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Romania seeks World Heritage status for Transylvania village in gold mine row

By Paola Totaro & Claudia Ciobanu LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Romania has asked the United Nations to make a Transylvanian village boasting 18th century houses & intact Roman mining…

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Fossil first: ancient human relative may have buried its dead

By Ed Stoddard CRADLE OF HUMANKIND, South Africa (Reuters) – Humanity's claim to uniqueness just suffered another setback: scientists reported on Thursday that a newly discovered ancient species related to…

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War Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Treasures, Satellite Photos Show

Three years of heavy fighting have taken a toll on Syria's archaeological treasures. Five of the country's six World Heritage sites "exhibit significant damage," & some buildings are now "reduced…

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Obama seeks solace at Stonehenge

Amesbury (United Kingdom) (AFP) – President Barack Obama sought solace Friday at the mystical, prehistoric English monument of Stonehenge, relaxing after stressful days confronting Russia & rising jihadism in the…

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French cave home to earliest drawings wins World Heritage status

Doha (AFP) – UN cultural agency UNESCO on Sunday granted its prized World Heritage status to a prehistoric cave in southern France containing the earliest known figurative drawings. Delegates at…

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World Heritage nod for ancient Palestinian village

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The United Nations cultural agency has listed the Palestinian village of Battir as a World Heritage site in danger, raising hopes among residents Saturday that…

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Sydney Opera House tiles up for 'virtual' sale

The Sydney Opera House has come up with a novel new way to raise funds & boost the building's profile by selling "virtual" ownership of the tiles on its tallest…

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