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Articles tagged “history”

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The Historic American Sites That We Saved and Lost In 2013

Americans received a wake up call to the importance of their parks and monuments in 2013 when a partial government shutdown closed hundreds of sites. But there are smaller institutions and patches of land across the country that fight for their survival on a daily basis.

The Historic American Sites That We Saved and Lost In 2013

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U.S. National Parks Rely on Preservation Specialists to Keep Their History Alive

The parks are a national asset whose value was realized during the 2013 government shutdown. The monuments and structures within them carry as much national history as any in the capital.

U.S. National Parks Rely on Preservation Specialists to Keep Their History Alive

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The 50th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination Draws Tourists to Dallas

Commemorative events will be hosted throughout Dallas making it one of the best times to visit. Solemn or not, the city will be raking in tourist dollars all week.

The 50th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination Draws Tourists to Dallas

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New Cache of Ancient Artifacts Uncovered Near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

This major addition to the historical artifacts that Israel offers will significantly enhance its appeal to archeologically-minded tourists.

New Cache of Ancient Artifacts Uncovered Near Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

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Italy Tries to Save Pompeii from Natural Decay and Mafia Corruption

Back in March, the Italian and EU governments found that mafia corruption of Pompeii's maintenance was responsible for much of the decay. They'll be keeping a closer eye on restoration efforts now, or they'll risk losing one of the nation's biggest draws.

Italy Tries to Save Pompeii from Natural Decay and Mafia Corruption

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UK Town Bemoans Development Near Historic Home of Shakespeare’s Wife

The small cottage is an international attraction and keeps employment unusually high for the community; it's both fear of ruining the attraction and protecting its sanctity that has some city officials up in arms.

UK Town Bemoans Development Near Historic Home of Shakespeare’s Wife

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Well-preserved Paris palace partially destroyed by night fire

Be it natural deterioration, random fires, or human construction, the world’s most historic structures and popular tourist attractions are constantly at risk of destruction, hence the importance of preservation efforts.

Well-preserved Paris palace partially destroyed by night fire

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The pricey path to preserving a historic U.S. war ship

From cruise ships to war cruisers, large vessels are one of the most expensive and most difficult items to discard. A preservation group will have to spend up to $20 million on restoring the ship, a cost that comes after some $500,000 in donations kept it afloat.

The pricey path to preserving a historic U.S. war ship

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The challenge of lesser-known U.S. presidents: No one visits your landmarks

The budget choices -- short-sighted as they may be -- may cause some to close, but others will use it as an opportunity to rethink how they welcome visitors and market themselves.

The challenge of lesser-known U.S. presidents: No one visits your landmarks

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Peruvian developers accused of destroying 4,000 year-old pyramids

Although tourism traffic inflicts a significant amount of wear and tear on historic ruins, there's a clear long-term incentive for most people not to destroy the artifacts on display.