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Belgian beer and Cuban rumba join UNESCO heritage list

Belgian beer, Cuban rumba dancing and traditional New Year celebrations in several countries all make it onto UNESCO’s latest list of heritage worthy of…

Belgian beer, Cuban rumba dancing and traditional New Year celebrations in several countries all make it onto UNESCO’s latest list of heritage worthy of…

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UNESCO passes controversial Jerusalem resolution

The UN’s cultural body UNESCO has adopted a contentious resolution heavily criticising Israel’s activities at holy sites in East Jerusalem.

The UN’s cultural body UNESCO has adopted a contentious resolution heavily criticising Israel’s activities at holy sites in East Jerusalem.

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UNESCO moves to calm tensions with Israel

The UN’s cultural agency UNESCO has moved to try to calm tensions with Israel after the country’s cut cooperation with it on Friday.

The UN’s cultural agency UNESCO has moved to try to calm tensions with Israel after the country’s cut cooperation with it on Friday.

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Israel angered by UNESCO decision on holy site

UNESCO has renewed a resolution criticising Israel for restricting Muslim access to a holy site in east Jerusalem, a move which has angered Israel.

UNESCO has renewed a resolution criticising Israel for restricting Muslim access to a holy site in east Jerusalem, a move which has angered Israel.

Culture

India's Hampi UNESCO site remains top tourist stop

The site of Hampi, in India’s southwestern state of Karnataka, was the capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar.

The site of Hampi, in India’s southwestern state of Karnataka, was the capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar.

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Italian architects reconstructing Palmyra's Triumphal Arch

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

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

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'Nightmare over,' Palmyra to be mostly restored by end of 2016

“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 nightmare is over for Palmyra,” says Syria’s Head of Antiquities. Mamoun Abdulkarim said the city of ancient temples will be mostly restored by

Europe

Tackling antiquities trafficking

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

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

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UNESCO cultural agency rejects Kosovo

Cultural agency UNESCO has narowly voted against granting membership to Kosovo. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a decade after

Cultural agency UNESCO has narowly voted against granting membership to Kosovo. Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, a decade after

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ISIL militants blow up Palmyra's ancient tower tombs

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

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

Culture

Traditional music festival fills Samarkand with oriental melodies

Every other year, traditional oriental rhythms fill the ancient city of Samarkand, in Uzbekistan. On Registan Square, in the heart of the ancient

Every other year, traditional oriental rhythms fill the ancient city of Samarkand, in Uzbekistan. On Registan Square, in the heart of the ancient

Culture

Turkistan, a cultural gem in the south of Kazakhstan

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

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

Culture

The magical history of the Khoja Ahmed Yasawi mausoleum

Euronews spoke to historian Nurlan Dukenbayev about the significance of the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. The structure dominates the skyline in

Euronews spoke to historian Nurlan Dukenbayev about the significance of the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. The structure dominates the skyline in

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A bird's-eye view of impressive Kazakh mausoleum

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 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

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Cheers! Champagne and Burgundy celebrate UNESCO World Heritage status

The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO has conferred cherished World Heritage status on the “hillsides, houses and cellars” of France’s famous

The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO has conferred cherished World Heritage status on the “hillsides, houses and cellars” of France’s famous

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UNESCO 'very concerned' about ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

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

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

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ISIL's cultural threat to Syria's ancient citadel of Palmyra

Fierce battles raging near the historic city of Palmyra have raised questions over its significance and status in the Islamic world. Fears have also

Fierce battles raging near the historic city of Palmyra have raised questions over its significance and status in the Islamic world. Fears have also

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How Nepal earthquake devastated Kathmandu's UNESCO heritage

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 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

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France's Chauvet Cave replica to display 36,000 year old art

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

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

Europe

How do we protect irreplaceable world heritage treasures?

Protecting World Heritage sites is the subject in this edition of Utalk. The question comes from Raja in Brussels: “Who is responsible for protecting

Protecting World Heritage sites is the subject in this edition of Utalk. The question comes from Raja in Brussels: “Who is responsible for protecting

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More Iraq sites at risk from ISIL 'cultural cleansing' - UNESCO

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'.

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'.

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Machu Picchu Peru's Inca citadel threatened by climate change

Conservationists are growing increasingly concerned about the damaging effects of climate change on Machu Picchu in Peru. The site is an Inca estate

Conservationists are growing increasingly concerned about the damaging effects of climate change on Machu Picchu in Peru. The site is an Inca estate