Architecture

Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites in Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

October 2005

By Dr. Hamdan Taha and Ahmed Rjoob

Following the events of April 2002 in Palestine, especially the prolonged siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the destruction of significant historical buildings in the old core of the city of Nablus during the Israeli incursions, the World Heritage Committee, at its 26th session in Bu(...)

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The Historic Buildings of Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

October 2005

By Baha’ Ju’beh

Riwaq is getting ready to celebrate the publication of Riwaq's Registry of Historic Buildings in Palestine, 1994-2004. The Registry, which will come out in two volumes towards the end of 2005, is the result of the strenuous and determined efforts of Riwaq's team. It is ready for publication after about ten years of field(...)

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Cultural Heritage A Vehicle for Socio-economic Development

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

October 2005

By Nazmi Al-Ju’beh

Our cultural heritage assets, in spite of destruction and neglect, are tremendous and include many opportunities for conservation and development. Because we see in cultural heritage not just a testimony of the past, to appreciate its beauty, and an element of national and local identity, but we also have to see in cu(...)

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Al-Pasha Palace in Gaza

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

This Week in Palestine

July 2005

Mohamed El-Sharif

At the entrance of Gaza's old city and at the edge of Al-Daraj neighbourhood, the walls of Al-Pasha Palace are still standing, representing the history and culture of our people which has been around for hundreds of years. The building can be traced to the late sixteenth century. While it was believed that the building wa(...)

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RIWAQ – Center for Architectural Conservation

Contributed by Site Administraion 1 on 18.07.2005:

RIWAQ is a Palestinian organization that is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of historical, cultural, or significant architectural sites in Palestine. Many of Palestine's architectural treasures are in a crumbling state of decay and ruin, primarily due to destruction caused by the fighting and warring within the country, uncertainties in how to properly care for and conserve the (...)

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