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Meet the Cypriot women determined to keep Fythkiotika weaving alive
At 82, Irene Diomidous is one of the last remaining Fythkiotika weavers, an artform which has been passed down through generations of women. But why is the practice dying out?
Oiled up fighters clash in 661st Turkish wrestling championship
The olive oil that covers their bodies from head to toe makes it impossible to get a grip, leading to one of the sport's trademark moves where one opponent thrusts his hands into the other's trousers for an advantage.
Does Ukrainian borsch need protection? UNESCO thinks so.
Borsch is a dish eaten all over eastern Europe so why has UNESCO now decided it is an endangered part of Ukrainian culture?
Ukraine war: five of the latest developments you need to know
From Norway donating almost €1 billion to Ukraine to Gazprom seizing an energy project co-owned by British and Japanese companies, here are five of the latest developments in the war.
How is Europe preparing for the hidden risk of underwater volcanoes?
The Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily were at the centre of a recent UNESCO mission.
8 unique European music traditions that are protected by UNESCO
Italy wants opera to be protected by UNESCO, what other European musical traditions are recognised?
Performers take to the streets for Madrid's flamenco festival
Flamenco dancers are emerging from indoor venues into the bright Madrid sunshine for the 6th edition of the city's flamenco festival. Restricted during the pandemic, organisers want to bring the art form onto the streets and closer to the people.
Italy seeks UNESCO heritage recognition for its world-famous opera
Espresso might have not made the cut, but the Italian opera is seeking to be recognised on UNESCO’s prestigious list of intangible global heritage.
Adjara: Where sun-kissed beaches meet snowy mountains
Sat at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the Georgian region of Adjara is a haven for eco-tourists.
Traditional Wine Horses race of Calatrava comes back as UNESCO heritage
More than two years after the last edition due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and after having achieved the declaration as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, Los Caballos del Vino (the Wine Horses) have returned every May 2 to the streets of Caravaca de la Cruz.
Global Geoparks: What are they and why should you visit one?
These ecotourism hotspots are now UNESCO approved, this is why you should visit them.
Ukraine's heritage now under protection from international bodies
Europa Nostra and Global Heritage Fund have launched a joint crowdfunding campaign to support the defenders of Ukraine’s endangered heritage.
Ukraine's cultural heritage is in danger, UNESCO warns
UN officials have warned that the country's entire cultural life is at risk of disappearing as Moscow continues its aggression.
Ukrainian artists respond to Russian invasion of their homeland
“The cars and buses who go out of the country, they go with people. There is no place for art. You cannot compare human life with an art piece.”
The Italian Espresso makes a bid for UNESCO immortality
Far more than just a shot, millions find the classic infusion magical.
Guatemala: Visit the megadiverse country with 360 microclimates
Guatemala is perfect for outdoorsy types with a sense of adventure.
Australian government pumps cash into Great Barrier Reef protection
The Great Barrier Reef is at risk of being removed from UNESCO's World Heritage list due to the damage it has sustained.
UNESCO places Viking-era boats on heritage list in Nordic triumph
Wooden 'Clinker' boats are now represent the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity through a joint bid made by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden/
Brave swimmers take part in Poland’s first underground relay
Hundreds of swimmers braved the elements to swim through an underground corridor at the Historic Silver Mine in Tarnowskie Gory, on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Greenpeace to sue Hungary over Lake Ferto construction project
Greenpeace is challenging a development project that the Hungarian government has put up for tender, claiming that it threatens a lake which is classed as a Unesco world heritage site.
UNESCO and Belgian theatre help Iraqi youngsters make a movie in Mosul
Young Iraqi film students tell their own stories from Mosul by the help of UNESCO. In a collaboration between the Mosul fine arts academy, a Belgian theatre company and UNESCO, 19 students are getting a chance to make their first short films.
Final of the UNESCO listed ritual dance of the royal drum in Burundi
Listed as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO since 2014 , the ritual dance of the royal drum is "a practice that shows happiness" and a tradition that Burundians hope to preserve and share with the world.
1500 languages could be lost by the end of the century, says new study
What does that mean for Indigenous populations around the world?
Nativity crib contest takes place in Krakow
Three years ago, the Krakow cribs were recognised by UNESCO as a cultural treasure.
UNESCO members adopt first global agreement on AI ethics
AI has gradually made its way into our lives. But the algorithms that enable it to function have also been misused in recent years, illustrating its dangers.
7 ways you can explore the Bulgarian mountains during any season
Whether biking, hiking, skiing or swimming is your thing, we take a look at the best ways to explore Bulgaria's ranges and peaks in 2022 with their breathtaking scenery away from the organised masses.