Patrimony Laws: A History of Preservation

This interactive timeline provides a detailed history of legal protections for cultural heritage in the Middle East and North Africa, highlighting how the region’s governments have long sought to safeguard their past for future generations, and where those protections stand today.

Instructions;xNLx;;xNLx;This timeline is interactive and user-friendly, and can be accessed via any modern browser, as well as on mobile Safari for an iPhone or iPad.;xNLx;;xNLx;To change the timeline from 2D to 3D, or vice-versa, click the circular button in the lower left corner.;xNLx;;xNLx;To navigate the timeline in 3D, scroll up and down to move through the years. In 2D, scroll left and right. In both versions, the viewer can use the slider at the bottom of the screen, by moving it left and right.;xNLx;;xNLx;Laws in orange are past laws, which are no longer in effect, whereas laws in blue are the current laws in effect for those countries.;xNLx;;xNLx;To learn more about each law, simply click the law itself in 3D, or the “More” button in the lower right corner of the law in 2D, and a dark screen will pop up further describing the patrimony and export for the law in that country.;xNLx;;xNLx;When available, links to the full legal text are provided. To follow those links, click "Find Out More" at the bottom of each description.

1891-12-28 13:00:35

Egypt

Decree on Excavations

1905-01-01 00:00:00

Sudan

Antiquities Ordinance [English]

1912-01-01 00:00:00

Egypt

Law No. 14

1918-10-09 15:02:34

Egypt

Law No. 8

1924-01-21 06:59:39

Iraq

Law of Antiquities of 1924

1929-01-01 00:00:00

Palestine

Law on Antiquities (Title V)

1933-01-01 00:00:00

Syria

Decision No. 166 LR of 1933

1933-11-07 14:48:50

Lebanon

Decree No. 166 [French]

1934-01-01 00:00:00

Jordan

Law No. 24

1936-04-20 00:00:00

Iraq

Law No. 59 [English]

Patrimony Laws: A History of Preservation

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