2 July 2012
On Saturday 30 June 2012 information was received and verified about the destruction of the Sidi Mahmoud, Sidi Moctar and Alpha Moya Mausoleums , three of the 16 mausoleums that form part of the World Heritage property of Timbuktu in Mali. News of further destruction of mausoleums was received on Sunday, 1 July and Monday, 2 July 2012.
A major fire has destroyed a 200-year-old revered Sufi shrine in Srinagar city in Indian-administered Kashmir.
BBC. The cause of the fire, which devastated the wooden building, remains unknown. Witnesses first noticed the fire at the Peer Dastageer Sahib shrine on Monday morning, and it quickly engulfed the wooden structure, reports said.
17th ICOMOS General Assembly Scientific Symposium « Heritage, Driver of Development »: The electronic proceedings of the Symposium are available for download.
23 May 2012
Following the alarming situation in Mali, the Blue Shield expresses its deep concern regarding the safeguarding of the country’s invaluable cultural and historical heritage and deplores the suffering and loss of life this conflict has entailed.