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  • New term excavations start at city of Troy with Turkish team

    on Apr 7, 14 • in Antiquty, Archaeology, Archaic period, Bronze age, Excavation, Iron Age, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on New term excavations start at city of Troy with Turkish team

    New term excavations in the 5,000-year-old ancient city of Troy, which is located within the borders of the Tevfikiye village in the northwestern province of Çanakkale, will be carried out by a Turkish team for the first time. Under the auspices of Tübingen University, German archaeologists have so far worked in the ancient city with the sponsorship of German companies. A sponsorship agreement was signed on March 11 between the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (ÇOMÜ) and a company working in the iron, steel and energy field. In the signing ceremony, ÇOMÜ rector Professor Sedar Laçiner

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  • Event by UNESCO Club HAEMUS – Happy Grandma March Day 2014

    on Feb 25, 14 • in Anthropology, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Etnology, News, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Event by UNESCO Club HAEMUS – Happy Grandma March Day 2014

    On March 01, 2014, at 11:00 am, UNESCO Club HAEMUS will host a public event at Skopje City Mall entitled “Grandma March” Day. Happy First of March! (mk. Среќна Баба Марта) is an annual event held by HAEMUS on 01.03. celebrating both, the beginning of the spring and ancient tradition connected with wearing of martinki (mk. мартинки). The event is supported by Cultural Heritage Protection Office and Institute of folklore “Marko Cepenkov”. Happy Grandma March Day 2014 event on Facebook

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  • CfP for contributions to a thematic block – INTANGIBLE CULTURE AS HERITAGE, Narodna umjetnost 51/1

    on Jan 23, 14 • in Cultural heritage, News, UNESCO • with Comments Off on CfP for contributions to a thematic block – INTANGIBLE CULTURE AS HERITAGE, Narodna umjetnost 51/1

    INTANGIBLE CULTURE AS HERITAGE : Call for proposals for contributions to a thematic block, Narodna umjetnost 51/1 Intangible culture, living heritage, is both a real and a symbolic part of the social and cultural life of a community. Care for the preservation of that heritage is part of the cultural policy, which directly influences the processes that unfold in the development of human communities and in their everyday life. The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) has now been in force for ten years. In this period, different questions have

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  • King’s tomb becoming center of attraction in western Turkey

    on Jan 2, 14 • in Archaeology, Cultural heritage, History, Management, News, Roman period, Tourism, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on King’s tomb becoming center of attraction in western Turkey

    Karia King Hekatomnas’ tomb and its surrounding are expected to make western province of Muğla a center of attraction. Excavations are continuing in the region to create an archaeological area to draw tourists The tomb of Karia King Hekatomnas and the Sacred Area, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Temporary List and considered as one of the most important historical artwork discovered in the last century, is expected to be included in the permanent list soon. The archaeological area is located in the Hisarbaşı neighborhood in the western province of Muğla. It was discovered

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  • Cetr’se ritual included in UNESCO’s Representative List

    on Dec 27, 13 • in Anthropology, Cultural heritage, Culture, Education, Ethnography, Etnology, Management, News, Republic of Macedonia, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Cetr’se ritual included in UNESCO’s Representative List

    The UNESCO National Commission marked Thursday the inclusion of Macedonia’s first ritual, called Cetrse, in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The application was filed in 2011 while the announcement was made during a conference held in Baku on Dec. 2-7. Cetrse is a unique and centuries-old custom marked annually on the Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs (March 22), honoring the venerable martyrs of Sebaste and marking the first day of spring. Participants gather on the streets and squares of Stip and then first go to the church on the

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  • Conference focuses on return of Parthenon Sculptures

    on Nov 12, 13 • in Ancient Greece, Antiquty, Conference, Greece, Museum, News, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Conference focuses on return of Parthenon Sculptures

    Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce is the descendant of Lord Elgin, who stole the Parthenon sculptures in the 19th century. The 11th Earl of Elgin has an entire ancient Greek throne and a sarcophagus in excellent condition decorating in his castle in Edinburgh. In an interview, he declared “my ancestor took away the marbles in an effort to save them,” adding that “in my life I have met Greece with a different view from Melina Mercouri on marbles issue. For this reason, I still think that I do not have to restore my ancestor’s memory.”

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