Month: July 2021

Rescue Says: UNESCO has severely criticised the UK Government for its treatment of the World Heritage Site of the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City

This comes in a report published ahead of a UNESCO meeting next week. The Liverpool site was given World Heritage Site status in 2004, but since then and particularly from around 2012 when it was officially placed on the “In Danger” list (detailed in Rescue News 114 &115), the report catalogues a series of fundamental …

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RESCUE says: Shocking news from Sheffield University as the administrators ignore widespread support for the Archaeology Department

So the world-renowned archaeology department of Sheffield University is to close. The final decision, by the University’s Council, was apparently conveyed by the Vice Chancellor to the archaeology staff at an online meeting of under 15 minutes at which attendees were muted. Was it feared that such a decision could not stand up under rigorous …

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