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International Day for Monuments and Sites observed with online seminar at Cidade Velha

Praia, Apr 19 (Inforpress) – The International Day for Monuments and Sites 2021, which is observed this Sunday, will be celebrated on the 20th with an online seminar at “Heritage Site of Ribeira Grande de Santiago in Cabo Verde” in the Cidade Velha.

Under the theme “Complex pasts, diverse futures”, this event has as its central theme Cidade Velha and is promoted by the Interdisciplinary Center of History, Cultures and Societies at the University of Évora (CIDEHUS/UE), Portugal, according to a note published on the Institute of Cultural Heritage (IPC)  Facebook page.

Cidade Velha was proclaimed, in 2007, one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese origin in the world and, in 2009, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

However, as regards the asset management of the site, according to CIDEHUS, “some gaps are visible” that “hinder its full enjoyment and intelligibility”.



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