Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Church of the Nativity - a World Heritage Site

Church of the Nativity

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

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I’m glad to hear the news about Giza was a hoax- that seemed a disturbingly radical move, even for extremist groups. Such structures massively influence, disregarding culture, economy, something no country can live without.