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Palmyra temple appears intact after blast: Syria official
Palmyra temple appears intact after blast: Syria official

A blast rocked the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra on Sunday but the site's famed Temple of Bel appeared to be largely intact.

Palmyra temple appears intact after blast: Syria official
UN chief appalled by 'barbaric' attacks in Palmyra
UN chief appalled by 'barbaric' attacks in Palmyra

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was appalled by reports that Islamic State militants had demolished a temple in Syria's ancient Palmyra.

UN chief appalled by 'barbaric' attacks in Palmyra
Yurt. Photo © Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Yurt may be recognized as Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan's cultural heritage: UNESCO

Yurt, a portable dwelling of Central Asian nomads, may be recognized as a cultural heritage of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan by the end of 2014.

Yurt may be recognized as Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan's cultural heritage: UNESCO
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev ©akorda.kz
Nazarbayev wants to boost Ulytau tourist potential

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about the significance of Ulytau, a cultural heritage of the Kazakh nation.

Nazarbayev wants to boost Ulytau tourist potential
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru
Silk Road included into World Heritage: Kazakhstan to ensure protection of cultural site

Kazakh representative to the UNESCO Executive Council Asel Utegenova said that Kazakhstan would ensure necessary protection of monuments included into the World Heritage.

Silk Road included into World Heritage: Kazakhstan to ensure protection of cultural site
Nauryz holiday. Photo courtesy of www.akorda.kz
Kazakhstan suggests including Nauryz in UNESCO cultural heritage

Kazakhstan National Commission for UNESCO suggested including Nauryz holiday and hawking in the list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Kazakhstan suggests including Nauryz in UNESCO cultural heritage
Yerzhan Kazykhanov met with Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry
Kazakhstan to run for membership in UNESCO World Heritage Committee

Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov met with Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova who arrived in Kazakhstan with her first official visit.

Kazakhstan to run for membership in UNESCO World Heritage Committee
The Silk Way could be included into UNESCO world heritage list in 2013
The Silk Way could be included into UNESCO world heritage list in 2013

China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have postponed the announcement of the Silk Way listing as the part of UNESCO world heritage.

The Silk Way could be included into UNESCO world heritage list in 2013
Photo courtesy of nv.kz
Two Kazakhstan monuments might be included into UNESCO Heritage List

Kazakhstan scientists are suggesting to include two architectural monuments located in Kazakhstan into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Two Kazakhstan monuments might be included into UNESCO Heritage List

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