A well-deserved honor for a dedicated, hardworking group that is one of the few governmental offices focusing on heritage protection issues. Though I have been critical of the State Department's policies for defining "protection" in such a way as to not have to address the need to protect sites from looting, the Cultural Heritage Center has done a great job within the mandate under which it operates. Congratulations to Director Maria Kouroupas and her staff!
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