Sunday, June 23, 2013

New Inscribed Properties in UNESCO list

 After the meeting at its 37th session, held in Cambodia, the World Heritage Committee added 19 sites to the World Heritage List:

    Al Zubarah Archaeological Site - Qatar
    Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora - Ukraine
    Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe - Germany
    Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces - China
    Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration - Japan
    Golestan Palace - Iran
    Hill Forts of Rajasthan - India
    Historic Centre of Agadez - Niger
    Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong - North Korea
    Levuka Historical Port Town - Fiji
    Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany - Italy
    Red Bay Basque Whaling Station - Canada
    University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia - Portugal
    Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region - Poland and Ukraine
    El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve - Mexico
    Mount Etna - Italy
    Namib Sand Sea - Namibia
    Tajik National Park (Mountains of the Pamirs) - Tajikistan
    Xinjiang Tianshan - China
    Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines - Poland
    Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest - Kenya
    Maloti Drakensberg Tranboundary World Heritage Site - Lesotho and South Africa

 I've just updated the list with this new sites - it now totals 981 sites, including 759 cultural, 193 natural and 29 mixed properties in 160 States Parties.
 As for my collection, I have at the moment 76 postcards from 60 of 981 sites, meaning 6,12% done!... I'm almost there! :)

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