UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee met in Azerbaijan to add sites in the US, Canada, Iraq, the UK, Myanmar, Brazil, and beyond.
UNESCO has added 29 sites to its list of World Heritage sites around the world, from iconic American architecture, to an ancient city in Iraq, to some of the world’s most stunning natural areas.
Sites are recognized for their cultural or historic significance, and gain new protections once they are added to the list.
The World Heritage Committee announced the new sites at a meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, this week. The list already included world-famous sites like the Grand Canyon and India’s Taj Mahal.
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This newest World Heritage List includes sites of cultural importance, such as architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s work, and natural wonders, such as Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland.From the ruins of ancient Babylon in Iraq to the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright to the Prosecco region of northeast Italy, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee added 29 new cultural and natural sites to its World Heritage List at its annual meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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