19 Inscriptions to World Heritage List in 2018


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- The 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee of Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage in Manama, Bahrain

The meeting was held between Jun 24 and Jul 4. During the session, the Committee inscribed 19 sites on the World Heritage List (13 cultural sites, 3 natural and 3 mixed sites). The World Heritage List now numbers 1092 sites in 167 countries.

13 Newly inscribed cultural sites are:

Aasivissuit - Nipisat. Inuit Hunting Ground between Ice and Sea (Denmark)

Al-Ahsa Oasis, an evolving Cultural Landscape (Saudi Arabia)

Ancient City of Qalhat (Oman)

Archaeological Border complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke (Germany)

Caliphate City of Medina Azahara (Spain)

Göbekli Tepe (Turkey)

Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region (Japan)

Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century (Italy)

Naumburg Cathedral (Germany)

Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries in Korea (Republic of Korea)

Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region (Islamic Republic of Iran)

Thimlich Ohinga Archaeological Site (Kenya)

Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai (India)

3 Newly inscribed natural sites are:

Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains (South Africa)

Chaine des Puys - Limagne fault tectonic arena (France)

Fanjingshan (China)

3 Newly inscribed mixed sites are:

Chiribiquete National Park - "The Maloca of the Jaguar" (Colombia)

Pimachiowin Aki (Canada)

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica (Mexico)

Please refer to the UNESCO press release for more details.

Association 3 Herissons are thrilled to see the new inscriptions in Europe and China, where our current key activities audiences are. We look forward to introducing more World Heritage Sites in our education programme in the near future!