Ahmedabad, Okinoshima, Lake District, among new Unesco World Heritage Sites

The 600-year-old walled city of Ahmedabad has been... more

Japan’s men-only Okinoshima island became a Unesco World Heritage site. (Above) a Shinto priest holding a ritual ceremony at Okitsugu shrine of the Munakata Taisha in Okinoshima island. AFP
1/8Japan’s men-only Okinoshima island became a Unesco World Heritage site. (Above) a Shinto priest holding a ritual ceremony at Okitsugu shrine of the Munakata Taisha in Okinoshima island. AFP
Sambor Prei Kuk temple, an archaeological site of Ancient Ishanapura, in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia, has been added to Unesco’s world heritage list. Reuters.
2/8Sambor Prei Kuk temple, an archaeological site of Ancient Ishanapura, in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia, has been added to Unesco’s world heritage list. Reuters.
Hebron’s Old City in the occupied West Bank, which is home to more than 200,000 Palestinians and a few hundred Israeli settlers, has been declared as an endangered world heritage site. AFP
3/8Hebron’s Old City in the occupied West Bank, which is home to more than 200,000 Palestinians and a few hundred Israeli settlers, has been declared as an endangered world heritage site. AFP
(Above) The Cinema Impero in the Eritrea capital city Asmara. Asmara became the world’s first modernist city to be designated in its entirety as a Unesco World Heritage site. AP.
4/8(Above) The Cinema Impero in the Eritrea capital city Asmara. Asmara became the world’s first modernist city to be designated in its entirety as a Unesco World Heritage site. AP.
Lake District, muse for artists from William Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter, has been named Britain’s 31st World heritage site. AFP
5/8Lake District, muse for artists from William Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter, has been named Britain’s 31st World heritage site. AFP
The Valongo wharf in Rio de Janeiro where slaves from Africa first arrived in Brazil has been awarded world heritage status. AFP
6/8The Valongo wharf in Rio de Janeiro where slaves from Africa first arrived in Brazil has been awarded world heritage status. AFP
The 600-year-old walled city of Ahmedabad has been declared as a world heritage city, the first Indian city to make it to the list. AFP
7/8The 600-year-old walled city of Ahmedabad has been declared as a world heritage city, the first Indian city to make it to the list. AFP
Los Alerces National Park in the Patagonian province of Chubut, Argentina has been included on the list of World Heritage Sites. AFP
8/8Los Alerces National Park in the Patagonian province of Chubut, Argentina has been included on the list of World Heritage Sites. AFP
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