Joya de Cerén archaeological site, El Salvador

Joya de Cerén was a pre-Hispanic farming community that, like Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy, was buried under an eruption of the Laguna Caldera volcano c. AD 600. Because of the exceptional condition of the remains, they provide an insight into the daily lives of the Central American populations who worked the land at that time.

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Blue Shield sign

The International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) was founded in 1996 to work to protect the world's cultural heritage threatened by wars and natural disasters. It has been described as the "Cultural Red Cross", and its name derives from the usage of the blue shield as specified in the 1954 Hague Convention on Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict.

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Cover page of the Joya de Cerén Management Plan

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July 16, 2002 - Event for the presentation of the Joya de Cerén Management Plan, with the participation of the Getty Conservation Institute. F. LeBlanc (last, right) represented the Institute.

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Archaeological remains.

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Archaeological remains.

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Archaeological remains shelter.

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Archaeological remains.

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Archaeological remains. Instruments monitoring temperature and RH levels.

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Archaeological remains.

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Archaeological remains.