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U.S. Taxpayers Spent $5.6 Million in 2011 to Preserve Cultural Landmarks – in Other Countries

Posted By admin On October 19, 2012 @ 4:03 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Pete Winn
CNS News [1]
Oct 19, 2012

U.S. taxpayers spent $700,000 in 2011 to help conserve the ruins of a 9th century city in East Africa, according to a State Department report [2].

Another $100,000 in taxpayer funds went to Russia, where it is being used to “preserve a traditional 19th century Log House Museum in the Russian North, in the Russian Federation.”

The projects were part of a total $5.6 million in grants made to foreign nations to preserve their cultural landmarks, as part of the State Department’s “Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.”

The ruins of the African city of Kilwa Kisiwani are located in Tanzania, on the coast of East Africa. During the Middle Ages, the sultans who ruled the city commanded trade along the African coast.

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[1] CNS News: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/us-taxpayers-spent-56-million-2011-preserve-cultural-landmarks-other-countries

[2] report: http://exchanges.state.gov/heritage/afcp.html

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