19 Sites Inscribed to UNESCO World Heritage List

International, Preservation
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine (National Heritage Board of Poland)

Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine (National Heritage Board of Poland)

At its 37th session held from June 16 to 27, 2013 in Phnom Pehnh and Siem Reap-Angkor, Cambodia, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee added 19 sites to the World Heritage List. The new additions bring the list to 981 noteworthy destinations. To be included on the World Heritage List, sites must be of exceptional universal significance and satisfy at least one out of ten selection criteria, which are frequently improved by the Committee to reflect the advancement of the World Heritage notion itself.

The following cultural sites have been inscribed on the World Heritage List.

· Al Zubarah Archaeological Site, Qatar
· Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora, Ukraine
· Bergpark Wilhemshöhe, Germany
· Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, China
· Fujisan, Japan
· Golestan Palace, Iran
· Hill Forts of Rajasthan, India
· Historic Centre of Agadez, Niger
· Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong, Korea
· Levuka Historical Port Town, Fiji
· Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany, Italy
· Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, Canada
· University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia, Portugal
· Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region, Poland & Ukraine
· El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, Mexico
· Mount Etna, Italy
· Namib Sand Sea, Namibia
· Tajik National Park, Tajikistan
· Xinjiang Tianshan, China

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