Dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean such as Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Medieval City of Rhodes are under severe threat of coastal erosion and flooding due to rising sea levels within the next 100 years, a study has warned.
The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) will visit Myanmar’s ancient city Bagan in September for inspection assessment to decide whether the city should be placed into World Heritage list.
The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has lifted the ban on photography within the premises of India's protected monuments and sites, with the exception of three monuments. The move comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioned the validity of the outmoded rule, sputniknews.com reported.
The Australian and New South Wales (NSW) governments joined the president of Australia’s International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Ian Travers to announce that Sydney will host 1,200 global heritage experts in 2020, at the next Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS.