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UNESCO adds Bahrain burial mounds to World Heritage List

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:29 PM

There are some 11,774 burial mounds, says UNESCO, while another 15 sites include 17 royal mounds built as two-story towers

HERITAGE. A picture taken on July 2, 2019 shows the Dilmun Burial Mounds, near the village of Aali, south of the Bahraini capital Manama. STR/AFP

Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change

IFUGAO RICE TERRACES. The Ifugao Rice Terraces are the products of a very rich and complex Ifugao culture that resisted the Spanish conquest for more than 200 years. All photos courtesy of the Ifugao Archaeological Project

UNESCO adds 4 new sites to World Heritage list

Jul 15, 2016 - 9:41 PM

The sites include the so called qanat water systems in Iran the Zuojiang Huashan rock art cultural landscape in China and the archaeological site of Nalanda Mahavihara in India

HERITAGE SITE. The Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art in China is included in UNESCO's heritage list. Photo by Zhu Qiuping, from UNESCO website

UNESCO set to expand World Heritage list at Istanbul meeting

Jul 07, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Candidates include 350 million year old fossils and works by Franco Swiss architect Le Corbusier

ON THE HERITAGE LIST SOON? In this file photo, a visitor looks at Notre-Dame-du-Haut chapel designed by Le Corbusier on September 9, 2011 in Ronchamp. Sebastien Bozon/AFP

Vigan City stays walkable despite influx of tourists

Mar 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Vigan City famous for its old Spanish style houses and cobblestone streets considers sustainable transportation an important part of its heritage conservation and preservation

FAMOUS STREET. Tourists and locals troop to Calle Crisologo, Vigan City's famous cobblestoned street. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/ Rappler

Plan ensures Great Barrier Reef future: Australia

Mar 21, 2015 - 4:25 PM

The 35 year plan for the major tourist attraction off the Queensland coast includes a ban on the dumping of capital dredge material in the area and sets targets to improve water quality and marine life populations

GREAT BARRIER REEF. An undated handout photo received from Australian Institute of Marine Science on October 2, 2012 shows bleaching on a coral reef at Halfway Island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.Photo by RAY BERKELMANS/AFP/AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE

Davao's Mt Hamiguitan named UNESCO World Heritage site

Jun 24, 2014 - 9:27 AM

It is the 6th Philippine site to join the list and the first Philippine mountain range

NEW WORLD TREASURE. With the recent inclusion of Mount Hamiguitan in the list, the Philippines now boasts 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Photo from Wikipedia

PH wins seat in UN World Heritage Committee

Nov 21, 2013 - 1:38 PM

The Philippines seat in the World Heritage Committee is a recognition of the country s heritage conservation efforts says conservationist

HISTORIC CITY. Calle Crisologo is the most-visited street in UNESCO World Heritage Site Vigan City. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Uproar over 'Hollywood': Taal Volcano, landscape under World Heritage 'Tentative List'

Oct 21, 2011 - 8:00 AM

The Hollywood style sign that s being proposed for Taal might pose some problems based on the rules of UNESCO