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US Embassy: $ 1.2 million have been invested in the protection of cultural heritage in Albania

  • 4/19/2021 9:59 AM
US Embassy: $ 1.2 million have been invested in the protection of cultural heritage in Albania

On International Day of Cultural Monuments, the US Embassy emphasizes the need to preserve cultural heritage in Albania. The US Embassy states that $ 1.2 million have been invested in the protection of cultural heritage and the reconstruction of some of the monuments damaged by the November 26 earthquake, such as the Kruja, Durrës Castle and the Clock Tower in Preza.

Since 1982, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) has designated April 18 as International Day of Monuments and Sites, a date which was adopted as such at the 22nd General Conference of UNESCO held in 1983. Since then, April 18 has marked the day of celebration and promotion of cultural heritage and has been hailed as an opportunity to raise awareness of the diversity, importance, need and benefits of its conservation and protection.

/Klara Ruci/