Category Global Heritage Fund Posts

Donor Spotlight: Kyna Xu

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Kyna Xu traveled to Guizhou in the summer of 2016. Amazed at what she saw there and by GHF's work, she decided she would support the community in whatever way she could. And when she turned 21, she knew just how to do it. For her 21st birthday, Ms. Xu asked her friends...
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Pingyao: A Retrospective

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Global Heritage Fund ended its involvement in the historic city of Pingyao two years ago. Now, GHF’s China Heritage Program Director Kuanghan Li discusses GHF’s work and the site’s future potential. Pingyao is renowned as the first banking capital of China and one of the country’s few remaining walled cities. What was it about...
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Sagalassos Featured in Popular Archaeology

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Just over 100 kilometers north of the coastal city of Antalya, in the mighty Taurus Mountains, lies the ancient city of Sagalassos.The hub of the ancient region of Pisidia, whose people often preferred the secure embrace of the mountains to the vulnerability of the coast, this city's birth amongst the clouds provided a...
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Save the Palace of Agios Vasileios!

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Agios Vasileios is the most important archaeological find in Greece in this century. It needs your help today. Located on the outskirts of ancient Sparta, Agios Vasileios is one of the great Mycenean palaces of the Greek Bronze Age. But until ten years ago, no one knew that it existed. To find such...
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Profiles in Heritage: Yang Zaixiang

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At Global Heritage Fund, we believe that the heart of heritage lies with the people who cherish it. Periodically, we will be posting intimate stories highlighting the many local voices that make our global heritage a story truly beyond monuments. The pull of home is undeniable for Yang Zaixiang. His eyes grow wisty...
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Profiles in Heritage: Liu Xiaoli

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At Global Heritage Fund, we believe that the heart of heritage lies with the people who cherish it. Periodically, we will be posting intimate stories highlighting the many local voices that make our global heritage a story truly beyond monuments. “I find the ancient architecture very interesting” Liu Xiaoli says, looking up at...
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Imagining Ancient History in the Ruins of Termessos

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Life proceeds in a series of fits and starts, a lucky stroke here (or not), a series of fortunate events there (or not), a cavalcade of connections that reach a final happy result (or a humiliating end). So true is the summation model of life that its summum bonum, happiness, cannot be reckoned...
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The Future of UNESCO and World Heritage Sites

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The 40th Committee Meeting of the World Heritage Center of UNESCO was recently held in Istanbul, Turkey. Global Heritage Fund attended the conference because we have a firm belief in the power of individuals and their institutions to create positive change in the world. We met with our partners in academia, nonprofits, intergovernmental...
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Profiles in Heritage: Ali Koç

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At Global Heritage Fund, we believe that the heart of heritage lies with the people who cherish it. Periodically, we will be posting intimate stories highlighting the many local voices that make our global heritage a story truly beyond monuments. Ali Koç is not originally from Ağlasun. But, like many of the workers...
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ISIS and the Destruction of Southern Turkey

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“This place is heaven to me,” Khalil says through teeth as yellow and weather-beaten as the dirt his walls are built from. “It has belonged to my family since my father’s father’s day. Since his father’s day. I cannot leave. It is my culture. I must protect it.” Khalil sips tea in the...
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