Athen’s Acropolis is in danger of being degraded by highly controversial construction approved by Greece’s Ministry of Culture.
Accor & Expedia Group Partner to Expand UNESCO Sustainability Pledge
Accor and Expedia Group are collaborating to expand upon the UNESCO Sustainability Pledge into 96 countries.
IOC Celebrates World Olive Oil Day Via Zoom Teleconference
The International Olive Council (IOC) goes live with “The future of the olive sector” teleconference today.
Researchers Find Perfection At the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
A team of scientists has finally discovered the secret of the perfect acoustics of the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
Archaeologist Discover Another Treasure Trove at Saqqara [Video]
Egyptian archaeologists have made a stunning discovery by unearthing yet another treasure trove of ancient coffins south of Cairo.
Crete’s Minoan Centers a Step Closer to Becoming UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The long process of achieving UNESCO World Heritage status for Crete’s Minoan palatial centers may be a step closer to completion.
Europe’s Bureaucrats: Making the Minoans a Footnote of History
Today, the fate of some of the world’s most treasured Minoan landmarks is still mired in a European bureaucratic bog.
Last Battle of the Minoans: Crete’s Bid for UNESCO Recognition
A pitched battle is being waged over the inclusion of ancient Minoan palaces as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Recap: 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture
On the agenda of the 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture event held December 3-5, in Istanbul, Turkey, stakeholders discussed cultural tourism as fundamental for a sustainable future.
UNESCO Includes Pafos in Itenerary of “Romantic Europe”
The Department of Antiquities and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation announce their participation in the “World Heritage Journeys”, developed by UNESCO in collaboration with National Geographic, for the creation, for the first time, of a web platform dedicated to the promotion of sustainable travel to some of the most remarkable World Heritage sites in Europe.
UNESCO Moves to Protect Georgian Christian Monuments
UNESCO has awarded historical monuments of the ancient capital of Georgia, Mtskheta special enhanced protections in light of armed conflict. The new status of three epic monuments there is seen as a plea from the UNESCO World Heritage for combatants to refrain from fighting in the areas where these monuments are found.
Russia’s Medvedev Takes Steps to Preserve Solovetsky Archipelago
Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev just signed a decree aimed at improving the infrasturcture and preserving the cultural heritage of the Solovetsky Archipelago.
Kraków UNESCO City of Literature
Last month Kraków was named a UNESCO City of Literature, only the 7th city to hold the prestigious title along with Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin, Reykjavík, and Norwich in England.
Białowieża Forest, Where Bison Have Come Back from the Brink
There are few travelers to Poland that won’t have come across the local variety of vodka, Zubrowka, at least once on their travels. Zubrowka is memorable not just because of its potency
Armenia & Russian Agree on Cultural Cooperation
Last Friday a program of cooperation between the ministries of culture of Armenia and the Russian Federation was penned at Armenia’s Ministry of Culture in Yerevan. Armenia’s Minister of Culture, Hasmik Poghosyan (at left) and Russian Federation Minister Andrei Busygin appeared for the press at the announcement.