Latest Cultural preservation News

Archaeologists uncover rare 14th-century Spanish synagogue

Feb. 07, 2023 09:31 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Archaeologists in the southern Spanish town of Utrera confirmed on Tuesday they had uncovered a 14th-century synagogue hidden within a building that was later converted into a church, hospital and most recently a bar. Archaeologist Miguel Ángel de Dios told...

Yemen and Lebanon sites added to UNESCO endangered list

Jan. 25, 2023 21:35 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An ancient Yemeni kingdom and a Lebanese modernist concrete fair park were added Wednesday to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites in danger, the latest entries from the Middle East. The seven major landmarks of the Ancient Yemenite Kingdom of Saba and the Rachid...

Wetland forest with unique plants, wildlife now protected

Jan. 16, 2023 00:02 AM EST

ROCKY POINT, N.C. (AP) — With a mission to the beauty of natural habitats along North Carolina’s coast, Janice Allen was thrilled with the efforts to protect what she called a “little wetland gem” by two busy highways in Rocky Point. Allen, director of Land Protection for...

Former Rep. Carolyn Maloney takes Hunter College position

Jan. 10, 2023 13:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who lost a Democratic primary to longtime colleague Jerry Nadler when last year's redistricting process put them in the same New York district, will spend the spring semester mentoring students at Hunter College's Roosevelt House Public Policy...

Finance committee blocks $15.5m conservation purchase

Jan. 06, 2023 13:04 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Members of the Legislature's powerful finance committee have blocked a state Department of Natural Resources plan to spend $15.5 million on a conservation easement to preserve 56,000 acres of northern Wisconsin forest. The purchase would have been the largest...