Human Evolution: Adaptations, Dispersals and Social Developments (HEADS)
Human Evolution related properties represent a process of evolutionary accretion that took place over a vast period of time, offering vital insight to scientific, cultural, ethological and ...
Modern Heritage Programme
At the start of 2001 the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and DOCOMOMO (Working Party for the Documentation and Conservation of buildings, sites ...
"Villages antiques du nord de la Syrie" : soutien au dossier de nomination.
La région des "villages antiques" dans le massif calcaire du nord de la Syrie, présente un intérêt considérable, tant sur le plan du patrimoine historique que du ...
Case Studies on the Conservation and Management of Historic Cities
The « Historic cities in development: keys for understanding and action» project, a compilation of 40 case studies on the conservation and management of historic cities, ...
Main Andean Road - Qhapaq Ñan
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru share a common cultural heritage of outstanding value: the Qhapaq Ñan, or Main Andean Road.
For the past three years the World ...
Remnants of an often hidden past, memorial sites, monuments and places linked to the slave trade and slavery bear tangible witness to that history and provide a memorial itinerary in the regions ...
UNESCO for Haiti
Making Culture a Motor for Reconstruction
Haiti, the "land of a thousand colours"
"Haiti will certainly not die, because its painters started painting again, its poets started creating, ...
Emergency consolidation and Restoration of Monuments in Herat and Jam, Phase I and II
The project aims at the emergency consolidation, conservation and restoration of the Minaret of Jam and The Fifth Minaret in Herat.
Consolidated and rehabilitated Minaret of ...
Repairing of the protective roof over the ruins of the Mosque of Haji Pyada, Balkh
The Mosque of Haji Pyada, built in the second half of the 9th century, is the most ancient Islamic religious structure in Afghanistan. Its form, a small square divided into nine equal sections ...
Successful completion of a two-year pilot project to inventory, conserve and restore collections of the National Museum of Afghanistan
Financed by the US Contribution to UNESCO, the US$250,000 pilot project for the documentation and conservation of Kabul Museum’s endangered collections produced inventories of objects that ...
UNESCO/Swiss Funds in-Trust Emergency consolidation of the monuments in Jam
Following the inscription of the Minaret and archaeological remains of Jam in the 'World Heritage List' and the 'List of the World Heritage in Danger' in 2002, the Government of Switzerland has ...
Regional Meetings on Modern Heritage
The first Regional Meeting on Modern Heritage, for Latin America, took place from 11 to 13 December 2002 in Monterrey (Mexico) and was organised by the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS, DOCOMOMO and ...
Tangible Heritage in Europe
Mozambique : Rehabilitation Project of the San Sebastian Fortress, Island of Mozambique
UNESCO and the Government of Mozambique signed an agreement in 2003 for the rehabilitation of the San Sebastian Fortress, the most emblematic monument on the Island of Mozambique, a site ...
The restoration of King Gbehanzin Palace – Royal Palaces of Abomey
Edited by Junzo Kawada, Published by CRATerre-ENSAG and UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
This publication describes the first restoration project of a World Heritage site in Benin, financed through ...
This rock-hewn church is a 600-year-old sanctuary in the building tradition of the northern part of Ethiopia, and marks the advent of Christianity in the southern part of Adadi Mariam, badly ...
Gondar -Palaces and castles
During unsettled periods between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, Ethiopian rulers moved their royal camps frequently. King Fasil (Fasiledes) settled in Gondar and established it as a ...
Harar- The walled town
The town of Harar dates from before the thirteenth century. Its strategic location between the coastal lowlands and central highlands led to its development as an important centre of Islamic ...
Lalibela - Rock-hewn churches
Following the decline of the Aksumite Empire, power shifted in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries to Roha in Lasta District. This was renamed for King Lalibela (1181-1221) of the Zagwe Dynasty ...
Tiya - Prehistoric site
The largest and most representative collection of stelae are to be found near the village of Tiya. Originally forty-six stelae were erected in the cemetery between the tenth and fifteenth ...