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What Inspires You? GHF Project Directors Open Up

Eugen Vaida
With the first week of 2016 well under way, we decided to start the new year on a high note by asking our project directors to share a personal experience or cherished quote that inspires them in the direction of their 'monumental' ambitions. Here's what they had to say. Kuanghan Li China Program Director...
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Join the Power of 10 Challenge!

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When a people’s precious heritage is under threat, we can’t wait for the perfect moment to save it. We must act now. And all it takes is 10,000 people to give $10. What will that $100,000 do? Provide 12 months of financial backing for the Cultural Emergency Program (CEP), our initiative providing immediate…

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Cyrene Celebrates Anniversary of Placement on World Heritage List

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Global Heritage Fund is pleased to announce an anniversary celebration for the inscription of Cyrene onto the World Heritage Site list. This celebration will be held on the 17th of December in Shahhat, Libya, under the supervision of Dr. Ahmad Abdulkariem. Once one of the greatest cities of Greek civilization outside of Greece, Cyrene declined and…

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Profiles in Heritage: Durmus Doğan

At Global Heritage Fund, we believe that the heart of heritage is not in buildings or monuments, songs or stories, but with those who cherish it most deeply. From now until the end of the year, we will be posting a series of intimate stories highlighting the many local voices that make our global...
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Say Hello to #GivingTuesday!


As the weather cools and the days grow shorter, people across the nation are gearing up for a month of family gatherings, delicious meals, and festive gift giving. With all the holiday cheer going around, it’s almost easy to forget that with Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah come the yearly rituals of consumer spending….

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6 Ways Technology is Revolutionizing Heritage

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Archaeology was a pretty rough and tumble business when it began. In Herculaneum, the local nobility destroyed irreplaceable papyri so they could have snatches of Greek to show to their friends. In Troy, the amateurish excavations of the German explorer Heinrich Schliemann unalterably damaged the delicate layers of civilization entombed beneath the ground....
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Celebrating Our New Website

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Global Heritage Fund is happy to announce the launch of our new website. The product of our reinvigorated content strategy, the site will serve as a portal into our work in heritage conservation and community development. We decided to refresh our website because we realized that our old site was not doing what…

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Exploring Morocco’s Sacred Granaries

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Global Heritage Fund’s emergency outreach initiative centers on the immediate restoration of two collective granaries in Amtoudi, agadir Aguellouy and agadir Id Issa. Both of these granaries have sustained significant damage as a result of the 2014 floods, and are thus prime candidates for preservation by GHF. “Do you see those three mountains,...
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Banteay Chhmar: Reflecting on Six Years of Work

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Now that we have drawn to a close our more than six years of involvement in the conservation of Banteay Chhmar, we’d like to explore the challenges, achievements, and future vision for the stewardship of this marvelous temple complex. The ruined stones of Banteay Chhmar blend seamlessly into the forested landscape of northwestern...
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Sagalassos, Turkey: A Once Forgotten City

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This grant supported the ongoing work of, The Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project of the University of Leuven in Belgium; who has been conducting large-scale archaeological excavations and surveys at the ancient city of Sagalassos and its territory since 1990, under the direction of Jeroen Poblome.

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