Languages Arabic, English, French, Russian, and Spanish Inthe government of Egypt decided to build the new Aswan High Damwhose resulting future reservoir would eventually inundate a large stretch of the Nile valley containing cultural treasures of ancient Egypt and ancient Nubia.
Hoxter, Germany The Westwork part of the Imperial Abbey of Corvey dates back to the Carolingian era, a period of medieval rule by the Franks during the ninth century.
Reconstructed on its current site seven years later, the monastery later became home to a mint and occupied an important economic and cultural spot along the Hellweg, the medieval trading routes through what is now Germany.
During the Reformation, the abbey remained Catholic on the border of the Protestant Brunswick state and, many years later, was secularized under Napoleon.
The area stretches for almost 10 miles and parts of the white chalk cliff date back 72 million years. But the real attraction of this site is the thin layer of dark clay behind the white chalky exterior—evidence of the Chicxulub meteorite that hit the Earth roughly 65 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous Period, wiping out nearly half of all life on the planet and perhaps most notably, the dinosaur population.
Remnants of an ash cloud can be seen in this area, as the point of impact was thousands of miles away off the coast of Mexico. The bryozoa chalk that makes up the cliff is highly shock resistant, even to nuclear weapons, ensuring that the cliff has been well preserved over millions of years.
The stepwell was built to look like an inverted temple, with seven levels descending downward and culminating in a pool at the bottom.
The intricate carvings along the walls of the stepwell and the nearly 2, statues demonstrate incredible craftsmanship and are emblematic of the Maru-Gurjara style. Botswana The inland delta in northwestern Botswana has long been a popular safari destination, and its unique geographic features make it an immensely important ecological site.
The Okavango Delta is home to countless animal species species of birds alone inhabit the area and it is one of the few remaining places where the endangered African Wild Dog can still be seen in abundance. Five distinct ethnic groups also occupy the Delta, nearly all of which still practice traditional subsistence farming, hunting, and fishing lifestyles.
Though now flooded most of the year, these caves were once inhabited by humans during prehistoric times, and excavations in the area have revealed evidence of human presence dating back as far as 20, B.
The earliest construction on Namhansanseong began in when a fortress was erected on the side of Namhan Mountain as a means of defense against the Chinese.
The building was maintained by successive rulers for hundreds of years until it was greatly expanded in the 17th century in anticipation of Manchu invasions.
During this time, it was used as a temporary capital by the Joseon Dynasty who ruled the area for five centuries while the region was under attack.
Ancient architectural techniques, as well as modern modifications developed in response to the introduction of gunpowder, can be seen in this stunning structure. Piedmont, Italy Located in northern Italy near the French border, the vineyard landscape of Piedmont not only produces world-class wines, but is also the seat of important Italian history.
In addition to five distinct wine growing regions, the Castle of Cavour, dating back to the 13th century, has also been included under the UNESCO listing. The development of important winegrowing processes and the presence of vine pollen from the fifth century B. Monferrato was a key holding of the Holy Roman Empire during the 16th century before it came under the control of the Duchy of Savoy in the early 18th century.
In addition to its internationally renowned wines, the Langhe region is also known for its white truffles.24 rows · The United States of America ratified the convention on December 7, , making its . Dec 17, · World Heritage site, any of various areas or objects inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage List.
The sites are designated as having “outstanding universal value” under the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
Established in , Article of the UNESCO convention instituted the List of World Heritage in Danger to recognize sites in need of protection from a wide range of threats, including.
Complete List Currently the list features sites covering countries.
It's an impressive list of nominees for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They include the ancient city of Qalha in Oman, Naumburg Cathedral in Germany and Pimachiowin Aki in . UNESCO World Heritage Sites were created in by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). They began designating important sites around the globe as part of an effort to preserve the world’s cultural and natural heritage. Established in , Article of the UNESCO convention instituted the List of World Heritage in Danger to recognize sites in need of protection from a wide range of threats, including.
This is the complete and up-to-date World Heritage List, ordered by country and followed by the number of locations and the year of inscription. Kakadu National Park, one of the first sites in Australia to be chosen as a World Heritage Site. A total of 19 places in Australia have been chosen as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO,  the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has added 19 new locations to its list of World Heritage Sites.