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What happened on Wikipedia when Notre-Dame burned?

By Richard Nevell, Wikimedia UK Project Coordinator Shortly before 7pm on April 15 in Paris a devastating fire broke out in one of France‚Äôs most iconic buildings. The fire was extinguished after more than 12 hours, and while the stone walls still stood and movable artwork had been removed, the spire and roof had collapsed,… read more »

Recording heritage sites in danger with Wikipedia

I was scrolling Twitter when I came across a video of a fighter in Syria wasting ammunition to destroy an ancient Byzantine building. Jihadists in Idlib, Syria, destroy what’s left of a Byzantium era archaeological building in Deir Sunbul. The site is part of the “Dead Cities,” and is on UNESCO World Heritage List.https://t.co/LozBibwuIG pic.twitter.com/DE54KKOHQk… read more »

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