A photo of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, Syria, released May 17, shows the site where Islamic State militants have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch and ancient temples.
November 7, 2015 The head of Syria's antiquities agency was in Italy making an appeal for help to stop the destruction of his war-torn country's cultural heritage at the hands of Islamic militants.
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Buddhist monks recover a statue of a Buddhist deity from a monastery at Swayambhunath.
May 3, 2015 At least 70 ancient sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed in last month's quake. Archaeologists and others are trying to protect and recover as much as they can, as fast as possible.
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A German law from 1516 says beer should only include three ingredients: hops, barley and water. Now brewers are lobbying to have the law be recognized by UNESCO.
December 18, 2013 A German brewers association is seeking UNESCO World Heritage status for a 500-year-old law that dictates how to make beer. The brewers argue that the law ensures purity in German beers. But others say the law is from a bygone era.
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