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. Mansoor Kottangodan -

    qatar

  2. Subarna Biswas -

    India

  3. Hira Ashfaq -

    Tokyo, Japan

  4. Mansoor Kottangodan -

    India

  5. Lisa Holt -

    Alexandria, VA

  6. Lynn -

    Oxford, United Kingdom

  7. Mirta Lovric -

    Croatia

  8. Mahmoud -

    Syria

  9. Ursa Purkart -

    Slovenia

  10. Ditte Kvist Johnson -

    Denmark

  11. Calvin E. Hefner, TSSF -

    Cuenca, Ecuador

  12. Svetoslav -

    Sofia

  13. Ali Tyler -

    Washington, DC

  14. Karil Kucera -

    Northfield, MN USA

  15. Abdul-Hameed Al-Nassar -

    Kuwait

  16. Valeria Gordillo James -

    Spain

  17. Talia Smith -

    Minneapolis, MN, USA

  18. Maria Dimitropoulos -

    New York

  19. Jackie Fox -

    York, UK

  20. Juhee Woo -

    New York

  21. Cormac Flynn -

    New York

  22. Little Shiva -

    Charleroi, Belgium

  23. Sonya -

    Armenia

  24. Farah -

    New York

  25. zeynep -

    France

  26. Paige Brevick Paige Brevick -

    Chatfield, Minnesota

  27. Sarah Rowlands -

    Chicago, USA

  28. Jasmine Hagger -

    Cardiff, UK

  29. Isabel Catanio -

    Brazil

  30. Francisco Jose Rufian Fernandez -

    Madrid Spain

  31. Tom Munstermann -

    Utrecht the Netherlands

  32. Joanna Pembleton -

    Staffordshire, UK

  33. Gabriele Impiombato -

    Richmond United Kingdom

  34. Jessica Facciponti -

    NY, NY

  35. Susan Dixon -

    Toronto, Ontario

  36. Mary Montgomery -

    Toronto, Canada

  37. gabrielle -

    Grand Junction, CO USA

  38. Alvira -

    Mississauga, Canada

  39. Darius Arya -

    Rome, Italy

  40. Diana George Youkhana -

    Sydney , Australia

  41. Christopher Rose -

    Montreal, Canada

  42. Paige Brevick -

    Lanesboro, Minnesota

  43. Leah -

    Oxford, UK

  44. Alicia Cristina -

    New York, NY

  45. Jennie Lee Harris -

    Lillie, Louisiana

  46. Amanda Pavlick -

    Cincinnati, OH, USA

  47. Society for Academic Development -

    Belgrade, Serbia

  48. Milan Simonovic -

    Belgrade, Serbia

  49. Paul Barford -

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

  50. Senta German -

    Oxford, UK

  51. Collins Lidédé -

    union, Nj

  52. Rachel -

    Toronto, Canada

  53. Mary -

    Connecticut

  54. Alberto -

    Valencia

  55. Laurel Rowe -

    Ottawa, Ontario

  56. Lin Rhys -

    Los Angeles CA

  57. Elizabeth Markman -

    New York, NY

  58. Sarah Applegate -

    Reston, VA/Greater Washington, DC

  59. Dr Arvind Kumar Dubey -

    New Delhi, India

  60. Linda Toma -

    west coast

  61. Maria -

    San Diego

  62. Heather Lee -

    Irvine, CA

  63. Tass -

    Berlin, Germany

  64. Noha Kotb -

    Cairo, Egypt

  65. Elizabeth Markman -

    Exeter, NH

  66. Ruby Maddock -

    London

  67. Lisa Holt -

    Washington, DC

  68. Thalia Neilson -

    Dublin, Ireland

  69. saed alannabi -

    Cyrene-Libya

  70. Xavier Romão -

    Porto, Portugal

  71. Michael Shamah -

    London, UK

  72. Mora -

    Rome, Italy

  73. I Isaza -

    Attleboro, MA

  74. B.G. Paulus -

    Saint Louis, MO, USA

  75. Katherine V. -

    Toronto, ON

  76. Sandra Roorda -

    Palo Alto, CA

  77. Alexander Zavisa von Schlauter -

    León, Spain

  78. Line Ajan -

    Paris, France

  79. Peter Herdrich -

    New York, NY

  80. Melissa Halverson -

    Chicago, IL

  81. Glenna Gray -

    Lynchburg, Virginia

  82. Greg Parr -

    Roanoke, Virginia

  83. Lesley Lababidi -

    Cairo, Egypt

  84. ALEXANDRA -

    ESPAÑA

  85. Marc Balcells -

    New York

  86. Lisa Richards -

    Chicago, IL

  87. Ivana Samardzic -

    Serbia

  88. Patrick S -

    Washington, DC

  89. Diane Siebrandt -

    Melbourne, Australia

  90. Vidya M J -

    Shimoga, Karnataka, India

  91. Deanna Baker -

    Boston, MA

  92. Clemens Reichel -

    Toronto, ON

  93. Mary Montgomery -

    Toronto, ON

  94. Susan Kennedy -

    United States

  95. maeedia maeedi -

    chicago

  96. Mahdi Ali Raheem -

    Baghdad IRAQ Iraq Museum

  97. Ozlem Aslan -

    Turkey

  98. Emad Rammo -

    Nuenen, The Netherlands

  99. François Louis -

    New York, NY

  100. Elizabeth Simpson -

    New York, NY

  101. vicky metafora -

    italy

  102. Andre’ Khuri -

    Gainesville, Florida

  103. Jutta Zerres -

    Mainz, Germany

  104. Marilys Horgue -

    Wien, Austria

  105. anoynomous -

    missouri

  106. Ruth Pritchard-Kelly -

    Silver Spring, MD

  107. Oscar White Muscarella -

    NYC

  108. Colin Renfrew -

    Greece

  109. Jamie Lynn Bazydlo -

    Brick, New Jersey, United States of America

  110. LIsa Preville -

    Richmond, Virginia

  111. Ellen Sheffer -

    Vermont

  112. Patti Harman -

    Nuevo Vallarta Mexico

  113. Emma Cunliffe -

    Durham, England

  114. Archaeological Institute of America -

    Boston, MA

  115. Matthew Hu -

    Beijing

  116. Zac Spielvogel -

    Canberra, ACT, Australia.

  117. vanya pazand -

    San Jose CA

  118. Victoria Estrada -

    Lawrence, New York

  119. Ann Shaftel -

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

  120. CF Wong -

    New York City

  121. Donna Serbe-Davis -

    Highland Park, NJ, USA

  122. Emily Wood -

    South Hadley, MA, United States

  123. Nigel Hetherington -

    Cairo, Egypt

  124. Beatrice Kelly -

    London

  125. Chloe Dondos -

    Greece

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

    Germany

  127. Ana Senica -

    Portugal

  128. Sigyn Meder -

    Stockholm, Iraq Solidarity Association

  129. Ilana -

    Canada

  130. anna astolfi -

    italia

  131. Bushra -

    NB,CT

  132. Ben Furnival -

    London

  133. Faz & Lucy Elahi -

    Los Angeles, CA

  134. Maria Rosaria Depalo -

    Italia

  135. Antonio Alvarez-Correa -

    Florida USA

  136. Rick Ariki -

    Florida

  137. Shang Jin -

    Beijing, China

  138. Emily Jean Leischner -

    Philadelphia, PA

  139. Yu Kai Tiao -

    Memphis, Tenn.

  140. Jeff Spurr -

    Cambridge, MA

  141. Pl. Kraisky -

    Bulgaria

  142. Lucille A. Roussin -

    New York, N.Y.

  143. Mary Brooks -

    Durham, England

  144. James McAndrew -

    New York, NY

  145. Jos van Beurden -

    The Netherlands

  146. Tom Rust -

    Brooklyn, NY

  147. Lauren Ritch -

    St. Petersburg, FL

  148. Susan Whitfield-Lungren Harding -

    Kansas

  149. Donald H. Sanders -

    Massachusetts, USA

  150. Anita Bobo -

    Chicago USA

  151. Peter Bobo -

    Chicago , USA

  152. Neda -

    Evora, Portugal

  153. Anna Geo-Georgieva -

    Sofia, Bulgaria

  154. gini kingma -

    The Netherlands

  155. Lone Le Vay -

    Epsom, UK

  156. Diana George Youkhana -

    Sydney – Australi

  157. ferdaous -

    tunisia

  158. Migdalia Richardson -

    Newark, New Jersey

  159. Irene Coelho -

    Barcelona

  160. Nick Panoutsopoulos -

    Athens, Greece

  161. Marta Ostovich -

    Boston, MA

  162. Matteo Vigo -

    Chicago, Illinois

  163. Giorgio BULGARELLI -

    ʾÄrba Mnč̣, Gamo Gofa, SNNP, Ethiopia

  164. Sharon Mikulich -

    Chicago Illinois

  165. Benedetta Bellucci -

    Chicago, Il

  166. Torild kristina Storaas -

    Norway

  167. María Soledad Gil García -

    Milagros, Burgos, Spain

  168. Ana Escobedo -

    Providence, Rhode Island

  169. Víctor Manuel Díaz Díaz -

    Castropol (Asturias – España)

  170. Luis Gómez Rivas -

    Zaragoza

  171. Jaime Almansa -

    Madrid

  172. Enrique Macías -

    Puertollano (España)

  173. Ignacio Rodríguez Temiño -

    Carmona (Sevilla) – España

  174. Matthew Piscitelli -

    Chicago, IL

  175. Cynthia Bates -

    Chicago, IL

  176. Brenda Valdez -

    Newark NJ

  177. Emily Baca -

    Chicago, IL

  178. Petra Rudd -

    Göteborg, Sweden

  179. Diane A Rees -

    Seattle, WA

  180. Shannon Davis -

    Tampa, Florida

  181. Danielle -

    Brooklyn, New York

  182. Francis Deblauwe -

    Mission, KS — USA

  183. Al Schanowski -

    Port Washington, Wi

  184. S Pepin -

    Canada

  185. JES -

    Elmhurst, USA

  186. Emily Haraldson -

    California

  187. Nathan Elkins -

    Texas

  188. Dillon de Give -

    New York City

  189. Megan Narvey -

    Minnesota

  190. Lorna Kidwell -

    Indiana

  191. Sara Thomas -

    Ohio

  192. John Zachman -

    Ridgway, Colorado, USA

  193. Almira Poudrier -

    Phoenix AZ

  194. Melanie Beuken -

    Rotterdam

  195. Mike Powers -

    Stockholm, Sweden

  196. Matt Wakeham -

    New York, NY

  197. kAMEL SAKO -

    CANADA

  198. Lidia -

    Geneva

  199. Shira B. -

    Brooklyn, New York

  200. Polly Peterson -

    California, USA

  201. Jason Stockman -

    Geneva, Switzerland

  202. Catherine -

    New Jersey

  203. Susan Patto -

    Baghdad, Iraq

  204. julie b -

    canberra

  205. Joanne Khamis -

    Chicago U.S.A

  206. Zeki Odisho -

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

  207. Rachel Moland -

    Rome, Italy

  208. Shoshan Sarkis -

    Chicago

  209. Paul Kunkel -

    New York

  210. Kathy tubb -

    London, UK

  211. Regis -

    Antwerpen, Belgium

  212. Camille Nuckle -

    Geneva

  213. Mike Jacobs -

    Tucson

  214. Laurence Lepetit -

    Paris, France

  215. Mary -

    Chicago, IL

  216. Jacque Bird -

    Anthem, Arizona

  217. Steven George -

    Illinois

  218. Tanya Lervik -

    Washington, DC

  219. Amy -

    Cali, Colombia

  220. Ellyn Matta -

    Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  221. Rabbi Barnea Levi Selavan -

    Old City, Jerusalem, Israel

  222. Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World -

    Providence, RI

  223. Oya Topcuoglu -

    Chicago, IL

  224. Marina Papa-Sokal -

    London, UK

  225. Kristina Wyckoff -

    Norman, OK

  226. Rebecca Rushfield -

    Flushing, New York

  227. Liz Gilgan -

    Melrose, Ma

  228. Rick Pettigrew -

    Eugene, Oregon

  229. Clemens Reichel -

    Toronto

  230. Abdulamir Hamdani -

    Stony Brook – New York

  231. Paul Barford -

    Warsaw, Poland

  232. Cindy Ho -

    New York, New York

  233. Nathan Charlton -

    Sydney, Australia

  234. Damien Huffer -

    Sydney, Australia

  235. Marjorie -

    Dallas

  236. Brooke Todsen -

    Florida