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Iran’s Hyrcanian Forests added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Iran’s Hyrcanian Forests added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Tehran: The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voted to add Iran’s Hyrcanian forests to its list of World Heritage Sites. The announcement was made by UNESCO in the Azeri capital Baku where the World Heritage Committee has been holding its meeting. “The floristic biodiversity of the broad-leaved forests that date back 25 […]

Ancient city of Babylon designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ancient city of Babylon designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Babylon, the capital of ancient Babylonian empire and a unique testimony to one of the most influential empires of the ancient world, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC) announced on July 6 in a meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, that “Babylon, an ancient city near the capital, Hilla, […]

‘Seowon of Korea’ designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

‘Seowon of Korea’ designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

A selection of nine South Korean Neo-Confucian academies that promoted learning, veneration of scholars and interaction with the environment, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. “This site, located in central and southern parts of the Republic of Korea, comprises nine seowon, representing a type of Neo-Confucian academy of the Joseon dynasty (15th – […]

UNESCO adds Bahrain’s Dilmun Burial Mounds to World Heritage list

UNESCO adds Bahrain’s Dilmun Burial Mounds to World Heritage list

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has inscribed Bahrain’s Dilmun Burial Mounds on the World Heritage list. The decision was made during the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Dilmun Burial Mounds is Bahrain’s third site to be designated on the World Heritage list, following Ancient Qalat Al […]

Moonlit nocturnal stroll at UNESCO-recognized royal palace in Seoul

Moonlit nocturnal stroll at UNESCO-recognized royal palace in Seoul

A nocturnal stroll under a full moon at Changdeok Palace, the only UNESCO-recognized royal palace of the five from Korea’s last kingdom of Joseon, provides the kind of experience a Joseon king would have savored in the lavish palatial compound. The royal palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, usually opens itself up to nighttime visitors […]

9 Korean Confucian academies recommended for UNESCO World Heritage list

9 Korean Confucian academies recommended for UNESCO World Heritage list

Nine South Korean Confucian academies have been recommended for addition to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said Tuesday. According to CHA, UNESCO’s International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an advisory group to UNESCO, suggested nine “Seowon,” or Korean neo-Confucian academies, be listed. The final decision will be made at […]

China’s Xi’an builds modernity while preserving historical legacy

China’s Xi’an builds modernity while preserving historical legacy

The city of Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, which enjoys a long history and served as the capital for 13 dynasties, has made effective exploration in building modernity while preserving historical legacy. A recent piece of news announced by Shaanxi’s cultural relic authority triggered nationwide attention, that a ruin of ancient capital dating […]

‘Ssireum’ listed as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage

‘Ssireum’ listed as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage

“Ssireum,” Korean traditional wrestling, successfully made its way onto the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, Monday, through the first-ever joint bid by North and South Korea. The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) announced that the two Koreas’ bid to inscribe ssireum on the list was accepted during the 13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the […]

Jordan nominates a sixth location on UNESCO’s world heritage list

Jordan nominates a sixth location on UNESCO’s world heritage list

Al-Salt is expected to be the latest addition to Jordan’s list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. El-Salt which is located 30 kilometers north the Jordanian capital, Amman, is going to be nominated during UNESCO’s meeting in Paris to celebrate Jordan’s Baptism Site that was recently inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, to become the fifth […]

UNESCO adds 26 new sites on World Heritage List

UNESCO adds 26 new sites on World Heritage List

PARIS, July 2 (Xinhua) — A total of 26 new sites have been inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List this year, with Russia’s Lena Pillars Nature Park being the last to join in on Monday, the Paris-based UNESCO said in a statement. The inscriptions were approved during the 36th session of the UNESCO World […]

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