WHS in the News

Great Barrier Reef Australia accused of trying to block Unesco process that could put Great Barrier Reef in danger list www.theguardian.com 30.11.21
Selimiye Mosque Restoration at Edirne's UNESCO-listed Selimiye Mosque begins www.dailysabah.com 27.11.21
Ancient Thebes Egypt restores ancient road linking temples of Luxor and Karnak www.theguardian.com 26.11.21
Palmyra Three looted Palmyra sculptures seized in Geneva freeport return to Syria www.theartnewspaper.com 25.11.21
Bamiyan Valley The Taliban destroyed Afghanistan’s ancient Buddha statues. Now they’re welcoming tourists. www.cnbc.com 25.11.21
Shushtar Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System closed amid safety concerns www.tehrantimes.com 15.11.21
Chan Chan Archaeologists find pre-Columbian mass grave in Chan Chan www.france24.com 11.11.21
Bamiyan Valley Video Shows Taliban Using Remnants Of Bamiyan Buddhas For Target Practice gandhara.rferl.org 11.11.21
Osun-Osogbo Osun Osogbo shrine gets $127,000 U.S grant www.premiumtimesng.com 09.11.21
Pompei Pompeii archaeologists discover rare 'slave room' www.france24.com 07.11.21
Fossil Hominid Sites Scientists find fossil of early hominid in South Africa www.ctvnews.ca 06.11.21
Gusuku of Ryukyu Shuri Castle observation deck opens to view reconstruction 2 years after fire at Okinawa landmark the-japan-news.com 04.11.21
Aasivissuit - Nipisat Greenland’s Qaammat Pavilion for Unesco celebrates land and people www.wallpaper.com 27.10.21
Studley Royal Park Archaeologists find ‘missing link’ in history of Fountains Abbey www.theguardian.com 25.10.21
Citadel of the Ho Dynasty Ancient citadel to be renovated for $32 mln e.vnexpress.net 24.10.21
L'Anse aux Meadows New Dating Method Shows Vikings Occupied Newfoundland in 1021 C.E. www.smithsonianmag.com 21.10.21
Bagan Fourteen pagodas in Bagan, Myanmar’s temple city, have been damaged by heavy rain www.irrawaddy.com 20.10.21
Wadden Sea Law to prohibit drilling for oil and gas in National Park Wadden Sea Niedersachsen www.ndr.de 14.10.21
Lut Desert 'World’s largest' nabkha discovered in UNESCO-tagged Lut Desert www.tehrantimes.com 12.10.21
Ping Yao Heavy rains damaged section of a wall in the historic town of Pingyao abcnews.go.com 12.10.21
Lake Baikal Galapagos of Russia threatened by chemical waste www.irishtimes.com 10.10.21
Amami-Oshima Island Illegal digging of endangered orchid suspected on World Heritage island in Japan mainichi.jp 09.10.21
Royal Palaces of Abomey France to give Abomey Palace artefacts back to Benin www.reuters.com 09.10.21
Amami-Oshima Island World Heritage islands forced to take measures to protect nature www.asahi.com 07.10.21
Sangha Trinational Cameroon plans a new road in Lobéké National Park news.mongabay.com 06.10.21
Gorham's Cave Complex Cave chamber closed for 40,000 years could hold the key to the lives of Neanderthals edition.cnn.com 01.10.21
Wet Tropics of Queensland Daintree: World Heritage rainforest handed back to Aboriginal owners www.bbc.com 29.09.21
Leptis Magna Jewel of Roman Empire lies neglected in Libya chaos www.france24.com 26.09.21
Stonehenge Cracks and holes in the stones which form Stonehenge are to be repaired for the first time in more than 60 years. www.bbc.com 15.09.21
Cerrado Protected Areas Firefighters battle flames in Brazil’s Chapada dos Veadeiros for 3rd day riotimesonline.com 15.09.21
Mammoth Cave Miles of unknown passages discovered at Mammoth Cave National Park www.cincinnati.com 14.09.21
Bamiyan Valley Bamiyan artifacts pillaged amid Afghan turmoil english.kyodonews.net 14.09.21
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Massive new animal species discovered in half-billion-year-old Burgess Shale phys.org 08.09.21
Komodo National Park Komodo dragon in danger of extinction as sea levels rise www.theguardian.com 05.09.21
Mountain Railways of India Darjeeling’s Toy Train may be Privatised www.news18.com 26.08.21
Venice and its Lagoon Venice Set to Charge Tourists for Entry From Next Summer www.bloomberg.com 23.08.21
Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef: scientists discover 400-year-old giant coral www.theguardian.com 20.08.21
Iguacu Brazilian road proposal threatens famed biodiversity hotspot www.nature.com 19.08.21
Laponian Area Sweden's once-highest peak loses 2 metres height in year as glacier melts www.reuters.com 18.08.21
Pompei Partially mummified remains, including hair and bones, of a former slave who rose through the social ranks have been found in Pompeii. www.theguardian.com 17.08.21
Petroglyphs of the Lake Onega and the White Sea Karelia opens road to White Sea petroglyphs tass.com 17.08.21
Trans-Iranian Railway The story behind the Trans-Iranian Railway, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century edition.cnn.com 15.08.21
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region Heavy rain causes sinkhole at Hara Castle ruins mainichi.jp 15.08.21
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Part of Hadrian’s Wall discovered in Newcastle city centre www.theguardian.com 14.08.21
Neolithic Orkney 5,000-Year-Old Wooden Stakes Discovered at Orkney’s Ness of Brodgar www.smithsonianmag.com 14.08.21
Wadden Sea Marsk Tower opens at Wadden Sea National Park in Denmark www.archpaper.com 13.08.21
Lübeck Carlebach-Synagogue in Lübeck reopens www.ndr.de 12.08.21
Olympia Site of first ancient Olympics at risk as fires rage in Greece www.euronews.com 07.08.21
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu Is Even Older Than Previously Thought, New Radiocarbon Dating Shows news.artnet.com 06.08.21
Komodo National Park Indonesia's controversial 'Jurassic Park' project going ahead in Komodo National Park edition.cnn.com 06.08.21