There are more than 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, about 830 of which are cultural. These are landmarks or areas that carry such strong cultural, historical, or scientific significance, that international treaties have been signed in efforts to protect them. However, more than 50 of them are currently endangered and, unless measures are put in place, could be ruined beyond repair, according to UNESCO’s website. Click through the gallery to see 15 of the world’s most endangered cultural sites.
As Israel fights to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the Holy Land, the new virus is shutting down historic sites, sacred to the major religions.
The Scottish Mail on Sunday’s Philip Lancaster visits Razzouk Tattoo, which has been tattooing Christian pilgrims since the year 1300.
An hour’s drive from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem is an old, sombre, sepia-tinted land that takes you back to about a dozen historical empires and several hundred years…
There’s many famous monuments Craig Hull can’t photograph, so check his list of architecture photography locations he can capture. Your dose of daily inspiration!
From the blog of Stephen Marshal at The Times of Israel…
There are several amazing destinations in the world to see, but we might lose them due to climate changes. Visit these stunning places soon before they are wiped off from the earth.
Read more from source: 10 stunning places you should visit before they disappear
This month the writer was fortunate to attend a Women Leader’s Trade Mission to Israel, with 40 diverse and fabulous Australian women, organised by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce; her group spent four days in Jerusalem and four days in Tel Aviv.
What’s it like to have a towering piece of history surrounding your backyard? Lindsey Galloway asked residents of five fortified towns across the globe.