|Church of the Nativity|
This past week there was plenty of follow-up in the wake of thedecision to inscribe the Church of the Nativity to the World Heritage list, and the destruction of cultural sites in Timbuktu.
National Public radio did a story a story about the Church of the Nativity, which you can listen tohere.
The Jerusalem Post offers an op-ed piece here. Jonathan Zimmerman offers a particulary interesting piece from the American perspective in the Philadelphia Inquirer, which you can read here.
Earlier in the week there was a brief flurry of news reports about extremists calling for the destruction of the Pyramids at Giza, but since then it has been revelead that the source for this news was a hoax.
Yesterday Secretary Clinton reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to protecting and preserving special places reflecting cultural and natural heritage by announcing a $200,000 U.S. grant for the World Heritage City of Luang Prabang during a stop in Laos.
|Repairing heritage site in Timbuktu in 2005|