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7 Medieval Sites added to the UNESCO World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has added seven more sites dating from the Middle Ages to its World Heritage List. The committee met earlier this week in Bahrain, where they inscribed 19 sites in total.

Four medieval sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Medieval sites in Europe, Asia and the Pacific have been added to the World Heritage List this week, as part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Meetings, which have been taking place in Istanbul.

UNESCO adds medieval sites to World Heritage List

Medieval sites in Sicily, Korea and Turkey were among those selected to be added to UNESCO World Heritage list this week. During meetings held at Bonn, Germany, over 20 sites from around the world were added to the list, which now stands at over 1,000 landmarks and areas.

Seven Medieval sites added to the UNESCO World Heritage List

The sites were added during a meeting of the World Heritage Committee, which was held last month in Doha, Qatar.

Medieval Sites in Italy, Syria, Turkey and Vietnam added to World Heritage List

Twenty-five sites were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List last month, including four which date from the Middle Ages. The 35th session of the World Heritage Committee was held last month in Paris, where 25 of the 35 proposed sites received final approval to be included on the List, which marks places that are particularly […]

British medieval records award special status by UNESCO

Twenty items have been selected from the UK’s libraries, archives and museums to represent the outstanding heritage of the United Kingdom, including several that date back to the Middle Ages. They new items listed in the UK Memory of the World Register include the Cura Pastoralis of Gregory, the Gough Map, Wakefield Court Rolls, Winchester […]

Contested Identities: The Dissonant Heritage of European Town Walls and Walled Towns

Contested Identities: The Dissonant Heritage of European Town Walls and Walled Towns By David Bruce and Oliver Creighton International Journal of Heritage Studies, Volume 12, Issue 3 (2006 ) Abstract: As well as exerting an enduring influence on townscapes, town walls have always played a critical role in shaping the identities and images of the […]

New World Heritage Sites include medieval Albi, Tabriz

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), which has been meeting for the last several days in Brazil, has named over two dozen new sites to the World Heritage List, including several that date back to the medieval era. Those named to the World Heritage List include: Albi, France: […]

Religious Destination: Santiago de Compostela

The pilgrimage route with World Heritage status starts in France, and stretches for more than 800 kilometers in Spain.

The Maze City: the Fez Medina

Fez in Morocco has fortified by walls 8 kilometres long.

The Songs of the Gondolas: Venice and its Lagoon

The beauty of Venice is unrivalled. Cruising along the canals, the passing buildings reveal stories of the past.

Ethiopian Pilgrimage: The Rock Churches of Lalibela

The Christian monarch had a dream. God spoke to him: Build churches of rock this will be a New Jerusalem.

The White Fortress: Himeji-jo

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Angkor, Cambodia

The Angkor Dynasty flourished here between the 9th and 15th centuries. It ruled a vast territory, and hundreds of stone buildings remain its legacy.

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