Sagrada Familia Construction Completion Date Cleared

#sagradafamilia #unesco #spain #barcelona #religion #culture

The Sagrada Familia is set to become the tallest religious building in Europe when the latest stage in its decades-long construction - the raising of six new towers - is complete.
The Antoni Gaudi-designed cathedral, which already dominates ...

read more

Italian Government To Restore Ancient Colosseum

#colosseum #unesco #italy #rome #culture #construction

Italy has earmarked over US$ 20 million to rebuild the arena floor in the Colosseum where gladiators once fought wild beasts, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini announced. The idea is that the arena could be used once more to house events and perhap...

read more

Egypt Outraged Over China's Fake Sphinx!

#sphinx #unesco #egypt #china #funny #culture

China is famous for its "duplitecture," but one recent example, a larger-than-life-sized replica of the Sphinx, outraged Egypt so much that it called on UNESCO to issue a cultural cease and desist. The structure will now be demolished. The fake Sphi...

read more

Great Wall Much Longer Than Previously Believed

#greatwall #unesco #china #culture

In 2008, a construction team building a new expressway linking Shenmu county and Yulin city, both in Shaanxi province, found the remains of an ancient wall buried in the ground. The ruins were only 30 centimeters high. Archaeologists later learned th...

read more

China Kicks Off Great Wall Protection Project

#greatwall #unesco #china #culture #construction

The municipal government of Jiayuguan in northwest China's Gansu province on November 18 kicked off a repair and construction project focused on the western end of China's Great Wall, reported Xinhua.

The project will involve repair work...

read more