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April 17, 2012

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A Short History Of Akaba Idéna

Posted by Thierry Joffroy, CRAterre-ENSAG
The magic entry, is protected by hidden amulets
The magic entry is protected by hidden amulets

The oral traditions of Kétou say that Prince Shopashan left Ile-Ife (the capital of the Yoruba Kingdom) with his family and other members of his clan to install a new kingdom at Aro. A few generations later, his descendant, King Ede, left Aro with 120 families to settle in Kétou.

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April 10, 2012

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Marking the Routes of the Silk Roads

Posted by Natalia Turekulova, ICOMOS Kazakhstan
World Monuments Fund
Fragment of the view on Shopan Ata necropolis, 2011

Old necropolises are some of the only man-made landmarks that can be seen along the main routes that cross the vast steppes and deserts of the Mangystau peninsula and the Usturt Plateau, between the Caspian and the Aral Seas. These ancient roads, which are still in use, in the Middle Ages connected Khorezmian and Sogdian lands with the territories to the north and west of the Caspian Sea.

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April 9, 2012

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510 Fifth Avenue Revisited

Posted by Ken Feisel, Art Director
510 Fifth Avenue
510 Fifth Avenue

Today I walked past 510 Fifth Avenue on my way back from lunch and had my first look at the revamped building, which was listed on the 2012 World Monuments Watch and which was the subject of a lawsuit brought by the Coalition to Save MHT.

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April 4, 2012

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What Would Russel Do?

Posted by Lori Moss, Assistant Director of Russel Wright Center
World Monuments Fund
Russel Wright in his studio, 1942, (c)Russel Wright Center

It is a question that the Manitoga board, staff, and volunteers frequently ask when faced with the many challenges of restoring, preserving and interpreting the home, studio, and 75-acre woodland garden created here by Russel Wright.

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April 3, 2012

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Healing the Place of Great Spirit

Posted by Jean-Paul Maitinsky, Executive Director, Vivian Linares, Director of Programs, and Lori Moss, Assistant Director, Russel Wright Center
World Monuments Fund

Greetings from sun-drenched Dragon Rock, Russel Wright’s home and studio at Manitoga, where an early spring has awakened ferns, wildflowers, moss, leaves, and grass in our 75-acre forest garden.

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