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January 10, 2014

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A Visit to the Frick

Posted by Kristen Ahye, Field Programs Intern
World Monuments Fund
Photo by Paul Rivera

On one of the coldest days of the year 15 students, two teachers, and two WMF staff members huddled in the entryway of the Frick Collection. As fingers and toes began to regain feeling there was a noticeable shift in sentiment—contentment at having escaped the cold gave way to wonderment as the group began to fully appreciate its surroundings.

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January 10, 2014

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Ikoni, haut lieu des Traditions Comoriennes

Posted by Fatima Boyer, President, Collectif du Patrimoine des Comores
World Monuments Fund

La porte du Funi Aziri, située au cœur (Harimwamdji) de la ville d'Ikoni, date du XVIIIeme siècle. Ce monument doit son nom au prince héritier (Aziri) du sultanat Hambou qui s'était exilé et qui était revenu secrètement dans sa ville. Il s'était caché derrière la porte de la ville pour suivre les débats qui se tenaient sur la place publique (bangwe).

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January 10, 2014

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Remigio Crespo Toral Museum: Heritage at Risk

Posted by Ramiro Endara, Fundación Conservartecuador
World Monuments Fund

The World Heritage City of Cuenca is the third most important city in Ecuador. In 2013, the city was awarded the Jean-Paul L’Allier Prize for Heritage by the Organization of World Heritage Cities, in recognition of its achievements in heritage conservation and management.

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January 6, 2014

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Situated on the banks of River Shipra are the remains of a medieval fort of the Marathas built on the site of the ancient settlement of Mahidpur. Mahidpur was once a prosperous trading town on the Dakshinapth trade route, and the fort marks the site of the decisive battle of the Third Anglo-Maratha War (1817–18) between the Marathas and British forces.

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January 3, 2014

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Located on the bank of River Seep, the fort at the Sheopur District of Madhya Pradesh embodies the changing architectural styles patronized by various rulers who reigned from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.

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