News on safeguarding of cultural heritage

Documentation of the Cultural Heritage of the Aché (Paraguay)

by Judith Brauner Amarilla (German Embassy in Asunción) The Aché are an indigenous people living in Paraguay. Their cultural heritage consists of stories and traditions passed on orally which today are only known to a few tribal elders. The filming of documentaries and the creation of a virtual museum made it possible to record them … Read more…

Music History Archives of Radio and Television (Afghanistan)

While the demolition of historic buildings over recent decades has been very visible, less public attention has been drawn to the no less devastating destruction of documents and other media, including audio and film material relating to expressions of Afghanistan’s intangible cultural heritage.

Clay Bricks for the Ziggurat of Uruk (Iraq)

In October 2018 archaeologists undertook conservation work at the Eanna Ziggurat in Uruk (Iraq), funded by the Cultural Preservation Program of the Federal Foreign Office.

(Re-)Constructing the Stone-Cone building in Uruk (Iraq)

3D reconstruction is an important tool for archaeologists to visualise lost Cultural Heritage. The German Archaeological Institute and the team of Artefacts visualised the more than 5000 year old Stone-Cone-Building of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Uruk.

Medina Azahara is now a World Heritage Site (Spain)

On July 1 the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO included Medina Azahara in the World Heritage List. The Caliphate city is one of the most remarkable medieval Islamic sites in the western Mediterranean.