cultural preservation

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Explore the trail of the U.S. civil rights movement

A new website, civilrightstrail.com, uses 360-degree videos, historical comparison photos, interviews and interactive maps to guide visitors along important civil rights sites across the southern United States.
Drawing of a caravan stop on the Silk Road (© Eugene Flandin/Alamy)

Following the Afghan Silk Road with satellites

Archaeologist Emily Boak used aerial and satellite imagery to discover hundreds of unrecorded Afghan caravan stops along the Silk Road.
Statue of Liberty standing in front of city skyline (Shutterstock)

Top destinations for international travelers to the U.S.

The U.S. remains a top destination for international travelers. Find out who is heading to America and where they go when they get there.
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Celebrating the Lunar New Year: The Year of the Dog

People across the United States and around the world will come together this month to celebrate the Lunar New Year with fireworks, parades and lanterns.
Man standing with arms folded beneath decorated ceiling (© Carol Guzy)

Chef fuses ancient and modern cultures through food

In Washington, a museum's in-house restaurant serves food that evokes its biblical roots and pleases customers from all over the globe.
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Making a time capsule from the web

The Library of Congress is collecting blog posts, news reporting, public records, social media — what appears on the web — into a public archive.
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The Holocaust memorialized throughout the world

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27. See some of the memorials around the world that honor victims of the Holocaust in different ways.
Five people standing in a line with awards (The White House)

Vice president’s wife attends Holocaust remembrance ceremony in Israel

Karen Pence, the wife of the U.S. vice president, honors two Israelis who are active in ensuring the world never forgets the horror of the Holocaust.
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Where ISIS is defeated, freedom of worship returns

In July 2017, ISIS was driven from Mosul, in Iraq. Now there, and in places where ISIS has been defeated, there is a renewal of religious freedom.