Uncovering the words of the Bible in a UNESCO church; Slovak Spectator

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The mural paintings on the wall resemble Giotto’s work.

Source: Uncovering the words of the Bible in a UNESCO church

World heritage site Hongcun village receives 17,000 visits during holiday; Wang Yifan; ECNS

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Part of Hadrian’s Wall to be rebuilt and popular national trail enhanced; Catherine Priestley; Northern Echo

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WORK to repair part of Hardrian’s Wall and enhance the popular walking route alongside it will begin next year.

Source: Part of Hadrian’s Wall to be rebuilt and popular national trail enhanced

Incredible forts to visit in Gujarat; Priya Srivastava; India Times

Gujarat is a colourful state with a golden history and rich culture. It was once ruled by some noted rulers, thus the state is home for some incredible forts and palaces. The rulers are gone but the forts and palaces built by them are a testimony to those times. Take a look at some of the most prominent forts in Gujarat that you cannot afford to miss!

Source: Incredible forts to visit in Gujarat

Taj Mahal, other historical sites in India to reopen after almost 2; Daily Star

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UNESCO world heritage site Taj Mahal and several other historical monuments, museums and sites across India will be reopened to the public from Wednesday after a closure of nearly two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an order of the Archaeological Survey of India today.

Source: Taj Mahal, other historical sites in India to reopen after almost 2

Could bacteria help save historic buildings from environmental damage?; Tomas Weber; Deutsche Welle

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Limestone, the raw material for many iconic monuments and cultural treasures, is facing damage through climate change and air pollution.

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9 Best Things To Do In Delphi; Teresa Otto; TravelAwaits

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In Delphi, you can stand upon the slopes of Mount Parnassus and marvel at the place where the Pythia made her predictions.

Source: 9 Best Things To Do In Delphi – TravelAwaits

National Parks We Love Around the World; Mary Winston Nicklin; Afar

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Ten countries, 10 national parks: Now’s the time to disappear off the grid and lose yourself in the great outdoors.

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Wooden Tserkvas of the Polish Carpathians; In Your Pocket

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Taking on Ireland: A guide to the Emerald Isle’s must-visit places; Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

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In this travel guide, LLM takes a look at the Emerald Isle’s must-visit destinations and why you should visit Ireland in 2021.

Source: Taking on Ireland: A guide to the Emerald Isle’s must-visit places | Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

Sudan’s ‘forgotten’ pyramids risk being buried by shifting sand dunes; Ahmed Mutasim Abdalla Mahmoud; The Conversation

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Desertification and climate change are threatening ancient sites in the Sahara.

Source: Sudan’s ‘forgotten’ pyramids risk being buried by shifting sand dunes

Irrigation dams threaten Thailand’s tiger forests, say conservationists; Carolyn Cowan; MongaBay

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A plan to construct seven dams in one of mainland Southeast Asia’s last intact forest systems could cause widespread habitat loss and sever important wildlife corridors, activists warn. The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai (DPKY) Forest Complex is a vast and biodiverse region that spans six provinces in eastern Thailand. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 for its exceptional biodiversity but is perhaps better known as the home of one of Thailand’s two remaining breeding populations of Indochinese tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti).

Source: Irrigation dams threaten Thailand’s tiger forests, say conservationists

15 Incredible Places to Visit in Armenia Plus, Stay, Eat, Play; Vic Gerami; The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

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Armenia is one of the fascinating places in the world. An underrated nation for decades, until recently when European tourists found out about its rich millennias-old history, ancient monuments, majestic countryside, the lush highlands, and much more. Vic Gerami just came back from Armenia. It was his third time there and the most memorable.

Source: 15 Incredible Places to Visit in Armenia Plus, Stay, Eat, Play – The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Go on a virtual tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh; Indiablooms

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If you have not seen the pre-historic rock paintings of Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh, here is a chance to see them right from the comforts of your home.

Source: Go on a virtual tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh | Indiablooms – First Portal on Digital News Management

Your Ultimate Guide to Greek Island Hopping For the Summer; Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi; Greek Reporter

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Whether you are looking to see the ancient ruins or relax on the best beaches of the Greek islands, there is a Greek island for everyone.

Source: Your Ultimate Guide to Greek Island Hopping For the Summer

Seven wonders of the UK and one of them isn’t that far from Liverpool; Bethan Shufflebotham; Liverpool Echo

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Bloomberg’s ‘new’ Seven World Wonders no 6: San Agustin, Colombia; Zimasa Katamzi; Getaway

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Ranking number 6 on Bloomberg’s list of ‘new’ Seven World Wonders is San Agustin in Colombia with ancient pre-Colombian burial structures.

Source: Bloomberg’s ‘new’ Seven World Wonders no 6: San Agustin, Colombia

A trip to Yemen’s Socotra Island; The Frontier Post

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Socotra Island has been variously described as ‘The Galapagos of the Middle East’ and ‘The Jewel of Arabia.’ This Yemeni UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest of four islands in the Socotra Archipelago, situated east of the Horn of Africa in the Arabian Sea. The unspoiled, alien-like landscape of the island has intrigued travelers and scientists alike for decades.

Source: A trip to Yemen’s Socotra Island – The Frontier Post

14 of the best places to visit in France; Lonely Planet

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France offers world-class art and architecture, Renaissance châteaux, and iconic landmarks alongside phenomenal cuisine, a vast coastline, and Alpine glaciers.

Source: 14 of the best places to visit in France – Lonely Planet

Hoi An to educate primary school kids on heritage; Duong Hanh Nguyen; VNS

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A 150-page heritage education document set, compiled by historians and cultural researchers from Hoi An City’s center for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation, will be included in the curriculum for students at primary schools in Hoii An from the 2021-22 academic year.

Source: Hoi An to educate primary school kids on heritage

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