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. Mahmoud -

    Syria

  2. Ursa Purkart -

    Slovenia

  3. Ditte Kvist Johnson -

    Denmark

  4. Calvin E. Hefner, TSSF -

    Cuenca, Ecuador

  5. Svetoslav -

    Sofia

  6. Ali Tyler -

    Washington, DC

  7. Karil Kucera -

    Northfield, MN USA

  8. Abdul-Hameed Al-Nassar -

    Kuwait

  9. Valeria Gordillo James -

    Spain

  10. Talia Smith -

    Minneapolis, MN, USA

  11. Maria Dimitropoulos -

    New York

  12. Jackie Fox -

    York, UK

  13. Juhee Woo -

    New York

  14. Cormac Flynn -

    New York

  15. Little Shiva -

    Charleroi, Belgium

  16. Sonya -

    Armenia

  17. Farah -

    New York

  18. zeynep -

    France

  19. Paige Brevick Paige Brevick -

    Chatfield, Minnesota

  20. Sarah Rowlands -

    Chicago, USA

  21. Jasmine Hagger -

    Cardiff, UK

  22. Isabel Catanio -

    Brazil

  23. Francisco Jose Rufian Fernandez -

    Madrid Spain

  24. Tom Munstermann -

    Utrecht the Netherlands

  25. Joanna Pembleton -

    Staffordshire, UK

  26. Gabriele Impiombato -

    Richmond United Kingdom

  27. Jessica Facciponti -

    NY, NY

  28. Susan Dixon -

    Toronto, Ontario

  29. Mary Montgomery -

    Toronto, Canada

  30. gabrielle -

    Grand Junction, CO USA

  31. Alvira -

    Mississauga, Canada

  32. Darius Arya -

    Rome, Italy

  33. Diana George Youkhana -

    Sydney , Australia

  34. Christopher Rose -

    Montreal, Canada

  35. Paige Brevick -

    Lanesboro, Minnesota

  36. Leah -

    Oxford, UK

  37. Alicia Cristina -

    New York, NY

  38. Jennie Lee Harris -

    Lillie, Louisiana

  39. Amanda Pavlick -

    Cincinnati, OH, USA

  40. Society for Academic Development -

    Belgrade, Serbia

  41. Milan Simonovic -

    Belgrade, Serbia

  42. Paul Barford -

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

  43. Senta German -

    Oxford, UK

  44. Collins Lidédé -

    union, Nj

  45. Rachel -

    Toronto, Canada

  46. Mary -

    Connecticut

  47. Alberto -

    Valencia

  48. Laurel Rowe -

    Ottawa, Ontario

  49. Lin Rhys -

    Los Angeles CA

  50. Elizabeth Markman -

    New York, NY

  51. Sarah Applegate -

    Reston, VA/Greater Washington, DC

  52. Dr Arvind Kumar Dubey -

    New Delhi, India

  53. Linda Toma -

    west coast

  54. Maria -

    San Diego

  55. Heather Lee -

    Irvine, CA

  56. Tass -

    Berlin, Germany

  57. Noha Kotb -

    Cairo, Egypt

  58. Elizabeth Markman -

    Exeter, NH

  59. Ruby Maddock -

    London

  60. Lisa Holt -

    Washington, DC

  61. Thalia Neilson -

    Dublin, Ireland

  62. saed alannabi -

    Cyrene-Libya

  63. Xavier Romão -

    Porto, Portugal

  64. Michael Shamah -

    London, UK

  65. Mora -

    Rome, Italy

  66. I Isaza -

    Attleboro, MA

  67. B.G. Paulus -

    Saint Louis, MO, USA

  68. Katherine V. -

    Toronto, ON

  69. Sandra Roorda -

    Palo Alto, CA

  70. Alexander Zavisa von Schlauter -

    León, Spain

  71. Line Ajan -

    Paris, France

  72. Peter Herdrich -

    New York, NY

  73. Melissa Halverson -

    Chicago, IL

  74. Glenna Gray -

    Lynchburg, Virginia

  75. Greg Parr -

    Roanoke, Virginia

  76. Lesley Lababidi -

    Cairo, Egypt

  77. ALEXANDRA -

    ESPAÑA

  78. Marc Balcells -

    New York

  79. Lisa Richards -

    Chicago, IL

  80. Ivana Samardzic -

    Serbia

  81. Patrick S -

    Washington, DC

  82. Diane Siebrandt -

    Melbourne, Australia

  83. Vidya M J -

    Shimoga, Karnataka, India

  84. Deanna Baker -

    Boston, MA

  85. Clemens Reichel -

    Toronto, ON

  86. Mary Montgomery -

    Toronto, ON

  87. Susan Kennedy -

    United States

  88. maeedia maeedi -

    chicago

  89. Mahdi Ali Raheem -

    Baghdad IRAQ Iraq Museum

  90. Ozlem Aslan -

    Turkey

  91. Emad Rammo -

    Nuenen, The Netherlands

  92. François Louis -

    New York, NY

  93. Elizabeth Simpson -

    New York, NY

  94. vicky metafora -

    italy

  95. Andre’ Khuri -

    Gainesville, Florida

  96. Jutta Zerres -

    Mainz, Germany

  97. Marilys Horgue -

    Wien, Austria

  98. anoynomous -

    missouri

  99. Ruth Pritchard-Kelly -

    Silver Spring, MD

  100. Oscar White Muscarella -

    NYC

  101. Colin Renfrew -

    Greece

  102. Jamie Lynn Bazydlo -

    Brick, New Jersey, United States of America

  103. LIsa Preville -

    Richmond, Virginia

  104. Ellen Sheffer -

    Vermont

  105. Patti Harman -

    Nuevo Vallarta Mexico

  106. Emma Cunliffe -

    Durham, England

  107. Archaeological Institute of America -

    Boston, MA

  108. Matthew Hu -

    Beijing

  109. Zac Spielvogel -

    Canberra, ACT, Australia.

  110. vanya pazand -

    San Jose CA

  111. Victoria Estrada -

    Lawrence, New York

  112. Ann Shaftel -

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

  113. CF Wong -

    New York City

  114. Donna Serbe-Davis -

    Highland Park, NJ, USA

  115. Emily Wood -

    South Hadley, MA, United States

  116. Nigel Hetherington -

    Cairo, Egypt

  117. Beatrice Kelly -

    London

  118. Chloe Dondos -

    Greece

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

    Germany

  120. Ana Senica -

    Portugal

  121. Sigyn Meder -

    Stockholm, Iraq Solidarity Association

  122. Ilana -

    Canada

  123. anna astolfi -

    italia

  124. Bushra -

    NB,CT

  125. Ben Furnival -

    London

  126. Faz & Lucy Elahi -

    Los Angeles, CA

  127. Maria Rosaria Depalo -

    Italia

  128. Antonio Alvarez-Correa -

    Florida USA

  129. Rick Ariki -

    Florida

  130. Shang Jin -

    Beijing, China

  131. Emily Jean Leischner -

    Philadelphia, PA

  132. Yu Kai Tiao -

    Memphis, Tenn.

  133. Jeff Spurr -

    Cambridge, MA

  134. Pl. Kraisky -

    Bulgaria

  135. Lucille A. Roussin -

    New York, N.Y.

  136. Mary Brooks -

    Durham, England

  137. James McAndrew -

    New York, NY

  138. Jos van Beurden -

    The Netherlands

  139. Tom Rust -

    Brooklyn, NY

  140. Lauren Ritch -

    St. Petersburg, FL

  141. Susan Whitfield-Lungren Harding -

    Kansas

  142. Donald H. Sanders -

    Massachusetts, USA

  143. Anita Bobo -

    Chicago USA

  144. Peter Bobo -

    Chicago , USA

  145. Neda -

    Evora, Portugal

  146. Anna Geo-Georgieva -

    Sofia, Bulgaria

  147. gini kingma -

    The Netherlands

  148. Lone Le Vay -

    Epsom, UK

  149. Diana George Youkhana -

    Sydney – Australi

  150. ferdaous -

    tunisia

  151. Migdalia Richardson -

    Newark, New Jersey

  152. Irene Coelho -

    Barcelona

  153. Nick Panoutsopoulos -

    Athens, Greece

  154. Marta Ostovich -

    Boston, MA

  155. Matteo Vigo -

    Chicago, Illinois

  156. Giorgio BULGARELLI -

    ʾÄrba Mnč̣, Gamo Gofa, SNNP, Ethiopia

  157. Sharon Mikulich -

    Chicago Illinois

  158. Benedetta Bellucci -

    Chicago, Il

  159. Torild kristina Storaas -

    Norway

  160. María Soledad Gil García -

    Milagros, Burgos, Spain

  161. Ana Escobedo -

    Providence, Rhode Island

  162. Víctor Manuel Díaz Díaz -

    Castropol (Asturias – España)

  163. Luis Gómez Rivas -

    Zaragoza

  164. Jaime Almansa -

    Madrid

  165. Enrique Macías -

    Puertollano (España)

  166. Ignacio Rodríguez Temiño -

    Carmona (Sevilla) – España

  167. Matthew Piscitelli -

    Chicago, IL

  168. Cynthia Bates -

    Chicago, IL

  169. Brenda Valdez -

    Newark NJ

  170. Emily Baca -

    Chicago, IL

  171. Petra Rudd -

    Göteborg, Sweden

  172. Diane A Rees -

    Seattle, WA

  173. Shannon Davis -

    Tampa, Florida

  174. Danielle -

    Brooklyn, New York

  175. Francis Deblauwe -

    Mission, KS — USA

  176. Al Schanowski -

    Port Washington, Wi

  177. S Pepin -

    Canada

  178. JES -

    Elmhurst, USA

  179. Emily Haraldson -

    California

  180. Nathan Elkins -

    Texas

  181. Dillon de Give -

    New York City

  182. Megan Narvey -

    Minnesota

  183. Lorna Kidwell -

    Indiana

  184. Sara Thomas -

    Ohio

  185. John Zachman -

    Ridgway, Colorado, USA

  186. Almira Poudrier -

    Phoenix AZ

  187. Melanie Beuken -

    Rotterdam

  188. Mike Powers -

    Stockholm, Sweden

  189. Matt Wakeham -

    New York, NY

  190. kAMEL SAKO -

    CANADA

  191. Lidia -

    Geneva

  192. Shira B. -

    Brooklyn, New York

  193. Polly Peterson -

    California, USA

  194. Jason Stockman -

    Geneva, Switzerland

  195. Catherine -

    New Jersey

  196. Susan Patto -

    Baghdad, Iraq

  197. julie b -

    canberra

  198. Joanne Khamis -

    Chicago U.S.A

  199. Zeki Odisho -

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

  200. Rachel Moland -

    Rome, Italy

  201. Shoshan Sarkis -

    Chicago

  202. Paul Kunkel -

    New York

  203. Kathy tubb -

    London, UK

  204. Regis -

    Antwerpen, Belgium

  205. Camille Nuckle -

    Geneva

  206. Mike Jacobs -

    Tucson

  207. Laurence Lepetit -

    Paris, France

  208. Mary -

    Chicago, IL

  209. Jacque Bird -

    Anthem, Arizona

  210. Steven George -

    Illinois

  211. Tanya Lervik -

    Washington, DC

  212. Amy -

    Cali, Colombia

  213. Ellyn Matta -

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  214. Rabbi Barnea Levi Selavan -

    Old City, Jerusalem, Israel

  215. Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World -

    Providence, RI

  216. Oya Topcuoglu -

    Chicago, IL

  217. Marina Papa-Sokal -

    London, UK

  218. Kristina Wyckoff -

    Norman, OK

  219. Rebecca Rushfield -

    Flushing, New York

  220. Liz Gilgan -

    Melrose, Ma

  221. Rick Pettigrew -

    Eugene, Oregon

  222. Clemens Reichel -

    Toronto

  223. Abdulamir Hamdani -

    Stony Brook – New York

  224. Paul Barford -

    Warsaw, Poland

  225. Cindy Ho -

    New York, New York

  226. Nathan Charlton -

    Sydney, Australia

  227. Damien Huffer -

    Sydney, Australia

  228. Marjorie -

    Dallas

  229. Brooke Todsen -

    Florida