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Bodhgayā, UNESCO, and the Ambiguities of Preservation

Jacob N. Kinnard

in Places in Motion: The Fluid Identities of Temples, Images, and Pilgrims

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359653
eISBN:
9780199359691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359653.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter reconstructs and deconstructs the process by which Bodhgayā, the place of the Buddha’s enlightenment, was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All sorts of questions and tensions arise ... More


The Heritagization of Islamic and Secular Architecture: Djenné

Rosa De Jorio

in Cultural Heritage in Mali in the Neoliberal Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040276
eISBN:
9780252098536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040276.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the challenges encountered by state and quasi-state organizations in transforming some of the Djenné-based sacred sites into public heritage sites. It analyzes the centrality ... More


The Fate of Timbuktu’s Sufi Heritage: Controversies around Past Traces and Current Practices

Rosa De Jorio

in Cultural Heritage in Mali in the Neoliberal Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040276
eISBN:
9780252098536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040276.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deals with the destruction of the Sufi saints' mausoleums (a World Heritage Site) during the six-month occupation of Mali's northern regions by Tuareg-Islamist forces. Prior to the ... More


The Valley of the Kings: A Site Management Handbook

Kent R. Weeks and Nigel J. Hetherington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166082
eISBN:
9781617975493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166082.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

During the New Kingdom (c. 1570–1070 bce), the Valley of the Kings was the burial place of Egypt's pharaohs, including such powerful and famous rulers as Amenhotep III, Rameses II, and Tutankhamen. ... More


Introduction to the Site

Kent Weeks and Nigel Hetherington

in The Valley of the Kings: A Site Management Handbook

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166082
eISBN:
9781617975493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166082.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

Thebes is one of the largest, richest, and best-known archaeological sites in the world. It includes the two huge temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor, as well as thousands of tombs, scores of ... More


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