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World Monuments Fund has dedicated the week 14th -21st April 2014 of the project 60 wooden churches.
The 60 wooden churches in the counties of Hunedoara, Sibiu, Gorj, Vâlcea and other counties, all classified as historical monuments (categories A and B) are in an advanced state of decay, some of them in danger of collapse (according to research during 2007-2009). Field research has shown that about 80% of these churches are no longer functional, only 20% are still used for worship.
The Hague/Luxembourg, 6 March 2014 - The leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute announce the 11 monuments and sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme 2014. Among the threatened landmarks selected by an international panel of experts are a Roman archaeological site in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a medieval monastery in Armenia, two historicneighbourhoods in Kastoria in Greece, an 18th century citadel in Italy, a 19th century stage machinery in Belgium, and a 20th century housing complex in Russia. Some are in danger due to lack of resources or expertise, others due to neglect or inadequate planning. The announcement of this year’s shortlist coincides with the opening day of the conference ‘Heritage First: towards a common approach for a sustainable Europe’, hosted in Athens by the Greek Presidency of the European Union. The q8fyt_content list of 7 sites will be made public on 5 May during the European Heritage Congress in Vienna.
The wooden church of Ponoarele, Mehedinti couty, has been included in the programm 60 wooden churches.
The mayor of the village send to the Pro Patrimonio Foundation a request for hepl on reparing the wooden church - local symbol. On the site were representatives of the Foundation togheter with two teams from Norway (from Fylkeskonservatoren i Vest-Agder, Department of Conservation and from the Museum Centre in Hordaland from Bergen).