Saturday, July 09, 2011

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 important for their natural or cultural significance.

The World Heritage List now numbers 936 properties: 183 natural sites; 725 cultural; and 28 mixed.

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