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By Thomas Adamson, Associated Press
A new collaboration between the U.S. Army and the Smithsonian Institution is expanding the numbers and capabilities of monuments officers in times of war. Their mission is to advise military commanders on how to minimize damage to art and key…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
From the Eiffel Tower to the Palace of Versailles, France is famous for iconic monuments and other structures. But the country also faces a large and growing challenge with protecting and preserving its lesser-known historic sites, many of which have…
By Jeffrey Brown, Frank Carlson
President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his threats to target Iranian cultural sites if Iran retaliates against the U.S. for killing one of its top generals.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Under current plans for the border wall, one 19th century cemetery could be lost entirely. Some graves would have to be exhumed; others without a headstone might be paved over.
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
By Maea Lenei Buhre
The benefits of life in larger cities can also come with the loss of a rich rural or indigenous craft culture. But this social enterprise company aims to bridge the gap between native artists and customers across the world.
By Jeffrey Brown, Mike Fritz
Shipwrecks have defined Bermuda from its earliest days, even acting as an essential economic driver. Thousands of artifacts have been left behind, providing clues about life and trade of the time. Now the wrecks are getting a new life in…
By Sandy Petrykowski
A new agreement lays the groundwork for the U.S. to impose import restrictions on Egyptian archaeological items to reduce the incentive to traffic antiquities.
By PBS NewsHour
For world-renowned scholar Khaled al-Assad, the ancient site of Palmyra was his home and his life. Then the Islamic State came for him, wanting to know where valuable artifacts from the site had been hidden. The 81-year-old, who didn’t give…
Ancient Manuscripts May Be Among Casualties of Malian Islamist Conflict…
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