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The Reconstruction of Mecca’s Grand Mosque Involves Extensive Damage to Major Historical Features

In a move that is controversial among both heritage professionals and Muslim groups outside of the extremist Wahabi government of Saudi Arabia, the rulers of Islam’s birthplace have begun construction on the Grand Mosque of Mecca in order to expand … Continue reading

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Huff Post Blog: Empowering Entrepreneurs to Save Cultural Heritage

Empowering Entrepreneurs to Save Cultural Heritage | Hufffington Post. The below blog post, written by Larry Coben for the Huff Post’s Social Entrepreneurship section, highlights the kind of work that some believe will help protect archaeological sites from looting or … Continue reading

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Sunset Views and Sustainable Tourism Concerns at Angkor

http://www.wmf.org/field/sunset-views-and-sustainable-tourism-concerns-angkor “Sunset Views and Sustainable Tourism Concerns at Angkor Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Sustainable tourism is an important element of WMF’s work and a critical message around the world as heritage sites balance protecting fragile, historic materials and providing a … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Angkor as an Icon of Cultural Tourism and Sustainability Efforts

Angkor Archaeological Park, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, became a World Heritage Site in 1992 under unprecedented circumstances, and has since become a prime exemplar of the issues that popular destinations of cultural tourism face when trying to achieve sustainability. The … Continue reading

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