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Correction: Bolivia-Tiwanaku Vessels story

Sep. 19, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

TIWANAKU, Bolivia (AP) — In a story Sept. 18 about pre-Hispanic artifacts found in Bolivia, The Associated Press reported erroneously that they were more than 400 years old. They were more than 1,400 years old. A corrected version of the story is below: Archaeologists in Bolivia find ancient Tiwanaku...

UN: Reconstruction of landmark Mosul mosque to begin in 2020

Sep. 11, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO announced Wednesday that a landmark reconstruction of Iraq's al-Nouri mosque in Mosul, which was blown up by the Islamic State group in 2017, will start at the beginning of next year. The timeline of the restoration plan of the 12th-century monument,...

Tanzania inaugurates huge dam project in World Heritage Site

Jul. 26, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's president on Friday inaugurated a huge hydroelectric dam project in the country's largest wildlife reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, calling it the start of "economic liberation." Some wildlife groups have expressed dismay over the $2.9 billion Stiegler's Gorge...