UNESCO adds 26 new sites to the World Heritage list

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    The 2012 inscriptions on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list were announced this week with 26 new sites named. The list includes first-time entrants in four countries: Palau, Chad, Congo and Palestine. The full list of new inscriptions is:
    • Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy (Bahrain)
    • Major Mining Sites of Wallonia (Belgium)
    • Rio de Janeiro, Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea (Brazil)
    • The Landscape of Grand-Pré (Canada)
    • Site of Xanadu (China)
    • Historic Town Grand-Bassam (Côte d’Ivoire)
    • Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin (France)
    • Margravial Opera House Bayreuth (Germany)
    • Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy (Indonesia)
    • Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan (Islamic Republic of Iran)
    • Gonbad-e Qābus (Islamic Republic of Iran)
    • Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel : The Nahal Me’arot/Wadi el-Mughara Caves (Israel)
    • Archaelogical Heritage of the Lenggong Valley (Malaysia)
    • Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage (Morocco)
    • Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem (Palestine)
    • Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications (Portugal)
    • Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes (Senegal)
    • Heritage of Mercury Almadén and Idrija (Slovenia/Spain)
    • Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland (Sweden)
    • Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük (Turkey)
    • Lakes of Ounianga (Chad)
    • Sangha Trinational (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo,)
    • Chengjiang Fossil Site (China)
    • Western Ghats (India)
    • Lena Pillars Nature Park (Russian Federation)
    • Rock Islands Southern Lagoon (Palau)
    These sites have also been added to the list on the UNSECO Tracker page of the Wandering Aramean Travel Tools. Now to decide if visiting a site before it was inscribed counts as a visit or not. I have one to include if it does.
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