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Prehistoric ‘bookkeeping’ continued long after invention of writing

Prehistoric ‘bookkeeping’ continued long after invention of writing | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
An archaeological dig in the southeast of Turkey has unveiled a considerable number of clay tokens that were used as records of trade until the advent of writing, or so it was believed.
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An archaeological dig in the southeast of Turkey has unveiled a considerable number of clay tokens that were used as records of trade until the advent of writing, or so it was believed
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Experts: More art treasures face destruction by ISIS - CNN.com

Experts: More art treasures face destruction by ISIS - CNN.com | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Thousands more art treasures could be destroyed in Iraq and Syria, antiquities experts fear, after ISIS released a video showing militants smashing artifacts at a museum in Mosul, Iraq.
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Director-General requests UN Security Council meeting on destruction of heritage in Mosul | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Director-General requests UN Security Council meeting on destruction of heritage in Mosul | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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ISIS jihadists armed with sledgehammers destroy ancient artefacts in Iraq

ISIS jihadists armed with sledgehammers destroy ancient artefacts in Iraq | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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These sad images are making the rounds since yesterday; no words to describe the sadness and outrage

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Carnegie Conservators Reveal True Face of Medici Portrait

Carnegie Conservators Reveal True Face of Medici Portrait | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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A restoration project centered on a portrait painting long believed to be a fake Bronzino revealed it to be a 16th century painting of a disgraced Medici.

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SHIRĪN - Syrian Heritage in Danger: an international research initiative and network

SHIRĪN - Syrian Heritage in Danger: an international research initiative and network | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Learn about Shirīn, an initiative from the global community of scholars active in the field of archaeology, art and history of the Ancient Near East

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UNESCO Director-General calls on all parties to protect Libya's unique Cultural Heritage

UNESCO Director-General calls on all parties to protect Libya's unique Cultural Heritage | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Amidst alarming reports of increase in acts of vandalism, illicit trafficking and attacks on Libyan cultural heritage, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova called on all parties to protect Libya’s unique cultural heritage

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Post-conflict reconstruction of Old Aleppo By Diana Miznazi

Post-conflict reconstruction of Old Aleppo By Diana Miznazi | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Aleppo, one of the oldest cities in the world, is often described as the most dangerous city in the world. The destruction is considered parallel to that of Hiroshima after World War II

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SYRIAN HERITAGE INITIATIVE Weekly Report 24 (January 20, 2015)

SYRIAN HERITAGE INITIATIVE Weekly Report 24 (January 20, 2015) | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The report is based on research conducted by the “Syria Preservation Initiative: Planning for Safeguarding Heritage Sites in Syria

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Five Secrets of the Major Restoration at Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House

Five Secrets of the Major Restoration at Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The lengthy restoration of Barnsdall Art Park's Hollyhock House, the first house in Los Angeles designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming to an end; soon, everyone will be...
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ISIS Bombed Historic Walls of Nineveh in Iraq

ISIS Bombed Historic Walls of Nineveh in Iraq | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
News and Analysis of Assyrian and Assyrian-related Issues Worldwide
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Scientists find huge Roman-era burial site in Poland included two Princely Graves

Scientists find huge Roman-era burial site in Poland included two Princely Graves | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Archaeologists are working in a huge necropolis in Poland where remains of people who lived from about 100 to 400 A.D. are buried.
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Alex Rayner on the restoration of street art in New York

Alex Rayner on the restoration of street art in New York | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Once expeditiously removed from New York City walls, vintage graffiti art is now being painstakingly restored. Is it time Britain did the same, asks Alex Rayner

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Fire in major Russian library destroys 1m historic documents

Fire in major Russian library destroys 1m historic documents | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Leading scientist speaks of cultural ‘Chernobyl’ after blaze ravages 2,000 sq metres of Moscow institute holding papers dating to 16th century

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News in Conservation, Issue 46 | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

News in Conservation, Issue 46 | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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News in Conservation, Issue 46 February 2015 now available for download

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New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art denounces 'catastrophic' Iraq destruction

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art denounces 'catastrophic' Iraq destruction | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

New York's famed Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday strongly condemned the catastrophic destruction of ancient artefacts by extremists in Iraq's

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New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday strongly condemned the catastrophic destruction of ancient artefacts by extremists in Iraq's

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Spotlights on Syria - NiC’s interview with Dr Prof Maamoun Abdulkarim

Spotlights on Syria - NiC’s interview with Dr Prof Maamoun Abdulkarim | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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News in Conservation was granted an exclusive interview with Prof. Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director General, Directorate General of Antiquities & Museums (DGAM), Syria

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Turkey's evacuation of Syrian tomb 'no retreat': Erdogan

Turkey's evacuation of Syrian tomb 'no retreat': Erdogan | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Turkey's decision to evacuate an historic tomb and the soldiers guarding it from Syrian territory was not a retreat, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday, rejecting opposition claims Ankara had surrendered the area to jihadists 


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Fostering Values to Protect Cultural Heritage in Syria By Hiba Qassar

Fostering Values to Protect Cultural Heritage in Syria By Hiba Qassar | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Since the beginning of the armed conflict in Syria, cultural heritage has been one of the victims of this conflict. A cultural patrimony that covers thousands of years was and still is suffering looting and destruction

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Monza, la Cappella di Teodolinda riapre dopo sei anni - Milano - Repubblica.it

Monza, la Cappella di Teodolinda riapre dopo sei anni - Milano - Repubblica.it | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Riapre al pubblico, dopo un restauro durato sei anni, la cappella di Teodolinda del Duomo di Monza, riconosciuta quale eccellenza d'arte gotica internazionale a opera degli Zavattari. Nell'altare della Cappella è custodita la Corona ferrea, che secondo la tradizione è stata forgiata co
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Expedition by archaeologists from the Western Australian Museum reveals new Batavia burial site

Expedition by archaeologists from the Western Australian Museum reveals new Batavia burial site | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Archaeologists from the Western Australian Museum and The University of Western Australia are back at Beacon Island examining archaeological sites related to one of WA’s most famous shipwrecks, the Batavia

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Swastika graffiti at Nazi concentration camp

Swastika graffiti at Nazi concentration camp | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Austrian police said Monday they have launched an investigation after vandals drew and etched four swastikas onto walls inside two buildings at the former Nazi concentration camp Mauthausen.


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Ancient artifacts and human remains surface as glaciers melt

Ancient artifacts and human remains surface as glaciers melt | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
In summer 2014 in just one Norwegian county a team of archaeologists found 400 Stone Age artifacts uncovered by glacial melt. “Mittens, shoes, weapons, walking sticks – lost in the hi...
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Tragedy as militants bomb 2,700-year-old Nineveh Wall in Iraq

Tragedy as militants bomb 2,700-year-old Nineveh Wall in Iraq | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Militants of the Islamic State have destroyed a large portion of the ancient Nineveh wall in Mosul, which dates back some 2,700 years.
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Exceptional discovery of rare Michelangelo bronzes - Telegraph

Exceptional discovery of rare Michelangelo bronzes  - Telegraph | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Two statues may be the only surviving bronze sculptures by Michelangelo, say experts at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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