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UNESCO Notifies Best Practices for Preserving Underwater Heritage

UNESCO Notifies Best Practices for Preserving Underwater Heritage

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The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) recently decided to establish a Register of best practices for the safeguarding of underwater cultural heritage. The decision was followed by an invitation by the Conference of States Parties for countries to provide best practice examples for projects that ensure the lasting protection of underwater archaeological sites or remains, the sustainable management of sites, notable efforts to give the public access to such vestiges, or the inclusion of local communities in underwater heritage management. It needs to be noted here that The Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage was adopted in 2001. It aims to help save ancient shipwrecks, sunken cities, decorated grottos and any other un...
Cultural Garbage

Cultural Garbage

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An earlier blog post dealt with the concept of garbage. The term is a function and reality of man-made systems. The word has existed since the very beginning and is also part of cultural history. The post referred to the term garbage as waste generated from the use of raw material needed for cooking and living our everyday lives. The residual - garbage - impacts the physical 'environmental' quality of our lives. Here is a possibility that it may also refer to a part of socio-religious city space. Thus defined, garbage will be identified in quite different ways and would refer to built spaces in a city, with very different visible outcomes. Cities tend to grow in concentric circles. Delhi is no exception. We have reference to our city being built nine times over and every time it ...

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