Heritage without paper. Recovery efforts for protection of cultural heritage in the historic city of Nablus, Palestine

Assi, Eman (2002) Heritage without paper. Recovery efforts for protection of cultural heritage in the historic city of Nablus, Palestine. In: Estrategias relativas al patrimonio cultural mundial. La salvaguarda en un mundo globalizado. Principios, practicas y perspectivas. 13th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. Actas. Comité Nacional Español del ICOMOS, Madrid, pp. 227-230. [Book Section]

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Before the Israeli latest invasion in April 3, 2002, the old town of Nablus used to be well-preserved and home about 20000 persons. Nablus, the commercial heart of the West Bank, which was in continuous use since Roman times, had recently carried out renovation and restoration projects with international and local funds. Since 1995 the Municipality of Nablus has started taking measures to revitalise the urban environment of the Old Town. Efforts began by renewal of the infrastructure; sanitation work and street tiling were carried out. This was followed by stone cleaning of some street facades, repainting and repairing of windows and doors, and consolidation of dangerous or potentially unstable structures such as walls, street facades, or street coverings. Most of this careful cultural heritage preservation work has been under over the past two weeks.

Item Type: Book Section
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Assi, EmanUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic town centre; destruction of monuments; war damage; post-disaster recovery; damage assessment
Subjects: G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
G.DETERIORATION > 04. Effects of deterioration
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Old Town of Nablus, Palestine; Kanaan Soap, Nablus, Palestine
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 08:29
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:16
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Post-Disaster Damage Assessment Report for the city of Nablus, prepared by technical committee, this report was published on the internet, web site ( Nablus.org) May, 2002.
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/582

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