Google offers virtual tours of Sudan’s Pyramids of Meroe; Alvin R Cabral; The National

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Historic locations in the Middle East and North Africa are increasingly being featured on virtual platforms…

Source: Google offers virtual tours of Sudan’s Pyramids of Meroe

This ‘Lame’ American City Is a Bona Fide Feast; Brandon Withrow; Daily Beast

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This is the latest in our twice-a-month series on underrated destinations, It’s Still a Big World. Every city is known for something. When you think of Chicago, you might imagine Chicago-style pizza or The Bean. If you think of New York, Broadway might come to mind. And D.C.? I’m going to say, gridlock.But which city is both a UNESCO World Heritage site and UNESCO creative city of gastronomy? Which city has its own Mardi Gras-esque two week party? Which city also has a massive cave system?

Source: This ‘Lame’ American City Is a Bona Fide Feast

Why this European capital city needs to be on your must-visit list this summer; Emirates Woman

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With a rich history, culture, some of the most innovative gastronomical delights and a plethora of luxe hotels, Madrid, Spain is the city to add to the top of your travel bucket list.

Source: Why this European capital city needs to be on your must-visit list this summer

“Cloud tourism” a new fad amid COVID-induced travel restrictions; Xinhua

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During the Labor Day Holiday in early May Zha Liguo a veteran tour guide enjoyed five sunrises and sunsets over Huangshan Mountain, a UNESCO world heritage site in east China’s Anhui Province.

Source: “Cloud tourism” a new fad amid COVID-induced travel restrictions

Komodo National Park Is Home to Some of the Largest Manta Ray Aggregations in the World; Peerj; SciTechDaily

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Scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation and Murdoch University, through a collaborative effort including the public, are reporting a large number of manta rays in the waters of Komodo National Park, an Indonesian UNESCO World Heritage Site, suggesting the area may hold the key to the regional recovery of the vulnerable species.

Source: Komodo National Park Is Home to Some of the Largest Manta Ray Aggregations in the World

Views of Yungang Grottoes in N China’s Shanxi; Huaxia; Xinhua

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Views of Yungang Grottoes in N China’s Shanxi-

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Scenery of Segovia, Spain; Huaxia; Xinhua

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Scenery of Segovia, Spain…

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In Rush to Profit, Albania Puts Protected Coastal Areas as Risk; Blerina Gjoka; Balkan Insight

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Environmentalists and archaeologists are alarmed at the readiness of Albania’s government to set aside protected status for parts of the country’s coast in the interests of private investors set on building tourist villas and hotels.

Source: In Rush to Profit, Albania Puts Protected Coastal Areas as Risk

PM Modi in Lumbini: Unesco world heritage site, Buddha’s birthplace; Hindustan Times

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Emperor Asoka built a platform using the burnt bricks to safeguard the Marker Stone and the Nativity Tree under which Prince Siddhartha was born.

Source: PM Modi in Lumbini: Unesco world heritage site, Buddha’s birthplace | 5 points

Following In The Footsteps Of Gautama Buddha; Uttara Gangopadhyay; Outlook India

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Born as a prince in Nepal, Gautama Buddha spent the greater part of his life in India, first to gain enlightenment and then to share his knowledge with the common people. Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in India are dotted with places the Buddha visited on his travels.

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Surprising snowfall in Sichuan creates amazing scenery in early summer; CGTN

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Source: Surprising snowfall in Sichuan creates amazing scenery in early summer

12 Best Hidden Gems In Europe To Visit In 2022, Revealed By European Best Destinations; Cecilia Rodriguez; Forbes

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Top 7 Most Beautiful Train Routes In India; Taher Qureshi; India.com

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On this unique journey, you will come across amazing natural marvels including the majestic, magnificent Western Ghats or the Sahyadri Mountain range which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the eight biodiversity hotspots in the world.

Source: Top 7 Most Beautiful Train Routes In India

The race to save Ukrainian culture, in the real world and online; Flynn Coleman; LA Times

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In the first few days after Russia invaded Ukraine, Lilia Onyshchenko was hastily directing teams of workers throughout Lviv’s Market Square, which dates to the 16th century. As head of historical preservation in Lviv, she is on a mission to safeguard her city’s invaluable historical treasures from Russia’s unprovoked aggression.

Source: Commentary: The race to save Ukrainian culture, in the real world and online

Conservationists want land around heritage sites gazetted; Independent

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The government has been asked to gazette land around historical sites as a strategy for preserving and protecting Uganda’s cultural heritage. The move known as heritage zoning, allows governments to protect the historical and cultural integrity of a geographical area. It is now being mooted by Cultural and Heritage conservationists in Kampala as part of the ongoing efforts to collect ideas for the Historical Monuments Ordinance.

Source: Conservationists want land around heritage sites gazetted

Outstanding Taj Mahal-the mystery of the time 2022; Shahnaz Afroj Tuli; LinkedIn

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Let’s Explore The Taj Mahal For Learning More!!! A massive white marble tomb, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, the Taj Mahal is one of the gems of Islamic art in India and one of the world’s acclaimed masterpieces. World Heritage.

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Antigua Guatemala: the Old Capital; Barry Barford; Travel Gumbo

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Excellent collection of photos! Barry Barford was in Antigua a few years ago. His photos brought back so many wonderful memories!

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Wawel Castle: The World’s First World Heritage Site; Aaron Joshua Spray; The Travel

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Experts warn Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia at risk as ancient gate damaged; Pinar Tremblay; Al Monitor

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The Hagia Sophia’s damaged 1,400-year-old imperial gate could be the first of many disasters in the world heritage site due to neglect.

Source: Experts warn Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia at risk as ancient gate damaged

Iconic Barcelona building becomes NFT; Katarina Lukac; LinkedIn

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A dynamic NFT of the iconic Casa Batlló Barcelona building in Barcelona has sold for €1.3m.

Source: Iconic Barcelona building becomes NFT | LinkedIn

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