Category Archives: earthquake

New Museum Memorializes Sichuan Earthquake Victims

Beichuan, the most heavily damaged town in the Sichuan earthquake zone, will soon become a museum and memorial to the victims of the May 12, 2008 earthquake.  The local government announced recently that the town’s ruins, including collapsed and leaning homes, … Continue reading

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UNESCO Seeks Ban on Haitian Artifacts Trade

Brought to your attention as an addendum to Culture in Peril’s last post regarding the earthquake’s effects on traditional Vodou burial rituals… UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recently issued a statement to Director-General Ban Ki-moon asking for his support … Continue reading

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Earthquake Disrupts Traditional Haitian Burial Rites

Over the past month, the world has eagerly followed news stories about the earthquake rescue and relief efforts in Haiti. Humanitarian aid in the form of personnel, medicines, materials, etc., has flowed into the destroyed country from all corners of … Continue reading

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