| Of mosaics and mosques: A look at the campaign to preserve cultural heritage |
3 - World Bank Development Essays
Foreword by His Highness The Aga Khan
A fool throws a stone into the sea, and a hundred wise men cannot pull it out.
-Greek Cypriot proverb
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First printing May 1994
The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this study are entirely those of the author and should not be attributed in any manner to the World Bank, to its affiliated organizations, or to members of its Board of Executive Directors or the countries they represent.
Credits for photographs
The cover shows a detail from the mosaic of Theseus slaying the Minotaur in the Villa of Theseus, Paphos, Cyprus. Photo courtesy of the Cyprus Museum.
Pages 3, 9, 14, and 18: June Taboroff. Pages 28, 33, 36, and 44: Lahore Development Authority.
The People behind This Essay
David Wigg has been a foreign correspondent for three London newspapers: The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and The Independent. He is now a writer-consultant at the World Bank. The following people at the World Bank helped produce the essay: Michael Prest, manager of the Development Essays series; Nancy Levine, editor; and Joyce C. Petruzzelli, designer. June Taboroff and A. Graeme Lee read the text and commented on it. Alexander Shakow, director of the Bank's External Affairs Department, and Timothy Cullen, chief of the department's Information and Public Affairs Division, gave support to the series. John Maxwell Hamilton, formerly of the Bank and now of Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, conceived the series.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Wigg, David, 1939-
Of mosaics and mosques: a look at the campaign to preserve cultural heritage / David Wigg.
p. cm.-(World Bank development essays; 3)
1. Nea Paphos (Paphos, Cyprus).
2 . Paphos (Cyprus)-Antiquities-Collection and preservation.
3. Lahore (Pakistani-Antiquities-Collection and preservation.
4. Mosaics-Cyprus-Paphos-Conservation and restoration.
5. Mosques-Pakistan-Lahore-Conservation and restoration.
D554.95.N47W54 1994 93-47286