FILE- Visitors walk in front of the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
NEW YORK – From a coral-built cemetery in the Maldives to royal Kushite pyramids in Sudan, public water fountains in Nepal, prehistoric cave paintings in Brazil, and India’s earliest Chinatown, the World Monuments Fund’s 2022 Watch list, announced Tuesday, highlights 25 diverse sites with deep local significance in need of timely attention.
The sites span six continents and reflect the perils posed by climate change, natural and man-made crises, unsustainable patterns of tourism, and the need for representation of a wide range of people and stories. Learn about each of the sites, from an archipelago in Yemen to Africatown, Alabama.
Once a site is selected for the Watch, the World Monuments Fund seeks to collaborate with local partners in designing a conservation program tailored to the site’s—and their—needs. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), first supported the World Monuments Fund in 1999 and was honored at the organization’s annual Hadrian Gala in 2016.
UTTARKASHI, India (AP) — All 41 construction workers who were trapped in a collapsed mountain tunnel in northern India for more than two weeks were pulled out on Tuesday, bringing an end to a drawn-out rescue mission that had grabbed the country's attention for days.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunter Biden offered Tuesday to testify publicly before Congress, striking a defiant note in response to a subpoena from Republicans and setting up a potential high-stakes face-off even as a separate special counsel probe unfolds and his father, President Joe Biden, campaigns for reelection.
NEW YORK – The big turnout was accompanied by a festive mood, and a note of optimism was struck by the participation of the younger generation in the 32nd philanthropic meal of the Greek American Homeowners Association that took place at its headquarters in Astoria on Thanksgiving Day.
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