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UNESCO–IAU Astronomical Heritage Web Portal Launch
2012-08-24 08:39:07

Buildings and monuments relating to astronomy throughout the ages stand as a tribute to the diverse and often complex ways in which people have rationalized the cosmos and framed their actions in accordance with their understanding of it.

2012-07-03 23:02:25

Sangha Trinational - shared between Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo; Lakes of Ounianga in Chad and Chengjiang fossil site in China have been inscribed on the World

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2010-08-04 10:43:37

The thematic study on the Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy, prepared within the framework of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, presents an overall vision of astronomical heritage and attempts to identify some of the most outstanding examples that are of significance to everyone.

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2010-08-01 08:29:20

The UN’s cultural and scientific body added a region of mountainous forests in Sri Lanka and an isolated archipelago off Hawaii to UNESCO’s World Heritage list, officials said on Saturday.

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2010-07-29 11:20:00

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee said Wednesday that it removed Ecuador's Galapagos Islands from its list of endangered sites because of Quito's protective efforts in the Pacific archipelago.

2009-06-30 11:46:57

The World Heritage Committee has added the Belize barrier reef system and Los Katios National Park to its list of world heritage sites that are in danger. Composed of seven protected areas, many small mangrove islands and coastal lagoons, the Belize Barrier Reef System is home to a number of threatened

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2009-06-26 12:10:00

UNESCO on Friday inducted the Wadden Sea and Italy’s Dolomites to its World Heritage List of protected regions.

2006-07-28 12:40:14

WARSAW (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday it would decide next year whether to rename the Auschwitz death camp, a U.N. World Heritage site in Poland, to make clear that it was operated by Germans not Poles.

2005-07-15 09:09:19

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The world's oldest and largest meteorite crater, part of Japan's northernmost island and two Norwegian fjords are among seven sites added to the U.N. World Heritage list this week.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.