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Excavation, Documentation and Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Hasankeyf Must Continue
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Excavation, Documentation and Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Hasankeyf Must Continue

Open letter to the Government of Turkey, the Suppliers to the Ilısu Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Project, and the Members of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee 24 March 2020 The newly opened Hasankeyf Museum – constructed to preserve some of the artifacts salvaged from Hasankeyf and the region before flooding by Turkey’s controversial Ilısu Hydroelectric...

Can Iraq Get its Water Wheels on UNESCO World Heritage List?
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Can Iraq Get its Water Wheels on UNESCO World Heritage List?

ِAL-MONITOR BY: Adnan Abu Zeed  Young boys stand on the banks of the Euphrates River near an ancient water wheel. Hit, Iraq, Dec. 1, 2018. Iraq has been working for the last three months to rehabilitate its historical norias in Hit, a city located in western Iraq on the banks of the upper Euphrates River. The Iraqi government aims...

Iraqi Youth Discover the Ahwar of Iraq World Heritage in the Third Youth Camp of Humat Dijlah
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Iraqi Youth Discover the Ahwar of Iraq World Heritage in the Third Youth Camp of Humat Dijlah

For the third year in row, Iraqi youth learned about Iraqi heritage in the annual youth camp in Chibayish Marshes in Dhi Qar Governorate, Southern Iraq. This camp is an annual event organized by Humat Dijlah and the Mashufna Cultural Center. Participants were young activists from the cities of Baghdad, Najaf, Hit, Nasiriyah and Diwaniyah to...

When heritage in Iraq becomes a strategic asset: from conflict target to marker of peace
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When heritage in Iraq becomes a strategic asset: from conflict target to marker of peace

Paper prepared prior to the 2017 meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Krakow, Poland, 2-12 July 2017. The International NGO Forum on World Heritage takes place in conjunction with the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting and will present cases of World Heritage Sites where there is a concern for their safeguarding and management,...

Open letter: Request to withdraw from the relocation of the Zeynel Bey Tomb in Hasankeyf/Turkey
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Open letter: Request to withdraw from the relocation of the Zeynel Bey Tomb in Hasankeyf/Turkey

+++ Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive, Turkey +++ Mesopotamian Ecology Movement, Turkey +++ Hasankeyf Matters, Turkey +++ Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, Iraq +++ Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative, Iraq +++ Movement for the Protection of Aracthos River, Greece +++ Ecological collective of Irakleio, Greece +++ Friends of the Earth, Greece +++ Cultural...