People walk on the dunes in the Khomani cultural landscape to visit an ancestral burial site in South Africa. Obed Zilwa/AP

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

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".

Gil Cohen-Magen

Full list of UNESCO's newest sites:

Aphrodisias, Turkey

Asmara: a Modernist City of Africa, Eritrea

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

Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura, Germany

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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

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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

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Qinghai Hoh Xil, China

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