Tuesday, May 12, 2015

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Which Contain Earthworks or Monumental Architecture*


"The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity."

"Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on
 to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both 
irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration."


UNESCO World Heritage Site:
Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza, Mexico.
Image Courtesy of M & G Therin-Weise
and UNESCO World Heritage.

Americas

UNESCO World Heritage Site:
Complex of Koguryo Tombs, Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Image Courtesy of Geoff Steven and UNESCO World Heritage.

Asia


UNESCO World Heritage Site:
Image Courtesy of Ron Van Oers and UNESCO World Heritage.

Middle East


UNESCO World Heritage Site Stone Circles of Senegambia, Gambia. Image Courtesy of UNESCO World Heritage.
UNESCO World Heritage Site:
Image Courtesy of UNESCO World Heritage.



Africa







UNESCO World Heritage Site:  Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.   Image Courtesy of Megumi Takimoto and UNESCO World Heritage.
UNESCO World Heritage Site:
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites,
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Image Courtesy of Megumi Takimoto and UNESCO World Heritage.
Europe
*This list is not comprehensive and does not include any tentative nominations.
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