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2014-06-16 08:20:28

Award-Winning Cruise Line to Host Experts, Create Excursions, Support Efforts SEATTLE, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra-luxury, small-ship cruise operator Seabourn has signed an agreement

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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2010-07-23 06:35:00

Thirty-two natural wonders and cultural treasures are competing to join the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) top world heritage list when it meets in Brazil next week.

2010-03-22 09:56:00

International photo exhibition of 77 works chronicles preservation efforts of endangered cultural heritage sites in developing countries. WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meridian International Center and California-based Global Heritage Fund announce the opening of an international photographic exhibition, Preservation by Design: Safeguarding the World's Cultural Heritage on Saturday, March 20, 2010.

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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.

2009-02-18 06:45:00

GENEVA, February 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 16th, jaeger-lecoultre.com has started an online auction of the prototype "Number 1" of the model Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm Tides of Time, from its SIHH 2009 collection. 100% of the proceeds will go to a World Heritage project identified by UNESCO. Symbolising the "Tides of Time" partnership between Jaeger-LeCoultre, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the International Herald Tribune, this timepiece associates two of the...

2008-07-15 18:00:20

A WEARMOUTH church is inviting people to celebrate its history and find out more about its bid to become a World Heritage Site. St Peter's Church in Wearmouth, Sunderland, is applying for the status along with St Paul's Church which is in Jarrow.

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.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.