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Daesh is looting and destroying your cultural heritage. Secretary of State John Kerry calls the terrorist group’s attacks on precious and irreplaceable artifacts tragic and outrageous.
Red Lists of Antiquities at Risk are compact, illustrated booklets designed for customs officials, police officers, museums, art dealers, and collectors, to help them recognize the general types of archaeological, ethnographic, and ecclesiastical objects that have been looted from cultural sites, stolen from museums and churches, and illicitly trafficked.
A U.S. Embassy and Guatemalan Ministry of Culture initiative supported the development of a “Master Plan for the Physical Security of Tikal National Park,” which contains one of the largest and most important ancient Maya archaeological sites.
A U.S. Embassy initiative in cooperation with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture and the Archdiocese of Arequipa supported a three-day workshop on “Security and Preservation of Colonial Cultural Heritage Objects and Sites in Southern Peru,” held in Arequipa, Peru.
A two-day workshop promoting U.S.-Canadian Cooperation in Preventing Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property was held in June 2014 in Toronto, Canada, in support of an initiative of the U.S. Consulate General and the ICE Attaché’s Office and their Canadian counterparts in response to concerns about cultural objects originating from or passing through Canada and illicitly entering the United States.
The Cultural Heritage Center supports the Database of National Cultural Heritage Laws being developed by UNESCO.
In March of 2007, the Cultural Heritage Center sponsored the first of four regional workshops on topics relating to the protection of cultural resources from looting and illicit trafficking.