Culture and Society

  • While the MENA countries are very diverse, there are similar trends and aspects of culture found throughout the region.

  • Article // Jun 23, 2014
    Maria Golia
    Around the world, priceless monuments and artifacts are disintegrating due to exposure to pollution and hordes of visitors coupled with the sheer weight of age. The inexorable loss of cultural heritage concerns us all, but is especially troubling for decision-makers in places like Egypt that rely on cultural tourism-generated income to stay afloat. How to reconcile the need to make decaying treasures available to the public with the fact that public display is ruining them?