cultural heritage

How Syrian archaeologists are using science to stop ISIS from looting ancient sites

The Islamic State terror group has been making millions from looting artifacts in Syria, but one group of archaeologists is secretly fighting back — with science. The country is home to multiple
France is preparing to return African artifacts looted in its colonial era

France is preparing to return African artifacts looted in its colonial era

Dakar, Senegal It has taken a generational change to finally face the question of returning looted artifacts to former European colonies. French president Emmanuel Macron,…
The very good reason why we grieve iconic buildings we’ve never seen

The very good reason why we grieve iconic buildings we’ve never seen

Mourning lost cultural heritage has a lot to do with our own mortality.

The traditional music of the world would die without risk-takers like Martin Hayes

Damn near every region in the world has a well of traditional music that they're able to draw cultural water from. Some musical traditions are better known than others. Most folks have likely heard