6th anniversary of San Antonio Missions as UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated with festival; KSAT

Photo: KSAT

Love the missions? Mark your calendars for the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office Festival happening Sept. 8-12, 2021.

Source: 6th anniversary of San Antonio Missions as UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated with festival

Tough travel restrictions to permanently stay for tourists at popular Machu Picchu; Esther Marshall; Daily Express

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Machu Picchu is set to keep its strict tourist restrictions even after the pandemic ends. Travellers to the ancient site in Peru can expect strict controls on entry, long after other restrictions are lifted.

Source: Tough travel restrictions to permanently stay for tourists at popular Machu Picchu

6 of the world’s most stunning lighthouses where you can spend a vacation; Andrea Gómez Bobillo & Qayyah Moynihan; Business Insider

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From Hawaii to Sri Lanka, here are six of the most stunning lighthouses in the world where you can stay the night.

Source: 6 of the world’s most stunning lighthouses where you can spend a vacation

Exploring Sudan’s Jebel Barkal, home to ancient Egyptian god Amun; CNN/Egypt Independent

Photo: Dunes & Beyond

Located on a bend in the Nile in northern Sudan’s Nubia region, Jebel Barkal (Pure Mountain) was believed by ancient Egyptians to be the place the god Amun dwelled.

Source: Exploring Sudan’s Jebel Barkal, home to ancient Egyptian god Amun – Egypt Independent

Today’s Crossword: Could the Stonehenge lose its status on the World Heritage List?; Sanya Nayeem; Gulf News

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We learn that some of UK’s historic and cultural sites are under threat of being delisted…

Source: Today’s Crossword: Could the Stonehenge lose its status on the World Heritage List?

A riot of islands; John Borthwick; The West Australian

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JOHN BORTHWICK looks at some great Australian islands to keep in mind for future travel — no passport required!

Source: A riot of islands

Venice will require tourists to pre-book visits to control overcrowding; Karen Graham; Digital Journal

After a difficult two years, starting with the acqua alta floods in late 2019, and the more recent coronavirus pandemic, tourism is returning to Venice, and the “City of Canals” wants to make tourism sustainable, and avoid overcrowding.

Source: Venice will require tourists to pre-book visits to control overcrowding

International Hydropower Association announces new commitment to World Heritage sites and protected areas; Unesco

Photo: Doron

Source: International Hydropower Association announces new commitment to World Heritage sites and protected areas

Machu Picchu’s strict pandemic rules may be here to stay; Shubhangi Goel; CNBC

Photo: G. Dagli Orti & De Agostini

A new ticketing and touring system are helping some of Machu Picchu’s overtourism problems.

Source: Machu Picchu’s strict pandemic rules may be here to stay

Brasília’s modernism could do with some urban spontaneity; Carlo Ratti; LiveMint

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This city built on Le Corbusier’s principles feels a bit too artificial…

Source: Brasília’s modernism could do with some urban spontaneity

A bird’s-eye view of Huanglong, a wonderland on earth; Ding Qian; CGTN

Photo: Sun Jiapeng

Take a look at this wonderland from the sky and enjoy the beauty of mother nature.

Source: A bird’s-eye view of Huanglong, a wonderland on earth

Ten of Greece’s Most Spectacular Monasteries; Kerry Kolasa-Sikiaridi; Greek Reporter

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One thing you want to be sure to add to your itinerary is visiting the ancient Greek monasteries. Here are the top 10 monasteries in Greece.

Source: Ten of Greece’s Most Spectacular Monasteries

More than 20 graves, remains of 6 houses found in 7,000-year-old mound in Turkey; Zehra Nur Duz; Timeturk Haber

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Discovery from Late Chalcolithic age to Late Hittite Period made during studies at Arslantepe mound…

Source: More than 20 graves, remains of 6 houses found in 7,000-year-old mound in Turkey – Timeturk Haber

China steps up efforts to safeguard historical, cultural heritage; CGTN

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China will further step up efforts to safeguard and transmit historical and cultural heritage with comprehensive protection systems, more funds and improved laws and regulations.

Source: China steps up efforts to safeguard historical, cultural heritage

The French Massane beech forest, a UNESCO world heritage site; France 24

Source: The French Massane beech forest, a UNESCO world heritage site – France 24

This Florida Museum Is Opening the World’s First-ever Virtual Walk-through of Machu Picchu; Jessica Poitevien; Travel + Leisure

Photo: inigoarza

The new museum exhibit and virtual reality experience will open this October.

Source: This Florida Museum Is Opening the World’s First-ever Virtual Walk-through of Machu Picchu

7 Fantastic Wine Harvest Festivals To Visit In Europe; Inka Piegsa Quischotte; Travel Awaits

Photo: Ralf Gosch

September in Europe often means it’s harvest time, especially for wine growers. Many festivals celebrate this occasion in several countries.

Source: 7 Fantastic Wine Harvest Festivals To Visit In Europe

Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting provided; Amigo Tours; Trip Advisor

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Source: Tripadvisor | Teotihuacan Early Access tour with Tequila Tasting provided by Amigo Tours | Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

10-fold jump in visits at 7,000-year-old mound after UNESCO listing; Daily Sabah

Photo: Yeter Erdine

Source: 10-fold jump in visits at 7,000-year-old mound after UNESCO listing

The Industrial Sublime; Chris Catling; Current Archaeology

Photo: RCAHMW

Appreciating the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales

On 28 July, UNESCO added the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales to its list of World Heritage sites, which currently number 1,154. Chris Catling reports on the reasons for this inscription and marvels at the human ingenuity that has left us with a remarkable landscape combining natural and man-made features – fully worthy of being included in the top tier of all heritage sites in the world.

When Chris Catling opens his computer to start work each day, he is presented with a screensaver photograph courtesy of Microsoft depicting some dramatically scenic and distant part of the world – often in the USA or South America.

Source: The Industrial Sublime – Current Archaeology

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