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

Other sites located in Poland, Russia, French Polynesia, United Kingdom and Germany where added to the list

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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.
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

In this undated photo provided by UNESCO, the Cinema Impero in the Eritrea capital city Asmara, which formed part of the country's application to be named a UNESCO World Heritage city. Eritrean officials on Saturday July 8, 2017, claimed "victory" after the UNESCO World Heritage Committee unanimously decided to put the African nation's capital city of Asmara onto the World Heritage list, citing 19th and early 20th century modernist architecture, designed by colonial-era Italian architects and immersed in an African highland environment.
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

The June 27, 2017 photo shows a general view of the 'Hohle Fels' caves in Blaubeuren, Germany. Art dating to the Ice Age was found in the caves. Art dating to the Ice Age was found in the caves. wo sites with cultural treasures separated by more than 40,000 years - caves with art dating to the Ice Age, and buildings designed by a Bauhaus master less than 100 years ago - highlight submissions from Germany being considered as World Heritage Sites by the UNג€™s cultural agency, UNESCO.
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

This September 30, 2016 picture shows a view of Okinoshima island, some 60 kilometres from Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture.
Okinoshima island, some 60 kilometres from Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan.Credit: STR/AFP

TaputaputeaFrance

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

A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk, or "the temple in the richness of the forest" an archaeological site of ancient Ishanapura, a UNESCO world heritage site, in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia July 15, 2017. Picture taken July 15, 2017.
"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 after it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 10, 2017.
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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