The ancient Iranian city of Yazd, a sacred Japanese island where women are not allowed and Greenland's sub-arctic farming landscape Kujataa were among the 21 sites included inUNESCO's World Heritage List at a session in Krakow.
Other sites located in Poland, Russia, French Polynesia, United Kingdom and Germany where added to the list.
An ancient shrine in the occupied West Bank was declared a Palestinian heritage site, prompting Israel to further cut its funding to the United Nations.
UNESCO designated Hebron and the two adjoined shrines at its heart - the Jewish Tomb of the Patriarchs and the Muslim Ibrahimi Mosque - a "Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger".
What do you know about the archaeological site of Aphrodisias, in #Turkey? This place has been inscribed yesterday on UNESCO World Heritage. Located in southwestern Turkey, in the upper valley of the Morsynus River, the site consists of two components: the archaeological site of Aphrodisias and the marble quarries northeast of the city. The temple of Aphrodite dates from the 3rd century BCE and the city was built one century later. The wealth of Aphrodisias came from the marble quarries and the art produced by its sculptors. The city streets are arranged around several large civic structures, which include temples, a theatre, an agora, and two bath complexes. #WorldHeritage #41whc #Turkey #Aphrodisias
Asmara: a Modernist City of Africa, Eritrea
Assumption Cathedral and Monastery of the town-island of Sviyazhsk, Russian Federation
Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura, Germany
Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town, Palestine
Historic City of Ahmadabad, India
Historic City of Yazd, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
The Historic City of Yazd (Islamic Republic of Iran), has been inscribed on the World Heritage List . What do you know about this place? The City of Yazd is located in the middle of the Iranian plateau, 270 kilomtres southeast of Isfahan, close to the Spice and Silk Roads. It bears living testimony to the use of limited resources for survival in the desert. Water is supplied to the city through a qanat system developed to draw underground water. The earthen architecture of Yazd has escaped the modernization that destroyed many traditional earthen towns, retaining its traditional districts, the qanat system, traditional houses, bazars, hammams, mosques, synagogues, Zoroastrian temples and the historic garden of Dolat-abad. #WorldHeritage #41whc #Iran #Yazd #Heritage
Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap, Denmark
Kulangsu: a Historic International Settlement, China
Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges of the Capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo, Angola
Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region, Japan
Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System, Poland
Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura, Cambodia
The English Lake District, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site, Brazil
Venetian Works of Defence between 16th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra – western Stato da Mar, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro
Khomani Cultural Landscape, South Africa
Landscapes of Dauria, Mongolia, Russian Federation
Los Alerces National Park, Argentina
Please meet Los Alerces National Park (Argentina), one of this year's new World Heritage sites. The Los Alerces National park is located in the Andes of northern Patagonia and has a western boundary, which coincides with the Chilean border. Successive glaciations have moulded the landscape in the region creating spectacular features such as moraines, glacial cirques and clear-water lakes. The vegetation is dominated by dense temperate forests, which give way to alpine meadows higher up under the rocky Andean peaks. The property is vital for the protection of some of the last portions of continuous Patagonian Forest in an almost pristine state and is the habitat for a number of endemic and threatened species of flora and fauna. The World Heritage Committee session will continue until 12 July. Check out our account to discover the new sites. #WorldHeritage #41whc #Argentina #Heritage #LosAlerces
Qinghai Hoh Xil, China