Tag Archive: UNESCO

The Metropolitan Museum Features Medieval Church Treasures in Fall Exhibition

Hildesheim Cathedral

Germany’s Hildesheim Cathedral in Lower Saxony has one of the most complete surviving ensembles of ecclesiastical furnishings and treasures in Europe, including many medieval masterpieces made between about 1000 and 1250. The cathedral was designated a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1985. Major renovations that are currently underway provide the opportunity for Medieval Treasures…

Aberdeen’s medieval burgh records recognised by UNESCO

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An extraordinary collection of burgh records for Aberdeen held by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives has been recognised by UNESCO. The first eight volumes of Aberdeen burgh registers, which cover the period 1398 – 1509, will now be included in the UK Register of Important Documentary Heritage, part of the UNESCO Memory of the World…

Fire rages in Aleppo’s historic medieval market

Historic Medieval Market Torched ALEPPO

Fires have swept through the medieval marketplace of Aleppo, a district that helped make the heart of Syria’s largest city a UNESCO world heritage site. Some described the overnight blaze as the worst blow yet to a historic district that helped make the heart of Syria’s largest city and commercial hub a UNESCO world heritage…

Battle Castle Trailer: Crac des Chevaliers

Battle Castle Logo

Our friends at Battle Castle have released the trailer for the first episode of the series. And as you probably guessed by the title it features Crac des Chevaliers! For those who are unfamiliar with Crac des Chevaliers, it is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the world. Located in Syria it sits…

Leça do Balio Medieval Fair

Medieval fair in Matosinhos celebrates every year the the old Santiago pilgrimage passage, were in the XII century the military order of St. John of Jerusalem decided to choose the Leça do Balio Monastery has it´s headquarters. Placed by the ancient roman road that connected Porto and Braga, the Leça do Balio Monastery is still…

Visiting a medieval monastery in Armenia

The medieval monastery of Geghard in Armenia’s Kotayk province appears almost camouflaged, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. Geghard was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 and although the monastery has been in place since before the 4th century, the main cathedral was built in 1215. It…

Medieval Georgian Sites Placed On UNESCO Endangered List

The Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, two jewels of medieval Georgian architecture, are under threat. That’s according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), whose World Heritage Committee is holding its annual session this week in Brazil. The committee maintains a catalog of nearly 900 natural and cultural sites of “outstanding universal…

Bulgarian Medieval Castle Might Be Protected by UNESCO

The South African Ambassador in Bulgaria, Sheila Camerer has announced that there is a possibility for the medieval fortress in the Bulgarian city of Vidin, “Baba Vida”, to be included in the protected sites by UNESCO. Camerer has stated that during the weekend nearly 500 tourists have visited the fortress in the northwestern city. “Baba…