Archaeological Society of South Africa Annual Symposium
Starts: Saturday, 29 August, 2015 07:00am
Ends: Saturday, 29 August, 2015 01:40pm
The Annual Symposium is designed to bring academics and society members together once a year for a full day of exciting lectures. This year we are presenting talks on World Heritage sites. We decided to look at sites outside of southern Africa and we have been able to present talks on five UNESCO world heritage sites from four continents. Our sixth speaker will talk about the importance of world heritage. How our heritage is under threat and how heritages are made. With the increasing destruction, theft and sales of many of the worlds’ most valued antiquities, it is becoming more and more important to celebrate and understand our shared global heritage. The topics this year cover Buddhist art in the Ajanta Caves, India; Mayan temples in Central America; ancient fossils in Wadi El-Hitan or the ‘Valley of the Whales’ in the Western Desert of Egypt; the ancient city of Hazor in the north of Israel and the replicas of Upper Palaeolithic rock art caves in France.
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