Blog Posts - Cultural Heritage



Am I to become a union tycoon?

Most archaeologist along with librarians, antiquarians and communicators in Sweden are in the union DIK (Link in Swedish), a part of SACO (Swedens Academics Central Organisation). DIK is short for Documentation, Information and Culture (Kultur). Now...
by Testimony of the spade on Sep 13, 2012

Rock Art of Chhatisgarh

Chhattisgarh a party of the ancient kingdom of ‘Kosal’ is a treasure trove on unimagined natural and cultural bounty. Besides its generally better known heritage of forest and mineral wealth, cascading waterfalls and rich tribal traditions, the a...
by India Travel Blog on Aug 9, 2012

Hue – The City Cultural Heritage

Hue – The City Cultural Heritage. Hue was the capital of Thua Thien – Hue province, Vietnam. And between the years 1802 and 1945, Hue was the imperial capital of Nguyen Dynasty. Long history of the dynasty that left some historic building...
by Worlds Tourism on Jul 18, 2012

Kadayawan Festival 2012

Kadayawan 2012 LogoDavao City is busy preparing its yet biggest and much spectacular festival this August - the Kadayawan Festival 2012. It is the most extravagant and colorful festival in the Philippines with this year's the...
by Amazing Davao on Jul 12, 2012

Cinematheque Davao

From left to right: Cannes Best Director, Brillante Mendoza, Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio, Film Development Council of the Philippines Chairman, Briccio G. Santos,French Ambassador to the Philippines Gilles Garchon, and Danilo Brocka,...
by Amazing Davao on Jul 8, 2012

Feast of San Pedro

San Pedro CathedralToday, June 29, 2012 is a BIG day for Davaoeños. Not only is it the Feast of Saint Peter from whom the San Pedro Cathedral, the Street where it now stands, a school, and a hospital were all named after&nbs...
by Amazing Davao on Jun 28, 2012

6 BALTIC SEA WONDERS? LOL...

6 Baltic Sea Wonders is a contest that was launched to promote the cultural heritage of the Baltic Sea region by identifying the most popular features of the region. When I look at the list of candidates I wonder who nominated the candidates. When I...
by KEYO GHETTSON on Jun 24, 2012

On June 29th it’s time for Day of Archaeology 2012

On June 29th it’s time for Day of Archaeology, I’ll participate as I did last year (read the post here) and was one of ca 400 archaeologists that contributed, from all over the world. Read more about the project here! If you haven’t...
by Testimony of the spade on Jun 21, 2012

Black hawk up & The Swedish Air Force Museum in Linköping

As we said good bye to a colleague that goes into retirement we visited the The Swedish Air Force Museum, but before that my colleague got to get a flight in the SK60 (a jet plane) we got a trip in Helcopter 16 or better known as Black hawk. Really r...
by Testimony of the spade on Jun 18, 2012

Ohta Kyozaburo Monument

Ohta Kyozaburo Monument is an important historical structure erected in 1926 in Bago Oshiro in Calinan District, Davao City in honor of Ohta Kyozaburo, a Japanese entrepreneur, who, shortly after the turn of the 20th century, migrated to Da...
by Amazing Davao on Jun 16, 2012

More Finds at the Local Antique Shop - Fiction Story Based on Orphan Photos

I just read an interesting fiction book called Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. For me, it was an entertaining light read. Aimed at a young adult market, the book is a fantasy that mixes supernatural and mystery. It focus on the relations...
by ArchivesInfo on Jun 10, 2012

Cebu City : The Casa Gorordo Museum

Camino Entrada in Casa Gorordo Museum The Heritage Tour de Cebu was  so exhaustive, yet so full of excitement. It was an exhilarating event that ever happened to me, firsthand, especially that some of the places we had visited were new to us,...

Marvel Cebu’s Twin Bridges: Mandaue-Mactan

I have passed under and crossed over these magnificent bridges several times already and I could not help but notice it when I come to Cebu. They are simply majestic! These two bridges connect the islands of Cebu and Mactan. Other than being called &...
by Between Coordinates on May 26, 2012

Old Parian District : Heritage of Cebu Monument

 Heritage of Cebu Monument in Parian Park  The weather was in an overcast condition when we visited this part of Old Parian District of Cebu. It was not kind to me or perhaps I just don't know how to handle in taking photos of huge sc...

Jose R. Gallas Halad Museum, Cebu City, Philippines

  The Jose R. Gallas Halad Museum: Like in any other museums in the Philippines today, especially those that I've visited in Manila, Halad Museum (Halad, means offering), is one of a kind museum.  Modernistic in style, clean, organized...

Rock-art-lollapalooza part 2: the Fossum site

Next stop on my Rock art lollapalooza in the UNESCO world Herritage site Tanum is Fossum. The rock art in Tanum is dated to the Bronze Age, ca 1500-1000 BC. Among the pictures are hunting scenes, people holding axes, people playing horns and of cours...
by Testimony of the spade on May 23, 2012

Fort San Pedro in Cebu and the Plaza Independencia

The FORT SAN PEDRO de Cebu One of the living remnants of the Spanish Occupation in the Philippines are the FORTS. I have been in two fortresses in the Philippines last 2011. One was in the Intramuros and the other was in Fort Santiago.  ...

The Magellan's Cross as a semblance

The Pavilion, where the Magellan's Cross is housed. The Magellans' Cross inside The Pavilion Part of our itineraries in this Heritage Tour de Cebu were the Catholic Churches, built during the Spanish Colonization, in 16th Century period. These a...

Tibolo Village

Urban life can be so boring and too noisy at times, particularly the everyday demands of routine work in the office which can definitely be insanely toxic and stressful, and what could be a more perfect getaway to relax and be one with nature than to...
by Amazing Davao on May 12, 2012

Basilica Minore del Sto Niño de Cebu

The Basilica del Sto. Niño de Cebu: DISCOVERY OF THE IMAGE OF THE SANTO NINO, WHICH IS NOW HOUSED IN THE BASILICA OF THE STO. NINO DE CEBU CHURCH. The Philippines was first discovered by Magellan on September 20, 1519. They landed in Limas...


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