2 July 2012

On Saturday 30 June 2012 information was received and verified about the destruction of the Sidi Mahmoud, Sidi Moctar and Alpha Moya Mausoleums , three of the 16 mausoleums that form part of the World Heritage property of Timbuktu in Mali. News of further destruction of mausoleums was received on Sunday, 1 July and Monday, 2 July 2012. 

 ICOMOS deplores the passing away of its Honorary Member, Mr Augusto Carlos Da Silva Telles, from Brazil, on 2 April 2012 at the age of 88.

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our beloved and respected Salvador Diaz-Berrio Fernández, a member of ICOMOS since 1970.

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