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GHF in the News October 29, 2015

Can ‘fast-forward’ China safeguard its past?

October 29, 2015 – China is a nation in constant fast-forward as it charts its economic and social course in the form of Five-Year Plans. But as the country powers into the future, efforts are lagging to protect its past…Read more  

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GHF in the News October 08, 2015

Modis visit gives fresh lease of life to temple villages in Maluti

October 8, 2015 – Excitement among locals is palpable in the temple village of Maluti after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the online repair and conservation work of the 18th century temples on October 2. The Global Heritage Fund had declared it as one of the 12 heritage sites of the world, deteriorating…

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GHF in the News September 25, 2015

Transylvania’s rustic revival lures princes and homebuyers

September 25, 2015 – Dusk in the main street of Viscri, one of several hundred ancient villages scattered through the remote foothills of the Transylvanian Alps, features a peculiar daily routine. A procession of cows, goats and geese saunters un-shepherded, down from the hills to pass the night in outbuildings attached to the…

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GHF in the News September 23, 2015

Why heritage should be used to interpret the past and forge the future

September 23, 2015 – September is heritage month in South Africa. However, not many people may know that heritage and Heritage Day are much more than another chance for a barbeque, known locally as a braai. In the past few years, many South Africans have come to associate Heritage Day with a good opportunity to…

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GHF in the News August 12, 2015

7 must-do heritage hikes

August 12, 2015 – Globe-trotters seeking adventure and a chance to “travel with purpose” can now add a slew of cultural heritage sites to their list of destinations. Since 2002, Global Heritage Fund has been working to protect some of the world’s most endangered sites, including The Lost City in Colombia, the Sacred…

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GHF in the News August 01, 2015

Jungle trek to rediscover Colombia’s ‘Lost City’

August 1, 2015 –  Steep climbs, slippery river crossings and an indigenous tribe determined to save the environment. Sara Marshall treks through Colombia’s Sierra Nevada to find the Ciudad Perdida…Read more  

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GHF in the News July 28, 2015

9 tourist attractions that are literally dying

July 28, 2015 – Interview with GHF Executive Director, Stefaan Poortman on CNN… Read more  

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GHF in the News June 29, 2015

Director, National Museum of Iraq Discusses ISIS Destruction

June 29, 2015 – GHF’s Bijan Rouhani interviewed on NBC about the destruction of cultural relics in Iraq… Read more  

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GHF in the News May 27, 2015

Colombia’s Extraordinary Lost City

May 27, 2015 – Since 2009, non-profit organization the Global Heritage Fund (GHF) has been working in the Lost City to preserve the remarkable historic site…Read more  

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GHF in the News May 18, 2015

Raising Ancient Cambodia

May 18, 2015 – The sun had just set on the western horizon as my wife, Lisa, and I walked across a causeway to the ancient Khmer temple… Read more

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GHF in the News May 06, 2015

Can Nepal’s temples be saved?

May 6, 2015 – Largely destroyed by the earthquake, the country’s rich cultural heritage needs to be rebuilt. In a DW interview, Christian Manhart, head of UNESCO in Kathmandu, reveals how they plan to do it… Read more  

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GHF in the News April 25, 2015

The lost world of Hisar’s Mohenjo-daro

Apr 25, 2015 – Global Heritage Fund, an international organisation working for the protection of endangered sites in the developing world, has included…Read more  

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GHF in the News April 18, 2015

Can ‘national heritage’ Rakhigarhi survive for long?

Apr 18, 2015 – The site has already made it to 10 most endangered heritage sites in Asia by the watchdog Global Heritage Fund due to official apathy…Read more  

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GHF in the News April 09, 2015

Silicon Valley non-profit works to preserve endangered global culture

April 2015 PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO)—A non-profit group in the Silicon Valley is reaching around the globe to preserve cultures and architecture that could be lost forever. Photographs show beautiful villages in one of China’s poorest regions. Guizhou Province’s structures and way of life are endangered but the Global Heritage Fund in Palo…

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GHF in the News February 27, 2015

Historians horrified by video showing Islamic State militants destroying cultural artefacts

February 2015 The international community have expressed shock and dismay after the Islamic State posted a video online showing the destruction of cultural artefacts. It’s believed they have destroyed monuments from a museum in Mosul. UNESCO has called for a UN meeting to discuss how Iraq’s cultural heritage can be better protected. Listen…

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GHF in the News February 03, 2015

20 of the world’s most beautiful World Heritage Sites

February 2015 Every year, around 25 global sites deemed to have “outstanding universal value” are added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. There are now more than 1,000 sites to visit all over the world. Read more

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GHF in the News January 29, 2015

Piecing together puzzles in Cambodia

Jan 29, 2015 – As Mr. Kim navigated his car onto the puddled, potholed road that led to Banteay Chhmar, he turned to me. “Where are you staying?” he asked. “I don’t know,” I said…Read more  

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GHF in the News January 01, 2015

Living among ruins

Jan 1, 2015 – Santiago Giraldo oversees a city of 18 persons. A city once reduced to rubble by conquest and its citizens ravaged by disease… Read more   

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GHF in the News January 01, 2015

Piecing together puzzles in Cambodia

January 2015   As Mr Kim navigated his car onto the puddled, potholed road that led to Banteay Chhmar, he turned to me. “Where are you staying?” he asked. “I don’t know,” I said. He looked at me out of the corner of his eye. “There are no hotels in Banteay Chhmar.” “I…

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GHF in the News January 01, 2015

Living among ruins

January 2015   Santiago Giraldo oversees a city of 18 persons. A city once reduced to rubble by conquest and its citizens ravaged by disease. Today, only stones remain. Stones, which make up a patchwork of integrated paths, leading everywhere, but always back to the circular terraces of Ciudad Perdida, the ‘Lost City’…

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