Churches in Greece and Romania Included in 2010 World Monument Watch
“The churches of Lesvos, Greece, and those of southern Transylvania in Romania’s Sibiu are the two cultural heritage sites from the Balkans included in this year’s World Monument Watch of places threatened by neglect, demolition or disaster.
The World Monuments Fund, WMF, a non-governmental organisation, which has strived to preserve cultural heritage across the globe for more than 40 years, issues the World Monument Watch every two years.
“Ranging from the famous (Machu Picchu, Peru) and remote (Phajoding, a monastery high in the mountains of Bhutan), to the unexpected (Merritt Parkway, Connecticut, US) and little-known (desert castles of ancient Khorezm, Uzbekistan), the 2010 Watch List tells compelling stories of human aspiration, imagination and adaptation,” according to the press released published by the organisation today.
Both of the Balkan entries in the Watch are two series of churches, located, respectively, on the Greek island of Lesvos and in the region Transylvania in Romania. [...]
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