UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

Jul. 7, 2019

Ali Gürbüz Wins 658th Kirkpinar Before Record-Breaking Crowds

The two-time former champion defeated Orhan Okulu, last year's winner, to claim the honor of head wrestler at Kırkpınar. This is Gürbüz's first title since his disqualification in the 2013 semi-final.

Jul. 15, 2018

Redemption for Orhan Okulu at 657th Kirkpinar

Last year's runner-up has now claimed victory at the 2018 Kirkpinar olive oil wrestling championship.

Dec. 8, 2017

Neapolitan 'Pizza Twirling' Makes UNESCO List

Two million people signed a petition supporting the official recognition of 'pizzaiuolo' pizza twirling.

Aug. 26, 2016

Jaén Seeks UNESCO Nod for its 'Sea of Olives'

The provincial government of Jaén has been the leader in pursuing the recognition of the unique Andalusian terrain as a World Heritage Site.

Jun. 23, 2014

Fatih Atli Wins 653rd Kirkpinar

This year's wrestling tournament in Turkey required over 100 barrels of olive oil to coat the contestants.

Nov. 20, 2010

Mediterranean Diet Makes UNESCO's Intangible Heritage List

The UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee inscribed 51 new elements on UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Heritage including the Mediterranean Diet.