UNESCO add 24 new World Heritage Sites

UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) aim to highlight and protect locations with a historical or cultural legacy, ensuring they are protected and preserved for future generations.

Ancient ruins in Ephesus Turkey
Ancient Ruins in Ephesus Turkey

Recently, they have added to their growing list of sites by adding 24 more amazing locations to their worldwide list;
1. Aqueduct of Padre in Mexico

2. Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale in Italy

3. Baekje Historic Areas in Korea

4. Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas) in Jordan

5. Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars in France

6. Christiansfeld in Denmark

7. Climats, terroirs of Burgundy in France

8. Cultural Landscape of Maymand in Iran

9. Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens in Turkey

10. Ephesus in Turkey

11. Fray Bentos Cultural-Industrial Landscape in Uruguay

12. Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain in Mongolia

13. Necropolis of Bet She’arim in Israel

14. Rjukan–Notodden Industrial Heritage Site in Norway

15. Rock Art in the Hail Region in Saudi Arabia

16. San Antonio Missions in USA

17. Singapore Botanical Gardens in Singapore

18. Sites of the Meiji Industrial Revolution in Japan

19. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus in Germany

20. Susa in Iran

21. The Forth Bridge in the UK

22. The par force hunting landscape, North Zealand in Denmark

23. Tusi Sites in China

24. Blue & John Crow Mountains in Jamaica
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