Category Archives: endangered sites

Lordy Lord, Lourdes! Pilgrimage Site Suffers Record Flooding

The rainwater and snowmelt that flooded southwest France just over a week ago has finally receded.  The normally tranquil Gave de Pau river rose as much as 15 feet, spilling over its banks and pouring into medieval towns across the Pyrenees. … Continue reading

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Post Office Workers Curb Illicit Smuggling of Peru’s National Cultural Heritage

This article was prominently featured in the The New York Times Americas section on June 14th.  Self-proclaimed “defenders” of their nation’s history, an art historian and an archaeologist have joined together to safeguard Peruvian cultural heritage from illicit smuggling.  Trafficking in … Continue reading

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Baig’s Forts and Palaces Photobook Released To Much Fanfare

Amita Baig’s 256-page photo book Forts and Palaces of India was officially released to the public at an event attended by a long list of celebrities and superstars.  The crowd lauded the author for the 25 years she has dedicated to … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Thank You’s to Some CiP Followers

Lately I have made enthusiastic attempts to reach out the growing community of cultural heritage, museum, and archaeology bloggers, in hopes that they might find Culture in Peril a useful resource for the cross-fertilization of ideas.  My belief is that … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Thank You’s To Some CiP Followers

Lately I have made enthusiastic attempts to reach out the growing community of cultural heritage, museum, and archaeology bloggers, in hopes that they might find Culture in Peril a useful resource for the cross-fertilization of ideas.  My belief is that … Continue reading

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Climate Change and the World Archaeological Heritage

WEATHER. Sometimes a “good” archaeologist. Other times a “bad” archaeologist. *** A March/April 2009 feature article, “Climate Change: Sites in Peril,” published in Archaeology magazine, discusses some of the environmental threats facing archaeological sites around the world.  Global warming, rising sea levels, melting glaciers, … Continue reading

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Photo book captures India’s fragile architectural heritage

A new book, Forts and Palaces of India (Om Books International, 256 pages) by conservationist Amita Baig, calls attention to the increasing deterioration of India’s architectural heritage and raises the issue of preservation for the country’s fragile forts and palaces.  Released … Continue reading

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