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The Restoration of Ancient Bronzes: Naples and Beyond" From The Getty

The Restoration of Ancient Bronzes: Naples and Beyond" From The Getty | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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'Cyber-archaeology' salvages lost Iraqi art - BBC News

'Cyber-archaeology' salvages lost Iraqi art - BBC News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Syria's Monuments Men hide 2,000-year-old artefacts as ISIS advance on Palmyra - one of the world's most important archaeological sites 


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Persepolis preservation

Persepolis preservation | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) has submitted a request for a 400-billion-rial ($12 million) budget to preserve Persepolis

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Taj Mahal not turning yellow, government assures Parliament

Taj Mahal not turning yellow, government assures Parliament | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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An agency of the Indian Government announced that the Taj Mahal is not turning yellow due to pollution and the necessary steps are being taken for the preservation of the historic Agra monument

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These Roman Mosaics Don't Look Like They Used To

These Roman Mosaics Don't Look Like They Used To | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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ICOMOS Expresses Concern About Bulgaria's Cultural Heritage - Novinite.com

ICOMOS Expresses Concern About Bulgaria's Cultural Heritage - Novinite.com | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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In a letter to the Bulgarian authorities, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) expressed its concern about the country's endangered cultural heritage

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US Museum returns looted statue to Cambodia - Business Insider

US Museum returns looted statue to Cambodia - Business Insider | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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An American museum has returned a 10th-century sandstone statue of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman to Cambodia, decades after it was looted

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How crowdfunding could see Nero’s villa re-emerge into Rome’s sunlight

How crowdfunding could see Nero’s villa re-emerge into Rome’s sunlight | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Nero’s grandiose villa in Rome is slowly emerging from centuries of neglect.
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Beirut House, a Lebanese heritage symbol - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Beirut House, a Lebanese heritage symbol - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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he Barakat house, a residential structure first constructed in the 1920s, is being restored as Beit Beirut, a cultural center that will honor the city's heritage

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Pompeian frescoes cured with antibiotics

Pompeian frescoes cured with antibiotics | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Frescoes from Villa of the Mysteries were treated using a course of antibiotics

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The damage is brutal and widespread": Archaeologists head to Lebanon to see heritage sites damaged by conflict

The damage is brutal and widespread": Archaeologists head to Lebanon to see heritage sites damaged by conflict | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Archaeologists find origins of 1st century settlement beyond damage of bulldozing carried out during conflict

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The Archaeology News Network: China starts new terracotta army dig

The Archaeology News Network: China starts new terracotta army dig | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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China launched a second excavation project on Thursday on a burial pit in the ancient capital of Xi'an, where an army of terracotta warriors guards the mausoleum of China's first emperor


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Ancient Roman mosaics ruined in botched restoration job

Ancient Roman mosaics ruined in botched restoration job | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Officials in Turkey are attempting to fix at least eight ancient mosaics, after they were ruined during a shoddy restoration job

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Syria's Monuments Men hide 2000-year-old artefacts as ISIS advance on Palmyra - Daily Mail

Syria's Monuments Men hide 2000-year-old artefacts as ISIS advance on Palmyra - Daily Mail | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Syria's Monuments Men hide 2,000-year-old artefacts as ISIS advance on Palmyra - one of the world's most important archaeological sites 


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70 Million Mummified Animals in Egypt Reveal Dark Secret of Ancient Mummy Industry

70 Million Mummified Animals in Egypt Reveal Dark Secret of Ancient Mummy Industry | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
In what is described as Egypt’s “dark secret,” a staggering 70 million mummified animals have been found in underground catacombs across Egypt, including cats, birds, rodents, and ev...
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KVPT Nepal Earthquake - Architectural Heritage Response Fund

KVPT Nepal Earthquake - Architectural Heritage Response Fund | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
In the wake of this terrible humanitarian disaster, the April 25th earthquake, help us to help Nepal save its glorious cultural heritage - heritage that is a source of immense national pride, income and identity for Nepal.
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Iraq Says ISIS Demolishes Ruins To Cover Up Massive Looting Of Cultural Heritage

Iraq Says ISIS Demolishes Ruins To Cover Up Massive Looting Of Cultural Heritage | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Mellon Foundation makes challenge grant to fund conservation science at Yale - Yale News

Mellon Foundation makes challenge grant to fund conservation science at Yale - Yale News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Yale University has received a $2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance the field of conservation science

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UNESCO condemns 'severe' bombing damage to Sanaa old town

UNESCO condemns 'severe' bombing damage to Sanaa old town | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The United Nations cultural agency on Tuesday condemned "severe damage" caused to heritage sites in Yemen, such as Sanaa's old city, during intense bombing of the rebel-held capital

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Restoration of historic painting revealing detail obscured by ages of grime - The Patriot Ledger

Restoration of historic painting revealing detail obscured by ages of grime - The Patriot Ledger | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
PLYMOUTH – The brownish dirt underfoot was once actually white snow. And the seemingly threatening gray skies were light blue and filled with
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Anticipating a Crowd, Milan’s Cathedral Undergoes a Restoration

Anticipating a Crowd, Milan’s Cathedral Undergoes a Restoration | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The Duomo di Milano is among the restoration projects undertaken in the city in anticipation of Milano Expo 2015

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Fire at Clandon Park - an update from the National Trust | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Fire at Clandon Park - an update from the National Trust | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Captain Kidd's treasure 'found' in Madagascar

Captain Kidd's treasure 'found' in Madagascar | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Underwater archaeologists find a 50kg silver bar thought to have belonged to the notorious British pirate
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Archaeology, temples 'caged' against time in Selinunte - ANSAmed

Archaeology, temples 'caged' against time in Selinunte - ANSAmed | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Archaeology, temples 'caged' against time in Selinunte, Sites filled with historical vestiges, restoration almost done, Restoration work that began last year is supposed to be completed between June and July.
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Skeleton of high-status girl was one of dozens of burials at Hampshire Saxon cemetery, say archaeologists | Culture24

Skeleton of high-status girl was one of dozens of burials at Hampshire Saxon cemetery, say archaeologists | Culture24 | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
An excavation at an industrial estate in Hampshire in 1973 revealed the grave of a girl, aged between 12 and 14 and buried with a necklace, alongside dozens of Saxon skeletons.
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