HERITAGE/ Endangered Historical Sites

The world is full of beautiful places ready to be explored by heritage lovers of any kind. However, lack of finances, unwise urban plans and neglect have led in many cases to gradual decay of many valuable sites. Learn about some of the most endangered monuments and places around the world.


Articles

Seven Most Endangered Sites and Monuments in Europe destination

Seven Most Endangered Sites and Monuments in Europe

Joe McClain

Europa Nostra, the pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage, along with European Investment Bank Institute has identified seven of Europe’s most endangered landmarks for 2013 out of 50 nominations that were received. According to Europa Nostra’s findings, some of the natural and cultural heritage sites are in danger because of a dearth of expertise or funds, whereas some others are facing a threat because of neglect, inadequate planning, political conflicts or natural disasters. Their pro...
Historical Gas Street Lamps in Berlin to Be Replaced destination

Historical Gas Street Lamps in Berlin to Be Replaced

Pat Hyland

The warm glow of Berlin's historic gas streetlights could be burning out soon. Although the romantic gas street lights are functioning without a flaw and have been a part of Berlin's landscape for over 200 years, City Hall has announced that it intends to phase out the majority of the gas lamps in an effort to make the city carbon-neutral by the year 2050. Currently, Berlin contains over 42,500 gas powered streetlights, and some streetlight models cost as much as $700.00 a year for fuel and mai...
Italy’s Citadel of Alessandria Deteriorating Fast destination

Italy’s Citadel of Alessandria Deteriorating Fast

Pat Hyland

Citadel of Alessandria in Italy is one of the world’s precious heritages that got seriously endangered. For those who love visiting old heritage sites, this destination is not new. It is one of the celebrated sites that have stood the test of time since the 18th century. Citadel of Alessandria is one of the amazing remains of the 18th century fortifications in Europe. Its commencement is worth-hearing since it introduces us to the Napoleonic times as well as the days of unification of Italy. ...
Turkey: Historic Region of Hasankeyf to Be Flooded destination

Turkey: Historic Region of Hasankeyf to Be Flooded

Andrea Hausold

The beautiful site of Hasankeyf is a favorite of many visitors to Turkey because of its historical value and insight into the local culture. However, the area is currently under threat from the creation of the Ilisu hydroelectric dam. Plans to build the dam were put on hold in 2008 because of concerns over environmental and cultural protection but it seems that it is once again on course to be completed and is about to wipe out this precious landscape. The proposals for the dam have been promote...