Awareness campaign invites everyone to help spread the word that the plunder of our shared cultural heritage must stop.
The recent earthquake in Nepal has brought devastating loss to this beautiful country, including the loss of much of its cultural heritage. In a country filled with rich traditions and heritage, we ask you to show your support for the people of Nepal. Light a virtual candle as a symbol of hope, commemoration, and solidarity.

Join us in raising awareness about the pressing need to preserve cultural material and safeguard our global cultural heritage.

Wherever you are,
stand in solidarity with us.

 

Please light a personal virtual candle below, make a statement, and join the list of others around the world who believe that our shared cultural heritage must be protected.

Light a virtual candle

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Candles lit from around the world

  1. Lisa Holt -

    Alexandria, VA

  2. Mahmoud -

    Syria

  3. Ursa Purkart -

    Slovenia

  4. Ditte Kvist Johnson -

    Denmark

  5. Calvin E. Hefner, TSSF -

    Cuenca, Ecuador

  6. Svetoslav -

    Sofia

  7. Ali Tyler -

    Washington, DC

  8. Karil Kucera -

    Northfield, MN USA

  9. Abdul-Hameed Al-Nassar -

    Kuwait

  10. Valeria Gordillo James -

    Spain

  11. Talia Smith -

    Minneapolis, MN, USA

  12. Maria Dimitropoulos -

    New York

  13. Jackie Fox -

    York, UK

  14. Juhee Woo -

    New York

  15. Cormac Flynn -

    New York

  16. Little Shiva -

    Charleroi, Belgium

  17. Sonya -

    Armenia

  18. Farah -

    New York

  19. zeynep -

    France

  20. Paige Brevick Paige Brevick -

    Chatfield, Minnesota

  21. Sarah Rowlands -

    Chicago, USA

  22. Jasmine Hagger -

    Cardiff, UK

  23. Isabel Catanio -

    Brazil

  24. Francisco Jose Rufian Fernandez -

    Madrid Spain

  25. Tom Munstermann -

    Utrecht the Netherlands

  26. Joanna Pembleton -

    Staffordshire, UK

  27. Gabriele Impiombato -

    Richmond United Kingdom

  28. Jessica Facciponti -

    NY, NY

  29. Susan Dixon -

    Toronto, Ontario

  30. Mary Montgomery -

    Toronto, Canada

  31. gabrielle -

    Grand Junction, CO USA

  32. Alvira -

    Mississauga, Canada

  33. Darius Arya -

    Rome, Italy

  34. Diana George Youkhana -

    Sydney , Australia

  35. Christopher Rose -

    Montreal, Canada

  36. Paige Brevick -

    Lanesboro, Minnesota

  37. Leah -

    Oxford, UK

  38. Alicia Cristina -

    New York, NY

  39. Jennie Lee Harris -

    Lillie, Louisiana

  40. Amanda Pavlick -

    Cincinnati, OH, USA

  41. Society for Academic Development -

    Belgrade, Serbia

  42. Milan Simonovic -

    Belgrade, Serbia

  43. Paul Barford -

    Warsaw, Poland
    The men in those videos should be identified, hunted down and held accountable.

  44. Senta German -

    Oxford, UK

  45. Collins Lidédé -

    union, Nj

  46. Rachel -

    Toronto, Canada

  47. Mary -

    Connecticut

  48. Alberto -

    Valencia

  49. Laurel Rowe -

    Ottawa, Ontario

  50. Lin Rhys -

    Los Angeles CA

  51. Elizabeth Markman -

    New York, NY

  52. Sarah Applegate -

    Reston, VA/Greater Washington, DC

  53. Dr Arvind Kumar Dubey -

    New Delhi, India

  54. Linda Toma -

    west coast

  55. Maria -

    San Diego

  56. Heather Lee -

    Irvine, CA

  57. Tass -

    Berlin, Germany

  58. Noha Kotb -

    Cairo, Egypt

  59. Elizabeth Markman -

    Exeter, NH

  60. Ruby Maddock -

    London

  61. Lisa Holt -

    Washington, DC

  62. Thalia Neilson -

    Dublin, Ireland

  63. saed alannabi -

    Cyrene-Libya

  64. Xavier Romão -

    Porto, Portugal

  65. Michael Shamah -

    London, UK

  66. Mora -

    Rome, Italy

  67. I Isaza -

    Attleboro, MA

  68. B.G. Paulus -

    Saint Louis, MO, USA

  69. Katherine V. -

    Toronto, ON

  70. Sandra Roorda -

    Palo Alto, CA

  71. Alexander Zavisa von Schlauter -

    León, Spain

  72. Line Ajan -

    Paris, France

  73. Peter Herdrich -

    New York, NY

  74. Melissa Halverson -

    Chicago, IL

  75. Glenna Gray -

    Lynchburg, Virginia

  76. Greg Parr -

    Roanoke, Virginia

  77. Lesley Lababidi -

    Cairo, Egypt

  78. ALEXANDRA -

    ESPAÑA

  79. Marc Balcells -

    New York

  80. Lisa Richards -

    Chicago, IL

  81. Ivana Samardzic -

    Serbia

  82. Patrick S -

    Washington, DC

  83. Diane Siebrandt -

    Melbourne, Australia

  84. Vidya M J -

    Shimoga, Karnataka, India

  85. Deanna Baker -

    Boston, MA

  86. Clemens Reichel -

    Toronto, ON

  87. Mary Montgomery -

    Toronto, ON

  88. Susan Kennedy -

    United States

  89. maeedia maeedi -

    chicago

  90. Mahdi Ali Raheem -

    Baghdad IRAQ Iraq Museum

  91. Ozlem Aslan -

    Turkey

  92. Emad Rammo -

    Nuenen, The Netherlands

  93. François Louis -

    New York, NY

  94. Elizabeth Simpson -

    New York, NY

  95. vicky metafora -

    italy

  96. Andre’ Khuri -

    Gainesville, Florida

  97. Jutta Zerres -

    Mainz, Germany

  98. Marilys Horgue -

    Wien, Austria

  99. anoynomous -

    missouri

  100. Ruth Pritchard-Kelly -

    Silver Spring, MD

  101. Oscar White Muscarella -

    NYC

  102. Colin Renfrew -

    Greece

  103. Jamie Lynn Bazydlo -

    Brick, New Jersey, United States of America

  104. LIsa Preville -

    Richmond, Virginia

  105. Ellen Sheffer -

    Vermont

  106. Patti Harman -

    Nuevo Vallarta Mexico

  107. Emma Cunliffe -

    Durham, England

  108. Archaeological Institute of America -

    Boston, MA

  109. Matthew Hu -

    Beijing

  110. Zac Spielvogel -

    Canberra, ACT, Australia.

  111. vanya pazand -

    San Jose CA

  112. Victoria Estrada -

    Lawrence, New York

  113. Ann Shaftel -

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

  114. CF Wong -

    New York City

  115. Donna Serbe-Davis -

    Highland Park, NJ, USA

  116. Emily Wood -

    South Hadley, MA, United States

  117. Nigel Hetherington -

    Cairo, Egypt

  118. Beatrice Kelly -

    London

  119. Chloe Dondos -

    Greece

  120. Ulrike-Christiane & Michael Mario Lintz – Museo-on.com -

    Germany

  121. Ana Senica -

    Portugal

  122. Sigyn Meder -

    Stockholm, Iraq Solidarity Association

  123. Ilana -

    Canada

  124. anna astolfi -

    italia

  125. Bushra -

    NB,CT

  126. Ben Furnival -

    London

  127. Faz & Lucy Elahi -

    Los Angeles, CA

  128. Maria Rosaria Depalo -

    Italia

  129. Antonio Alvarez-Correa -

    Florida USA

  130. Rick Ariki -

    Florida

  131. Shang Jin -

    Beijing, China

  132. Emily Jean Leischner -

    Philadelphia, PA

  133. Yu Kai Tiao -

    Memphis, Tenn.

  134. Jeff Spurr -

    Cambridge, MA

  135. Pl. Kraisky -

    Bulgaria

  136. Lucille A. Roussin -

    New York, N.Y.

  137. Mary Brooks -

    Durham, England

  138. James McAndrew -

    New York, NY

  139. Jos van Beurden -

    The Netherlands

  140. Tom Rust -

    Brooklyn, NY

  141. Lauren Ritch -

    St. Petersburg, FL

  142. Susan Whitfield-Lungren Harding -

    Kansas

  143. Donald H. Sanders -

    Massachusetts, USA

  144. Anita Bobo -

    Chicago USA

  145. Peter Bobo -

    Chicago , USA

  146. Neda -

    Evora, Portugal

  147. Anna Geo-Georgieva -

    Sofia, Bulgaria

  148. gini kingma -

    The Netherlands

  149. Lone Le Vay -

    Epsom, UK

  150. Diana George Youkhana -

    Sydney – Australi

  151. ferdaous -

    tunisia

  152. Migdalia Richardson -

    Newark, New Jersey

  153. Irene Coelho -

    Barcelona

  154. Nick Panoutsopoulos -

    Athens, Greece

  155. Marta Ostovich -

    Boston, MA

  156. Matteo Vigo -

    Chicago, Illinois

  157. Giorgio BULGARELLI -

    ʾÄrba Mnč̣, Gamo Gofa, SNNP, Ethiopia

  158. Sharon Mikulich -

    Chicago Illinois

  159. Benedetta Bellucci -

    Chicago, Il

  160. Torild kristina Storaas -

    Norway

  161. María Soledad Gil García -

    Milagros, Burgos, Spain

  162. Ana Escobedo -

    Providence, Rhode Island

  163. Víctor Manuel Díaz Díaz -

    Castropol (Asturias – España)

  164. Luis Gómez Rivas -

    Zaragoza

  165. Jaime Almansa -

    Madrid

  166. Enrique Macías -

    Puertollano (España)

  167. Ignacio Rodríguez Temiño -

    Carmona (Sevilla) – España

  168. Matthew Piscitelli -

    Chicago, IL

  169. Cynthia Bates -

    Chicago, IL

  170. Brenda Valdez -

    Newark NJ

  171. Emily Baca -

    Chicago, IL

  172. Petra Rudd -

    Göteborg, Sweden

  173. Diane A Rees -

    Seattle, WA

  174. Shannon Davis -

    Tampa, Florida

  175. Danielle -

    Brooklyn, New York

  176. Francis Deblauwe -

    Mission, KS — USA

  177. Al Schanowski -

    Port Washington, Wi

  178. S Pepin -

    Canada

  179. JES -

    Elmhurst, USA

  180. Emily Haraldson -

    California

  181. Nathan Elkins -

    Texas

  182. Dillon de Give -

    New York City

  183. Megan Narvey -

    Minnesota

  184. Lorna Kidwell -

    Indiana

  185. Sara Thomas -

    Ohio

  186. John Zachman -

    Ridgway, Colorado, USA

  187. Almira Poudrier -

    Phoenix AZ

  188. Melanie Beuken -

    Rotterdam

  189. Mike Powers -

    Stockholm, Sweden

  190. Matt Wakeham -

    New York, NY

  191. kAMEL SAKO -

    CANADA

  192. Lidia -

    Geneva

  193. Shira B. -

    Brooklyn, New York

  194. Polly Peterson -

    California, USA

  195. Jason Stockman -

    Geneva, Switzerland

  196. Catherine -

    New Jersey

  197. Susan Patto -

    Baghdad, Iraq

  198. julie b -

    canberra

  199. Joanne Khamis -

    Chicago U.S.A

  200. Zeki Odisho -

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

  201. Rachel Moland -

    Rome, Italy

  202. Shoshan Sarkis -

    Chicago

  203. Paul Kunkel -

    New York

  204. Kathy tubb -

    London, UK

  205. Regis -

    Antwerpen, Belgium

  206. Camille Nuckle -

    Geneva

  207. Mike Jacobs -

    Tucson

  208. Laurence Lepetit -

    Paris, France

  209. Mary -

    Chicago, IL

  210. Jacque Bird -

    Anthem, Arizona

  211. Steven George -

    Illinois

  212. Tanya Lervik -

    Washington, DC

  213. Amy -

    Cali, Colombia

  214. Ellyn Matta -

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  215. Rabbi Barnea Levi Selavan -

    Old City, Jerusalem, Israel

  216. Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World -

    Providence, RI

  217. Oya Topcuoglu -

    Chicago, IL

  218. Marina Papa-Sokal -

    London, UK

  219. Kristina Wyckoff -

    Norman, OK

  220. Rebecca Rushfield -

    Flushing, New York

  221. Liz Gilgan -

    Melrose, Ma

  222. Rick Pettigrew -

    Eugene, Oregon

  223. Clemens Reichel -

    Toronto

  224. Abdulamir Hamdani -

    Stony Brook – New York

  225. Paul Barford -

    Warsaw, Poland

  226. Cindy Ho -

    New York, New York

  227. Nathan Charlton -

    Sydney, Australia

  228. Damien Huffer -

    Sydney, Australia

  229. Marjorie -

    Dallas

  230. Brooke Todsen -

    Florida