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Exhibition at Musée du Quay Branly Offers the Opportunity to Discover...

PARIS.- With more than 160 exceptional items, most of which have never left their country of origin, this exhibition offers the opportunity to discover the Guatemalan Maya, one of the major civilizations that shaped the history of pre-Columbian America...

Thai Leader Defends Leaving United Nations Heritage Site Body

BANGKOK (AP).- Thailand's prime minister is defending his country's decision to quit the U.N.'s World Heritage Convention. Abhisit Vejjajiva says the group's consideration of a Cambodian plan to manage a protected temple on Thailand's border would inc...

This Year’s ART Santa Fe International Art Fair Starts July 7th

Santa Fe, NM.- Experience Matters, and for the 11th installment of the acclaimed international art fair ART Santa Fe, this phrase means an exciting week-end in the country’s second largest art market. ART Santa Fe runs from July 7-10, 2011. It all ...

Agreement Reached on the Sphinx of Hattusha

BERLIN.- Several days ago the conclusion in Berlin of German-Turkish expert discussions on the Hittite sphinx was reached. It has been agreed that the more than three-thousand year old sculpture which has survived only in part and which has been kept i...

Czech Town Offers History, Castle, Beer and Bears

By: Shirley O'Bryan Smith, Associated Press CESKY KRUMLOV (AP).- Centuries of history have earned this Czech town a designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's a Bohemian beauty, tucked into a horseshoe bend on the Vltava River, with interesting ...

Under Unusual Arrangement, in Austria, Castles Aren’t Just for Kings

VIENNA (AP).- Robert Tidmarsh's eyes light up when he talks about the sprawling park surrounding Schoenbrunn Palace, one of Austria's most famous landmarks — and his to enjoy every time he comes home. "My garden's quite nice!" says the 59-year-old...

Under Unusual Arrangement, in Austria, Castles Aren’t Just for Kings

VIENNA (AP).- Robert Tidmarsh's eyes light up when he talks about the sprawling park surrounding Schoenbrunn Palace, one of Austria's most famous landmarks — and his to enjoy every time he comes home. "My garden's quite nice!" says the 59-year-old...

In Austria, Castles Aren’t Just for Kings

VIENNA (AP).- Robert Tidmarsh's eyes light up when he talks about the sprawling park surrounding Schoenbrunn Palace, one of Austria's most famous landmarks — and his to enjoy every time he comes home. "My garden's quite nice!" says the 59-year-old...

Two Mexican Sites Inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage List

MEXICO CITY.- Mexico has 2 new sites inscribed in the World Heritage List issued by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Inland Royal Road) and the Prehistoric caves of Yagul and ...

Amsterdam Canal District Named UNESCO World Heritage Site

NEW YORK, NY.- The Amsterdam canal district has been added to the prestigious United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Heritage List! The decision was announced at the 34th Session of the World Heritage Committee in Bra...

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