Articles tagged “world heritage”

Taj Mahal Cleaning Project May Mar the View for Some Visitors

Taj Mahal Cleaning Project May Mar the View for Some Visitors

Nick Perry, Associated Press

The World Heritage site will stay open while workers complete its first thorough cleaning since it was built 369 years ago. Visitors should know the dome will be scaffolded periodically through 2019.

1 year ago

United Nations Warns That 17 Arabic World Heritage Sites Are Endangered

United Nations Warns That 17 Arabic World Heritage Sites Are Endangered

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

Over the centuries, conquistadors, clerical authorities, and others have damaged architectural legacies that are now iconic. It's happening again in the Middle East. The world should clamp down on the smuggling of antiquities and record digital imagery of historic architecture.

1 year ago

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Scores of Bagan Temples

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Scores of Bagan Temples

Grant Peck and Min Kyi Thein, Associated Press

The lack of a UNESCO designation may seem like a slight for now, but nations not ready to deal with the influx of visitors such a label can bring can often be poorer for it.

3 years ago

Some 76% of Americans Are Interested in Learning About Their Heritage While Traveling

Some 76% of Americans Are Interested in Learning About Their Heritage While Traveling

Kristi Eaton, Associated Press

Heritage tourism: a fresh way to say "authenticity" without sounding like a broken record, while also getting to the heart of what many travelers actually mean when using that phrase.

4 years ago

UNESCO’s New World Heritage Sites Span Texas to Japan and Beyond

UNESCO’s New World Heritage Sites Span Texas to Japan and Beyond

Christoph Noelting and Frank Jordans, Associated Press

UNESCO's additions to its World Heritage Sites collection is an ongoing bucket list of places that matter. They also force destinations to step up their preservation game (see today's Australia story).

4 years ago