World Heritage Temple in Nara Releases Limited Edition ‘Special Sake’; Yasuo Naito; JAPAN Forward

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But why did Kohfukuji select Hakkaisan? “We were fascinated by the spiritual features and culture of the land there,” said Myoshun Tsuji, of Kohfukuji Temple.

Source: World Heritage Temple in Nara Releases Limited Edition ‘Special Sake’ | JAPAN Forward

UNESCO commends Cambodia’s commitment to strengthen urban heritage preservation; Xinhua

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday highly appreciated Cambodia’s commitment to strengthen urban heritage preservation.

Source: UNESCO commends Cambodia’s commitment to strengthen urban heritage preservation

Antonine Wall to be part of digital UNESCO heritage site trail; Tempany Grace; Clydebank Post

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A HISTORIC landmark in West Dunbartonshire will be part of a first-ever world heritage trail.

Source: Antonine Wall to be part of digital UNESCO heritage site trail

Discover the Porticoes of Bologna with this Insider’s Itinerary; Silvia Donati; Italy Magazine

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Silvia Donati, a native Bolognese writer takes us on a tour of Bologna’s porticoes, recently inscribed by Unesco onto its World Heritage list.

Source: Discover the Porticoes of Bologna with this Insider’s Itinerary

Kunming declaration paves way for global biodiversity negotiations; Unesco

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Source: Kunming declaration paves way for global biodiversity negotiations

Man Arrested for ‘Damaging’ Stonehenge During Illegal Metal Detector Session; Sam Anderson; GearJunkie

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On Thursday, police arrested a Yorkshire man for ‘damaging’ Stonehenge while using a metal detector. He also faces drug and explosives charges.

Source: Man Arrested for ‘Damaging’ Stonehenge During Illegal Metal Detector Session | GearJunkie

Potala Palace to open free of charge until year-end; Xinhua

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The iconic Potala Palace in Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region will be open to the public free of charge from Friday to the end of 2021, as authorities strive to promote winter tourism.

Source: Potala Palace to open free of charge until year-end

Neolithic and Bronze dawn of civilisation: Turkey; New Scientist

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September 2022 – 9 Days

Discover the dawn of civilisation where our Neolithic and Bronze age ancestors changed from hunter gatherers to organised societies with agriculture, ritual and an understanding of the wider world. Visiting multiple excavations, UNESCO World Heritage sites, museums and cities across the several different regions of Turkey.  Accompanying expert and New Scientist writer Michael Marshall will help you explore important archaeological sites including Göbekli Tepe, Çatalhöyük, Aşıklı Höyük, Hattusa and Mount Nemrut. Along with the museums that curate the extensive collections found at these sites. Plus the east meets west culture clash of Istanbul and it’s impressive biblical-scale architecture, the Turkish capital Ankara, the geologically stunning Cappadocia with its underground city of Kaymakli.

In partnership with Intrepid Travel…

Source: Neolithic and Bronze dawn of civilisation: Turkey | New Scientist

Walk the Great Wall of China online; China Daily

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As the largest human-made structure in the world, the Great Wall of China is a must-see for many travelers coming to China. But now anyone around the world can easily and conveniently visit this UNESCO World Heritage site online.

Source: Walk the Great Wall of China online

Scotland launches new national trail to showcase world-class sites and landscapes; Brian Ferguson; Scotsman

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A new national trail showcasing Scotland’s world-class natural landscapes, cultural cities and historic buildings, landmarks and monuments has been unveiled.

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We can learn a lot from ancient civilizations about modern water management; Craig A Harvey; World Economic Forum

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Ancient cultures constructed complex water management systems that included dams, catchment systems, underground cisterns and aqueducts.

Source: We can learn a lot from ancient civilizations about modern water management

Poland’s White Gold: The Story Behind one of the World’s Biggest Adaptive Reuse Projects; Dima Stouhi; Arch Daily

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In this AD Narrative, Dima Stouhi explores the history of the Wieliczka Salt Mine and how it was transformed into a multipurpose complex today.

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Entire Ancient Greek City of Ephesus is UNESCO World Heritage Site; Patricia Claus; Greek Reporter

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Ephesus, an ancient Greek city, is one of the greatest archaeological treasures on Earth, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Source: Entire Ancient Greek City of Ephesus is UNESCO World Heritage Site

A flow of history; Yang Feiyue; China Daily

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The Sixian section of the Grand Canal is a cultural treasure, Yang Feiyue reports.

Source: A flow of history

9 Treasures To Discover In The Medieval City Of Avila, Spain; Inka Piegsa Quischotte; Travel Awaits

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Avila is an impressive walled city in Spain heavily influenced by the Catholic Church as evidenced by its dedication to Saint Teresa.

Source: 9 Treasures To Discover In The Medieval City Of Avila, Spain

The Home Of Hamlet And The Elsinore Sewing Club; Whitney Devries; Diplomatic Courier

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Indian Railway Offers Special Tour Package For Darjeeling’s Ghum Festival 2021; News 18

The tour package is available from November 13 to December 5.

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Africa’s iconic architecture in 12 buildings; Ijeoma Ndukwe; BBC

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Two architects are determined to showcase the architecture of Africa to the world – past and present.

Source: Africa’s iconic architecture in 12 buildings

‘World’s largest’ nabkha discovered in UNESCO-tagged Lut Desert; Tehran Times

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The “world’s largest” nabkha (coppice dune) has recently been discovered within the UNESCO-registered Lut Desert in the barren heartland of Iran, the director of the World Heritage site has announced.

Source: ‘World’s largest’ nabkha discovered in UNESCO-tagged Lut Desert

Asahi Shimbun, UNESCO Want to Rewrite Wartime Labor History with Unfounded Assumptions; Koko Kato; JAPAN Forward

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The role of the Tokyo-based Industrial Heritage Information Center is to provide accurate primary sources and testimonies.

Source: Asahi Shimbun, UNESCO Want to Rewrite Wartime Labor History with Unfounded Assumptions | JAPAN Forward

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