HERITAGE TODAY
 

It's time to see heritage beyond the headlines. With this newsletter, we've put together original content from our blog, interesting articles from around the web, beautiful pictures, and intriguing facts about heritage.

We hope you enjoy this newsletter, and that you continue to grow your interest in and concern for our priceless global heritage. Thank you again for your support.

Sincerely,

Stefaan Poortman
Executive Director
Global Heritage Fund
SAVING GLOBAL HERITAGE
Heritage is one of humanity's most precious assets. From the wild hills of northern Colombia to the deserts of Turkey to the bustling cities of China, cultural heritage touches all of our lives in wonderful, multifaceted ways. Read below for some insight into our projects all over the world.
Arquita Village, Romania
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by Matthew Strebe

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INSPIRING DEVELOPMENTS
Amidst all the talk of heritage loss, we often lose sight of the reasons we cherish heritage in the first place. Its capacity to give us wonder. Its ability to connect us with a time, culture, and people far beyond our own. Its beauty and its awe-inspiring power. Read below for some of your monthly inspiration in heritage.
Sarah Parcak is a space archaeologist. Soon you will be too.

from Wired

from TedX

from PhysOrg
DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Ancient City of Pingyao is China's best preserved example of a fortified settlement?
  • The Jantar Mantar, in the Indian city of Jaipur, was used by the Maharaja for taking celestial measurements in the 18th century?
  • Timbuktu's conservators used an elaborate ruse to save their city's manuscripts from jihadists?
  • Three new national monuments were designated in California recently?
  • Saudi Arabia is beginning to open up some of its many cultural heritage sites?
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