New World Heritage Sites since 2018

Get to know the list of new sites that since 2018 are already World Heritage Sites, a list in which the name of Medina Azahara stands out.

At the beginning of July, the Unesco announced the list of sites that from this year 2018 become part of World Heritage. We are going to know the thirteen new sites on the list within what is cultural heritage, except for the three mixed sites and the three natural sites that have finally made up the nineteen new additions to the list of World Heritage Sites.

Medina Azahara (Cordoba, Spain)

As it could not be otherwise, we begin the list with the caliphal city of medina azaharain Cordovaa town that already adds four statements in the World Heritage Site. This archaeological complex dates from the 10th century and construction began by order of Abderhraman IIIwho with such a work wanted to show the power and superiority of the Umayyad dynasty.

Inuit Glacier and Sea Hunting Grounds (Denmark)

With the name of Aasivissuit Nipisat It is known to a natural environment found in Greenland and in which it has developed inuit culturewhat we normally miscall Eskimos, for some time more than four thousand years. These territories are of great historical and cultural value and that is why they have earned this declaration of World Heritage.

Al Ahsa Oasis (Saudi Arabia)

Its about largest oasis in the worldwith more than two and a half million date palms, canals, wells, gardens… Located a few kilometers from the Persian Gulf, Al Ahsa also has archaeological remains that show the presence of man from the Neolithicand other remains that show the cultural evolution of the inhabitants of the region up to the present day.

Hedeby and Danevirke (Germany)

Hedeby is a ancient viking city in Germany and the Danevirke is the defensive fortification that protected the borders. Although the remains of these places with more than a thousand years of history cannot be seen with the naked eye, they have actually been included in the list of World Heritage Sites in pursuit of Preservation of the area in which they are located.

Ancient city of Qalhat (Oman)

Qalhat are the remains of a old walled city which is located on the east coast of Oman, remains among which are walls and several necropolises. This city had its heyday between the 11th and 15th centuries when it was a major sea port in which the commercial exchange between several different cultures occurred.

Gobleki Tepe (Turkey)

15 kilometers from the city of Sanliurfa, in Turkey’s Anatolian region, is Gobleki Tepe, a megalithic sanctuary composed mainly of monoliths and whose discovery, and what is still being learned from it, was most important. Not in vain, we talk about the place of a religious nature oldest in the worldwith more than eleven thousand years behind them.

Underground Christian sites in the Nagasaki region (Japan)

In the 16th century, the first Christian settlers arrived in Japan and settled in the region of nagasaki in the vain attempt to propagate this religion in the country. of those times remain a set of twelve placesmostly villages, which were hidden for many years and that today together receive the recognition of Patrimony of the Humanity.

Ivrea (Italy)

Italy, full of historical places within the World Heritage Site, will have a new place that is very different from the usual since 2018: the industrial city of Ivrea. Located within the Piedmont region, the project of this industrial city that was developed throughout the 20th century emerged from the Olivetti company.

The Naumburg Cathedral, in Germany, is already a World Heritage Site

Naumburg Cathedral

Dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paulthe cathedral of the German city of Naumburg, in the Saxony-Anhalt region, is one of the most outstanding works of medieval art. Its construction began at the beginning of the 11th century, and its architectural style marks the transition between late Romanesque and early Gothic.

Buddhist monasteries in the mountains of Korea

UNESCO includes on its World Heritage list seven of the sansaname given to buddhist monasteries what is in the Korean mountains. Although most of them are more than a thousand years old, these sacred places are perfectly preserved and are even in use today.

Fars Region (Iran)

Under the name of the Fars Region, within Iran, it has included numerous archaeological sites that by themselves already deserve to be on the list of World Heritage Sites. Distributed by three areas of this region are remains of palaces and fortifications belonging to the Sasanian era.

Thimlich Ohinga (Kenya)

UNESCO has wanted to review the traditional kenyan architecture and that is why this archaeological site of Thimlich Ohinga has been included, where you can see stone constructions, highlighting the walls surrounding the complex. It is very close to Lake Victoria and very close to the border with Tanzania.

Mumbai Art Deco Victorian Revival Ensemble

In the city of Mumbai, on the west coast of India, during colonial times a series of buildings, within a large modernization project of this port city. that style set Victorian Gothic Revival Y art deco that make up these buildings is what has been declared a World Heritage Site.

Via | Unesco
Photo 1 | Flickr – Jocelyn Erskine Kellie
Photo 2 | Wikimedia Commons – Ji Elle
Photo 3 | Flickr–Glen Bowman

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