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Top 5 reasons to visit the Christmas markets in the Dolomites

The crisp air of the Unesco Dolomite mountains during the winter season seem to have a warmer glow during the Christmas festivities. The larger cities and smaller mountain towns are dressed up in magical lights and amazing Christmas decorations. Show More Summary

Naples Journal: Naples Celebrates as Its Pizza Makers ‘Conquer the World’

Unesco put the century-old art of Neapolitan pizza making on its annual list of “the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.”

Ahmad Al Mahdi Destroyed Heritage, Sentenced in Court

The destruction of Cultural Heritage is a War Crime! Meet Ahmad Al Mahdi, the first person convicted of the war crime of having deliberately destroyed Cultural Heritage. Learn the story. (UNESCO). The destruction of Cultural Heritage...Show More Summary

Can't Be Topped: Neapolitan-Style Pizza Making Wins UNESCO Heritage Status

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The traditional form of pizza making was recognized on Wednesday by the U.N.'s cultural arm. The designation is intended to safeguard and raise awareness about forms of cultural heritage.

Naples pizza-making wins UNESCO heritage status

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The art of Naples' dough-twirling pizza makers joined UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage" Thursday, securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures including a Saudi art form traditionally practised only by women. Show More Summary

World's Best Pizza Comes From Italy And Involves Twirling The Dough

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

The Naples tradition of pizza twirling has made UNESCO's Lists Of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Sir Isaac Newton’s Cambridge papers added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register

The Cambridge papers of Sir Isaac Newton, including early drafts and Newton’s annotated copies of Principia Mathematica -- a work that changed the history of science -- have been added to UNESCO's International Memory of the World Register.

Naples pizza twirling seeks nod as UNESCO 'intangible'

Naples' art of pizza twirling is a candidate to join UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage" next week along with a wealth of other cultural treasures such as Saudi Arabian wall painting and Bangladeshi cane weaving. Meeting on the South...Show More Summary

The Top 10 World Heritage Sites in Greece

To many people, Greece is known mainly as a country with beautiful turquoise colored waters, vivid architecture, and delicious cuisine. While this is true, Greece is also rich with history. Greece is home to over 18 unique UNESCO sites that you can visit. Show More Summary

A Slice Above the Rest? Pizza Could Earn UNESCO World Heritage Status

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The cheesy pie would join Turkish coffee, Croatian gingerbread, and other delicious culinary creations on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

Activists say Poland breaches EU laws on logging in ancient forest

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has repeatedly breached a European Union court ruling banning logging in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, environmentalists said on Tuesday.

Poland reacts coolly to EU court warning of fines for logging

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland reacted coolly to a warning it could incur fines for continuing to log in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, saying on Tuesday its actions were lawful.

Poland faces 100,000 euros a day fine if it continues logging in forest

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's top court said on Monday Poland would be fined 100,000 euros ($117,000) a day if it did not stop large-scale logging in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

One of Gaudí's Most Famous Homes Opens to the Public for the First Time

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The UNESCO World Heritage Site has been private property since it was built in the 19th century, but now, the public can finally peek inside.

MAD Architects-designed residences rise like mountains in a UNESCO Heritage site

MAD Architects just completed the Huangshan Mountain Village, their latest nature-inspired project that mimics the curves of China’s most beautiful mountains in a UNESCO World Heritage site. Located on a ridge, the developments comprise ten unique buildings that rise like individual peaks overlooking Taiping Lake. Show More Summary

Climate change imperils one in four UNESCO natural sites

Climate change imperils one in four UN-listed natural heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands -- nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report said Monday. The number of UNESCO natural sites at risk...Show More Summary

UNESCO’s new French chief brushes off US withdrawal

Audrey Azoulay, the newly-elected French head of UNESCO, has brushed aside the United States' decision to pull out of the UN cultural body.

New UNESCO chief brushes off US pullout

UNESCO's new chief on Monday brushed aside the United States' decision to walk out of the UN cultural body, saying the organisation had survived long periods without Washington before. Former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay, elected on Friday to head UNESCO, said the US was "not the beginning and end" of the agency. Show More Summary

French ex-culture minister confirmed as new UNESCO head

UNESCO member states on Friday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of France's former culture minister Audrey Azoulay to head the embattled cultural agency. "The unity you have shown in this vote is a good omen for the coming period,...Show More Summary

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