A team of researchers with Stockholm University and the Cultural Heritage Foundation has uncovered the remains of a number of Mesolithic people in an underwater grave in a part of what is now Sweden. In their paper published in the journal...Show More Summary
Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., was in IMMA this past week to launch The Ethics of Scrutiny curated by Daphne Wright, the second exhibition to be presented as part of the ground-breaking IMMA Collection:...Show More Summary
While the Olympic spotlight is on Korea, see the intriguing ways that mapmakers have depicted the peninsula over centuries.
How would you like to spend your family vacations at a place of stunning natural beauty, with perfect weather, world class beaches, a rich cultural heritage, amazing food and drink, friendly locals and 5 services? Thought it is probably...Show More Summary
This March sees ArtBAB return to Bahrain to host galleries and artists from around the world embracing Bahrain?s cultural heritage as an intimate marketplace. Now in its third year, ArtBAB reinforces Bahrain?s position in the Gulf as a regional arts hub, inspiring entrepreneurship, art education and local skills development. Show More Summary
In addition to their gorgeous, floral-inspired wedding at Rock Creek Gardens, this sweet couple held an intimate Thai wedding ceremony at the bride's father's home to honor her heritage and culture, and we could not be more in love. Photo after photo captured by the wonderful O'Malley Photographers shows the exquisite beauty that was the coming […]
In spring 2012, construction workers in Grosseto in central Italy, stumbled on a site used by Neanderthals some 170,000 years ago. A team of archaeologists led by Biancamaria Aranguren from Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities...Show More Summary
Following the recommendation of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (RCEWA), Britain’s Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism has placed a temporary export ban on a rare early Georgian miniature baby house sold at a London auction last May. The owner has applied for an export […]
"'Saving Lives or Saving Stones?' The Ethics of Cultural Heritage Protection in War" is now out in Public Affairs Quarterly http:// paq.press.illinois.edu/32/1/matthes.h tml …
This summer I’m slated to teach a two-credit hour course on International Cultural Heritage Law in Valletta, Malta. Valletta will serve as Europe’s 2018 Capital of Culture. Malta is a wonderful setting—Baroque architecture, outstanding works by Caravaggio, and we hold classes in the World’s first planned Renaissance city, Valletta. Show More Summary
Convents provide tranquil and often economical sleeping quarters. They can also be a way to tap into a deeply ingrained cultural heritage.
The historic Nazca Lines of Peru have been damaged by the actions of an inconsiderate truck driver. The driver, who has since been arrested and will likely face charges related to an attack against cultural heritage, deliberately drove off the Pan-American highway and into the 2,000 year old UNESCO Heritage Site. Show More Summary
We can't have nice, ancient things. Peru's Nazca Lines have so much historical and cultural significance that the United Nations declared the Peruvian coastal plains where they're located to be a World Heritage Site back in 1994. Created somewhere between 500 B.C. Show More Summary
Museums and other cultural spaces to showcase a uniquely Shanghainese style. [ more › ]
To modern Greeks, Alexander the Great is an integral part of their rich heritage -- one of history's greatest conquerors who toppled the hated Persian Empire and took Greek culture as far as Egypt and India. But ancient Greek city-states,...Show More Summary
In fall 2017, the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) started digging a medieval site in Tønsberg, a town founded during the Viking period and now considered to be Norway's oldest. Among the artifacts unearthed so far, including ceramics, metal, combs, and antler, was a chess piece dating to 800 years ago. Show More Summary
Archaeologists have unearthed a rare medieval chess piece in the remains of a 13th century house in Tønsberg, Norway. It was discovered just before Christmas by a team from the Norwegian Institute of Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) who were excavating the Anders Madsens gate area of Tønsberg. The cylindrical piece is 30 mm high (1.2 […]
Ben Gorm Mountain, Mayo Image: T Kahlert via Department of Culture THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has revealed that ancient human remains, which were discovered by a local hillwalker on a Mayo mountainside in 2016, date back as early as 3,600 BC. Show More Summary
On February 26, 2001, the Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar called for the destruction of all statues and non-Islamic shrines in Afghanistan. ?These statues have been and remain shrines of unbelievers,? he said, ?and these unbelievers continue to worship and respect them. Show More Summary
President Emmanuel Macron on Friday joined calls by bakers for France's traditional baguette to be recognised as one of the world's cultural treasures on UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage".