Beyond Hebron: The Full List of UNESCO's 21 New Heritage Sites

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FILE -- In this Jan. 23, 1999 file photo, San people walk on the dunes in the Khomani cultural landscape to visit an ancestral burial site. Africa has several new sites on the United Nations world heritage list, including the Eritrean capital of Asmara, an old royal capital in Angola and a desert area in South Africa that was inhabited during the Stone Age,
People walk on the dunes in the Khomani cultural landscape to visit an ancestral burial site in South Africa.Credit: Obed Zilwa/AP

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".

Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron.Credit: Gil Cohen-Magen

Full list of UNESCO's newest sites:

Aphrodisias, Turkey

Asmara: a Modernist City of Africa, Eritrea

The Cinema Impero in the Eritrea capital city Asmara.Credit: Edward Dension/AP

Assumption Cathedral and Monastery of the town-island of Sviyazhsk, Russian Federation

Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura, Germany

General view of the 'Hohle Fels' caves in Blaubeuren, Germany.Credit: Matthias Schrader/AP

Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town, Palestine

Historic City of Ahmadabad, India

Historic City of Yazd, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

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

Okinoshima island, some 60 kilometres from Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan.Credit: STR/AFP


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 temple in the richness of the forest", in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. Credit: SAMRANG PRING/REUTERS

The English Lake District, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site, Brazil

Valongo Wharf in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP

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

Qinghai Hoh Xil, China

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