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24 New World Heritage Sites
Jul 13, 2015

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee in its annual meeting in Bonn, Germany, inscribed 24 new sites into the World Heritage List. 

1. Necropolis of Bet She’arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal, Israel

2. Rjukan–Notodden Industrial Heritage Site, Norway

3. Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia

4. San Antonio Missions, US

5. Singapore Botanical Gardens

6. Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining 

7. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus, Germany

8. Susa archaeological mounds, Iran

9. The Forth Bridge, Scotland

10. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand, Denmark

11. Tusi Sites, China

12. Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica

13. Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System, Mexico

14. Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale, Italy

15. Baekje Historic Areas, South Korea

16. Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas), Jordan

17. Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars, France

18. Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement, Norway

19. Climats, terroirs of Burgundy, France

20. Cultural Landscape of Maymand, Iran

21. Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape, Turkey 

22. Ephesus, Turkey

23. Fray Bentos Cultural-Industrial Landscape, Uruguay

24. Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its sacred landscape, Mongolia

Out of the 36 sites that were examined this year, 24 sites were granted world heritage status for their ‘outstanding universal value’, increasing the total number of world heritage sites to 1,031.


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