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UNESCO Has Announced 19 New World Heritage Sites

By Jen

July 16, 2018 at 9:53am

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Not that we need any more excuses to travel, but you're gonna want to check out the latest places designated a UNESCO world heritage site.

They're breathtaking.

Every year UNESCO meets to decide the next group of places that will be added to the organisation's list of World Heritage sites. In order to qualify, a place or structure must have great historical, cultural, and/or natural significance.

Irish sites include the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher in Clare, the Copper Coast Global Geopark in Waterford and Newgrange in Co. Meath.

Check out this year's additions below.

Naumberg Cathedral, Germany

Naumburg Cathedral

Aasivissuit – Nipisat. Inuit Hunting Ground between Ice and Sea, Denmark

Aasivissuit – Nipisat  Inuit Hunting Ground Between Ice And Sea

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Al-Ahsa Oasis, Saudi Arabia


Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains, South Africa


Fanjingshan, China


Ancient City of Qalhat, Oman


Archaeological Border complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke, Germany


Chiribiquete National Park – “The Maloca of the Jaguar”, Columbia


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Caliphate City of Medina Azahara, Spain


Göbekli Tepe, Turkey


Chaîne des Puys - Limagne fault tectonic arena, France


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✨ SUNSET ???? Hier soir je suis allé contempler et photographier le coucher de soleil au Puy Pariou, une façon pour moi d’immortaliser une grande nouvelle : vous devez déjà sûrement le savoir, la Chaîne des Puys et la faille de la Limagne ont été inscrites au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO ce lundi 2 Juillet 2018 ! ✨ Je suis tellement fier d’être originaire d’une si belle région ! ???????????? . . ????Chaîne des Puys, Auvergne, France. ???? Matériel utilisé : lien dans ma bio ______________________________________________________ @instagramfr @instagram @djiglobal #sunset#pariou#chainedespuys#paysage#auvergne#cantal#puydedome#hauteloire#allier#nature#france#drone#beautifuldestinations#clermontferrand#unesco#thepipas2018#expodronefrancais

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Pimachiowin Aki, Canada


Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region, Japan


Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century, Italy

Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries in Korea

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley: originary habitat of Mesoamerica, Mexico


Central Sikhote-Alin, Russia


Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region, Iran


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???? #مژده ????#مژده . خبری خوش برای تمام ایرانیان، بویژه استان فارسی ها و علاقه مندان #صنعت_گردشگری ???????????? . ثبت جهانی بیست و سومین اثر تاریخی ایران ???? منظر باستانی ساسانیان در فهرست میراث جهانی یونسکو ثبت شد. ????  در چهل و دومین اجلاس #میراث_جهانی که در #بحرین برگزار شد،#منظر_باستانی_ساسانی در استان فارس به عنوان بیست و سومین اثر #ایران #ثبت_جهانی شد. این آثار شامل (شهر تاریخی #بیشاپور ، تنگه تاریخی طبیعی چوگان و غار #مجسمه_شاپور_اول ساسانی) و مجموعه تاریخی #قلعه_دختر ، #آتشکده (#کاخ_اردشیر_بابکان) و #شهرگور در شهرستان #فیروزآباد و #کاخ_ساسانی در شهرستان #سروستان استان فارس است. ???????????????? . . BREAKING! #congratulations #SassanidArchaeologicalLandscape of #fars Region, in #Iran has just been inscribed as @UNESCO#WorldHeritage Site. . . The site also known as the Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities comprises Bishapour, Firouzabad and Sarvestan in Fars Province. According to the dossier, the ensemble embodies the political, historical, cultural and artistic developments of the Sassanid era (224-651). It includes the ruins of the city of Goor, Ardeshir's Palace, Qal'e-ye-Dokhtar fortress and bas-reliefs. ???????????????? . #tagyourfriends #دوستاتو_تگ_کن . . [email protected]

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Thimlich Ohinga Archaeological Site, Kenya


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An entrance to an enclosure at the Thimlich Ohinga archaeological site in Kenya. The remote dry-stone walled settlement near the Kenyan town of Migori is one of three new sites awarded world heritage status by UNESCO at the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Bahrain. UNESCO said the settlement, probably built in the 16th century, seems to have “served as a fort for communities and livestock, but also defined social entities and relationships linked to lineage” and was the “largest and best preserved of these traditional enclosures”. “It is an exceptional example of the tradition of massive dry-stone walled enclosures, typical of the first pastoral communities in the Lake Victoria Basin, which persisted until the mid-20th century,” it added. Photo credit: Ephraim Mwangi/Unesco/EPA #Kenya #Africa #ThimlichOhinga #UNESCO #Worldheritage #Heritage #News #TheGuardianNg

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Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai, India


Get out those passports.

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