"Finland has over 14 000..." Helsinki Favorite Tip by ankx

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Favorite thing: Finland has over 14 000 ancient monuments and more are being discovered all the time. The National Board of Antiquities keeps a check on land use planning and its effects on antiquities, organises and supervises the inventories and excavations necessary for protection, issues statements on planning and other forms of land use, maintains a register of antiquities and preserves and displays archaeological collections and archives.
The cataloguing, research and maintenance of historical remains, the development of conservation methods and the dissemination of information about them are also handled by the National Board of Antiquities. The Board is responsible for the upkeep of castles and fortifications as well as their archaeological research and restoration.
The National Board of Antiquities studies, preserves and maintains buildings of cultural-historical and architectural importance. It helps to preserve the architectural heritage by advising the authorities, communities and owners of buildings on questions of protection and land use. The criteria for issuing a protection order are developed in collaboration with other authorities and the museums by means of preventive guidance and by communicating the values of the architectural heritage.
The Board is also an expert on restoration. It serves and counsels both private owners and authorities seeking protection for a historic building. The restoration methods are being constantly developed.
The protection, study, upkeep and conservation of marine wrecks and other underwater finds are also within the Board's competence.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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