Articles tagged “history”

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

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

Alisa Odenheimer, Bloomberg

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

6 years ago

Italy Tries to Save Pompeii from Natural Decay and Mafia Corruption

Italy Tries to Save Pompeii from Natural Decay and Mafia Corruption

Associated Press

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.

6 years ago

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

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

Hayley Dixon, The Daily Telegraph

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.

6 years ago

Well-preserved Paris palace partially destroyed by night fire

Well-preserved Paris palace partially destroyed by night fire

Reuters

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.

6 years ago

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

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

Joann Loviglio, Associated Press

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.

6 years ago

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

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

Jeffrey Collins , Associated Press

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.

6 years ago

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

Associated Press

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.

6 years ago

Memphis embroiled in controversy about slavery and historical tourism

Memphis embroiled in controversy about slavery and historical tourism

Adrian Sainz , Associated Press

The City of Memphis is correct to eliminate park names that seem to honor its confederacy past. That shouldn't hurt historical tourism, or sway travelers who want to learn more about a shameful era in the country's past.

6 years ago

A lack of amenities is part of historic hotels’ charm

A lack of amenities is part of historic hotels’ charm

Karen Schwartz, Associated Press

With the proliferation of lifestyle and design hotels, guests have come to expect a certain level of service at even the most unique properties.

6 years ago

Gettysburg juxtaposes past and present with expectations for anniversary boom

Gettysburg juxtaposes past and present with expectations for anniversary boom

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press

The juxtaposition will be an attraction in and of itself this summer with Gettysburg recreating history while setting up amenities like cell service to please its present-day guests.

6 years ago

Historic U.S. steel furnaces could be given new life as tourist attraction

Historic U.S. steel furnaces could be given new life as tourist attraction

Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal

At the height of the Carrie Furnaces’ production, Carnegie would have never been able to imagine the industrial mammoths one day deteriorating in an empty field; however, this is the path of so many of today’s largest tourist attractions.

6 years ago

Belize decries destruction of temples integral to tourism growth

Belize decries destruction of temples integral to tourism growth

Patrick E. Jones, Associated Press

Destroying historical temples to make way for better transport infrastructure equates to shooting oneself in the foot. These pyramids are essential for Belize's growing tourism sector.

6 years ago