Director-General calls for investigation into shooting of journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona in Nicaragua
Director-General alarmed by media situation in Eritrea following the death of three journalists held in a prison camp since 2001
La Directrice générale et le Président de la Turquie soulignent l’importance du dialogue des cultures et de la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel en Syrie et en Iraq
The Director General puts the celebration of UNESCO’s 70th Anniversary at the heart of her first official visit of 2015.
Director-General condemns the killing of Syrian journalists Naji Jerf, Zakaria Ibrahim and Batoul Mokhles al-Warrar
Archaeological Site of Troy
Troy with its 4000 years of history is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world The first excavations at the site were undertaken by the famous archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1870 In scientific terms its extensive remains are the most significant demonstration of the first contact between the civilizations of Anatolia and the Mediterranean world Moreover the siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in the 13th or 12th century BC immortalized by Homer in the Iliad has inspired great creative artists throughout the world ever since