conflict zones. Despite urgent calls by the
A small Italian town has been picked to be European Capital of Culture in 2019. Matera, close to the country’s southern heel, will share the title
The famous ancient town of Fenghuang in central China’s Hunan Province has been flooded. The nearby Tuojiang River rose by almost one metre above
In this edition of U-talk, Paul from Paris asks the following question: “Given the escalating violence in the Middle East, how do we protect cultural