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UNESCO World Heritage has added 34 new sites

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  •   08-03-2021  8:50 am
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UNESCO World Heritage has added 34 new sites
“Nice, the city of the Riviera winter resort”, has been declared a World Heritage Site. [English Castle © Ville de Nice]
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A total of 34 sites were inscribed on the prestigious list of World Heritage List of UNESCO during the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee, held online, chaired by China since Fuzhou. 

The new properties include 29 cultural sites and five natural sites.

If the number of additions seems high, it is mainly because the World Heritage Committee did not meet last year due to the COVID-19 health crisis. 

From July 16 to 31, the Committee therefore examined the nominations submitted in 2020 and 2021.

The 44th session of the Committee's inscriptions brought the total number of UNESCO World Heritage sites to 1,154.

Note that the Committee also took the exceptional and rare decision to remove a site from the List - Liverpool - Merchant port (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) - from the World Heritage List. "Due to the irreversible loss of the attributes for which this property had been inscribed."

The 45th session of the World Heritage Committee will be held in Kazan (Russian Federation), from June 19-30, 2022, under the chairmanship of Alexander Kuznetsov. 

New World Heritage Sites (2020)

Arslantepe Mound (Turkey)

Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex (Peru)

Colonies of Benevolence (Belgium/Netherlands)

Cordouan Lighthouse (France)

Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telangana (India)

Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt (Germany)

Padua's fourteenth-century fresco cycles (Italy)

Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro, a landscape of Arts and Sciences (Spain)

Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China (China)

Roșia Montană Mining Landscape (Romania)

Sítio Roberto Burle Marx (Brazil)

The Great Spa Towns of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Work of engineer Eladio Dieste: Church of Atlántida (Uruguay)

Trans-Iranian Railway (Iran)

Ḥimā Cultural Area (Saudi Arabia)

Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, North Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island (Japan)

Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands (Georgia)

Getbol, Korean Tidal Flats (South Korea)

Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (Thailand)

Frontiers of the Roman Empire -- The Danube Limes (Western Segment) (Austria/Germany/Slovakia)

New World Heritage Sites (2021)

As-Salt - The Place of Tolerance and Urban Hospitality (Jordan)

Cultural Landscape of Hawraman/Uramanat (Iran)

Dholavira: a Harappan City (India)

Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Lower German Limes (Germany/the Netherlands)

Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan (Japan)

Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera (France)

Settlement and Artificial Mummification of the Chinchorro Culture in the Arica and Parinacota Region (Chile)

ShUM Sites of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (Germany)

Sudanese style mosques in northern Côte d'Ivoire (Côte d'Ivoire)

The Porticoes of Bologna (Italy)

The works of Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana - Human Centred Urban Design (Slovenia)

The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales (United Kingdom)

Petroglyphs of Lake Onega and the White Sea (Russia)

Ivindo National Park (Gabon) 

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