Cultural preservation

This photo shows gravestones at the Jewish Cemetery on Okopowa Street in Warsaw, Poland, Friday Dec. 22, 2017. The Polish government is donating 100 million zlotys (US$ 28 million) to preserve the cemetery. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 22, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government has donated 100 million zlotys ($28 million) to restore and protect a major Jewish cemetery in Warsaw, one of the country's largest public contributions toward preserving the Jewish culture nearly wiped out in the Holocaust. The Okopowa Street Jewish...
Read More
December 22, 2017 - 1:41 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has announced it is leaving UNESCO citing the U.N. cultural agency's "systematic attacks" on the Jewish state. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said Friday that the decision was based on the organization's "attempts to disconnect Jewish history from the land of...
Read More
December 22, 2017 - 1:39 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has announced it is leaving UNESCO citing the U.N. cultural agency's "systematic attacks" on the Jewish state. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said Friday that the decision was based on the organization's "attempts to disconnect Jewish history from the land of...
Read More
A view of the mosaic of transfiguration which covers the surface of 46 meters square inside the basilica of the monastery of Saint Catherine is shown on Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 in South Sinai, Egypt. The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western officials, comes after three years of restoration work on the eastern side of the library that houses the world’s second largest collection of early codices and manuscripts, outnumbered only by the Vatican Library, according to Monk Damyanos, the monastery’s archbishop. (AP Photo/Samy Magdy)
December 16, 2017 - 2:08 pm
ST. CATHERINE'S, Egypt (AP) — Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai. The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western...
Read More
A view of the mosaic of transfiguration which covers the surface of 46 meters square inside the basilica of the monastery of Saint Catherine is shown on Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 in South Sinai, Egypt. The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western officials, comes after three years of restoration work on the eastern side of the library that houses the world’s second largest collection of early codices and manuscripts, outnumbered only by the Vatican Library, according to Monk Damyanos, the monastery’s archbishop. (AP Photo/Samy Magdy)
December 16, 2017 - 2:01 pm
ST. CATHERINE'S, Egypt (AP) — Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai. The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western...
Read More
December 16, 2017 - 12:24 pm
ST. CATHERINE'S, Egypt (AP) — Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai. The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western...
Read More
December 16, 2017 - 10:04 am
ST. CATHERINE'S, Egypt (AP) — Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Egyptian and western...
Read More
Poland's President Andrzej Duda, second left, hands new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, left, and Beata Szydlo talk during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Morawiecki is to focus on developing Poland's economy and improving the government's image abroad. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 12, 2017 - 7:37 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is to outline his foreign and home policy goals, a day after he was sworn in and tasked with boosting the economy and Poland's image abroad. Morawiecki, who will deliver a policy speech later Tuesday, succeeds Beata Szydlo who for...
Read More
A man shows a pizza cooked in the first stone oven which was used in the 1889 to make the first pizza Margherita in Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Italy is waiting a decision by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to recognize to the Neapolitan pizza in the intangible cultural heritage list. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA Via AP)
December 07, 2017 - 11:23 am
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — The city of Naples, often in headlines for its garbage woes and mafia violence, is celebrating international recognition of its tastier side. UNESCO on Thursday added the art of the Neapolitan pizza maker, or "pizzaiuolo," to its list of "intangible cultural heritage of...
Read More

Pages