A global challenge: preserving earthen architecture
Across the world and throughout the ages, human societies have built their homes and cities with earth. An abundant and readily available material, earth is found everywhere, directly underfoot. All buildings made with it attest to the resourcefulness of architectural traditions that have been in use for thousands of years.
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Hopes and perils.
Lopé-Okanda, a true natural museum with a threatened earthen architecture.
Conservation challenges of an earthen Ziggurat monument.
Earthen architecture against impoverishment.
Interview with Jean Dethier
Living with earth – the future of a universal and millenial building culture.
ICOMOS and Earthen Architectural Heritage.
International legal instruments for protecting cultural sites in wartime.
Anna Amalia Library re-opens after extensive restoration; Restored Venaria Reale Palace re-opens; Latin American National Parks; Safeguarding modern architecture; Fires in Greece; Tentative Lists in Africa.
Dresden Elbe Valley status threatened; Tourism as a threat to the Galápagos Islands; Progress with the conservation of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Experts meet on Mediterranean agro-pastoralism; New World Heritage map for 2007-2008 now available, Cultural routes – a conference for a rarely-used category; Young professionals receive fellowships.
IN PRINT AND ONLINE
A selection of books, brochures and publications, press articles and multimedia dedicated to World Heritage.