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Wooden churches added to World Heritage List

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    Friday Aug 16 | Posted by: roboblogger Wooden churches added to World Heritage List See Video:
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      Friday Aug 16 | Posted by: roboblogger
      Wooden churches added to World Heritage List

      See Video:
      http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/08/16/wooden-churches-added-to-world-heritage?videoId=250056897&feedType=VideoRSS&feedName=LatestVideosUS&videoChannel=2602&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FUSVideoLatest+%28Video+%2F+US+%2F+Latest+Video%29

      Sixteen wooden churches, or "tserkvas", located in Western Ukraine and
      Poland, built between the 16th and 19th centuries by communities of the
      Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths, have been added recently to
      the World Heritage List by the United Nations Educational, Scientific,
      and Cultural organization (UNESCO). Located at the eastern fringes of
      Central Europe within the Polish and Ukrainian Carpathian mountain
      range, the sixteen wooden churches present an outstanding example of the
      once widespread Orthodox ecclesiastical timber-building tradition in the
      Slavic countries that has survived to this day. There are more than 2000
      of wooden churches in the Western Ukraine, but many of those are in a
      very bad condition. Ukrainian historians, architects and historic
      heritage activists hope UNESCO recognition will help to protect dozens
      of historic religious buildings, which can only be found in Western
      Europe and many of which are in need of serious repair.
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