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Romanian police seize stolen archaeological treasures taken from sites and destined for auction

Romanian police seize stolen archaeological treasures taken from sites and destined for auction | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Romanian police have seized gold coins and a treasure trove of statues which are over 2,000 years old allegedly stolen from archaeological sites and d
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UNESCO Report Details How Climate Change Threatens World Heritage Sites

UNESCO Report Details How Climate Change Threatens World Heritage Sites | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
The Statue of Liberty is a favorite victim of Hollywood’s climate change disaster scenarios. Films including The Day After Tomorrow and AI: Artificial Intelligence depict the greened copper monument destroyed by tsunamis and submerged by rising sea levels. The new report “World Heritage and Tourism
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Restoration starts at Kabul's war-battered palace

Restoration starts at Kabul's war-battered palace | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday launched restoration work at Kabul's historic Darul Aman Palace, whose bombed out ruins have long symbolised t
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Rome launches 500-million-euro SOS for historic sites

Rome launches 500-million-euro SOS for historic sites | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Rome on Tuesday issued a 500-million-euro SOS to companies, wealthy philanthropists and its own citizens to help restore many of the Italian capital's
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China’s ancient Buddhist grottoes face a new threat — tourists

China’s ancient Buddhist grottoes face a new threat — tourists | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Fragile frescoes, abandoned for centuries, have survived plenty else.
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Today’s “Monuments Men” speak Italian

Today’s “Monuments Men” speak Italian | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Palmira is just the most recent and devastating example of the danger faced by works of art and monuments in case of conflict. The ancient Roman ruin
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Russia and Syria Use Palmyra as a Stage for Political Theater

Russia and Syria Use Palmyra as a Stage for Political Theater | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Since its capture by ISIS in May of 2015, Palmyra has become a kind of archaeological fetish for the West. Artists and scholars who made no remark on endless images of Syrian corpses were moved by the sight of pulverized
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CHTHO asks Iranians abroad to report smuggled artifacts

CHTHO asks Iranians abroad to report smuggled artifacts | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief Masoud Soltanifar asked Iranians abroad to report smuggled artifacts and antiquities to Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization (CHTHO).
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Seventeen paintings stolen from Verona museum retrieved in Ukraine

Seventeen paintings stolen from Verona museum retrieved in Ukraine | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
The Art Newspaper is the journal of record for the visual arts world, covering international news and events. Based in London and New York, the English-language publication is part of a network of titles founded by Umberto Allemandi with editions in Italian, French, Russian, Chinese and Greek.
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The man who helped save Afghanistan's treasures from ravages of war

The man who helped save Afghanistan's treasures from ravages of war | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Najibullah Popal squirrelled away priceless gold from Kabul’s National Museum – and kept the secret for 11 years
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Radical solution proposed to solve Venice's cruise ship problem

Radical solution proposed to solve Venice's cruise ship problem | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
The Art Newspaper is the journal of record for the visual arts world, covering international news and events. Based in London and New York, the English-language publication is part of a network of titles founded by Umberto Allemandi with editions in Italian, French, Russian, Chinese and Greek.
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Pompéi obtient un sursis grâce à un vaste plan en cours - Le Journal des Arts - n° 456 - 29 avril 2016

Pompéi obtient un sursis grâce à un vaste plan en cours - Le Journal des Arts - n° 456 - 29 avril 2016 | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Face à la situation alarmante du site archéologique situé près de Naples, les autorités italiennes ont mis en œuvre il y a cinq ans u
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Face à la situation alarmante du site archéologique situé près de Naples, les autorités italiennes ont mis en œuvre il y a cinq ans un plan de restauration et de valorisation de plus de 100 millions d’euros. Si les effets positifs commencent à se faire sentir, illustrés par la réouverture de plusieurs « domus », l’afflux de près de 3 millions de visiteurs par an et le retour de grands concerts semblent peu compatibles avec la fragilité des ruines.

 
POMPEI - Le 6 novembre 2010 la Maison des Gladiateurs de Pompéi s’effondrait sous le poids de la pluie et de l’incurie. L’écho de cet écroulement se répandit à travers le monde entier. Depuis, cinq ministres, cinq directeurs de Surintendance, 105 millions d’euros, au moins cinquante chiens errants, cinq années et plus de 13 millions de visiteurs… sont passés sur ce site archéologique unique au monde.

Toutefois, la ruine de la Maison des gladiateurs a représenté, dans l’Italie des paradoxes, une opportunité pour Pompéi. Avant, la ville ancienne se délitait dans le silence ; après, la pression médiatique a été tellement forte et la situation du site s’est révélée si grave que le gouvernement a décidé de démarrer, en 2011, le Grande Progetto Pompei (Grand Projet Pompéi), devenu, en 2012, l’un des grands projets de l’Union européenne.

Aujourd’hui se promener sur les voies dallées donne l’impression de traverser une ville frappée, non pas par l’éruption du Vésuve (celle de 79 apr. J.-C.), mais par un tremblement de terre : des dizaines et dizaines de mètres de travaux, partout des échafaudages, un gigantesque chantier en plein air. Cependant, ce n’est pas la terre qui a tremblé, mais plutôt les institutions italiennes qui, dans les dix dernières années et jusqu’au début du projet, ont conduit à faire de Pompéi ce symbole d’une Italie fatiguée, endettée jusqu’au cou et corrompue. Mais c’est en 2014, avec l’arrivée à la direction de la Surintendance de l’archéologue Massimo Osanna, que le vent a tourné et aussi que le Grand Projet Pompéi a pris son élan. Ce plan, qui se veut un modèle pour de futures initiatives européennes, s’articule autour de cinq lignes directrices : la connaissance du site, les travaux de restauration, la valorisation et la communication, la surveillance.

Le 23 décembre 2015, en présence du président du Conseil italien, six bâtiments célèbres ont été rouverts au public, après restauration : la fullonica de Stephanus et les maisons du cryptoportique, de Paquius Proculus, de l’éphèbe, de Fabius Amandius et des amants chastes. Cette première étape est un symbole fort pour les nombreux atouts du Grand projet Pompéi.
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Varun Dev temple being restored

Varun Dev temple being restored | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
After seeing almost complete ruin, the temple is being restored now.
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ISIS Destroys Two Gates in Ancient City of Nineveh

ISIS Destroys Two Gates in Ancient City of Nineveh | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Members of ISIS have destroyed two large gates in Iraq’s ancient city of Nineveh, which once served as the capital of the Neo-Assyrian empire. Michael Danti, co-director of the American Schools of Oriental Research’s Cultural Heritage Initiative (CHI) and archaeology
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Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen 18th-century Dutch masterpiece

Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen 18th-century Dutch masterpiece | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
A Ukranian art buyer has handed back a missing 18th-century painting stolen a decade ago from a Dutch museum, bringing the total number of masterpiece
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Monks won't leave ancient monastery amid ISIL threat

Monks won't leave ancient monastery amid ISIL threat | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
May 27, 2015
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L’antique église syrienne de Saint-Siméon victime de bombardements | Connaissance des Arts

L’antique église syrienne de Saint-Siméon victime de bombardements | Connaissance des Arts | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Entre le nettoyage culturel commis par Daesh et les bombardements russes, les sites syriens inscrits au patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco risquent de tous fin
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Political Bargaining Chips? Israel Returns Ancient Artifact to Egypt, But Billions of Dollars in Africa's Stolen History Remain Missing - Atlanta Black Star

Political Bargaining Chips? Israel Returns Ancient Artifact to Egypt, But Billions of Dollars in Africa's Stolen History Remain Missing - Atlanta Black Star | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Egypt has recovered two of its ancient and priceless artifacts, raising questions as to how much more stolen African history is yet to be recovered. In a show of improving relations between the two countries, Israel returned two sarcophagus covers to Egypt on Sunday, as CNN reported.  Priceless works of art with elaborate decorations and …
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When Cultural Heritage Is Caught in the Cross Hairs

When Cultural Heritage Is Caught in the Cross Hairs | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Palmyra, Syria, has been liberated, but Russia has put a military base there. Palmyra is the latest of many examples of cultural sites militarized or damaged in wartime.
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Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France

Egypt Repatriates 44 Stolen Archaeological Objects from France | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Photos courtesy of Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities After more than six years of negotiations, French authorities agreed to hand over to Egypt 44 artifacts
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Archaeological looting in Mexico grows 1000% in 10 years

Archaeological looting in Mexico grows 1000% in 10 years | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Almost 1,282 thousand archaeological pieces were seized in Mexico in the last 10 years.
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War objectors' graffiti must be saved, says English Heritage

War objectors' graffiti must be saved, says English Heritage | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Fragile walls at Richmond Castle bear rare first-hand testimonial from men who refused to serve in first world war
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How Not to Buy Stolen, Looted or Forged Art

How Not to Buy Stolen, Looted or Forged Art | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
The art trade has long thrived on the fact that so-called experts know much more about the works in question than the buyers.
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Celebrity ape selfies harming efforts to curb wildlife trafficking, UN body warns

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Instagram snaps of celebs such as Paris Hilton and James Rodriguez posing with orangutans and chimpanzees is endangering the survival of the great apes
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Nehru Memorial museum theft: Stolen gold dagger recovered, two housekeepers arrested

Nehru Memorial museum theft: Stolen gold dagger recovered, two housekeepers arrested | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Theft of the dagger, gifted to former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru by Saudi Arabia, from a glass frame in the gifts gallery Monday had triggered a furore.
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Syria: Looted Byzantine artefact sold in London for £50,000

Syria: Looted Byzantine artefact sold in London for £50,000 | Heritage in danger (illicit traffic, emergencies, restitutions)-Patrimoine en danger | Scoop.it
Archaeologists say artefacts pillaged from heritage sites in war-torn country traced to London.
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