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27 new UNESCO World Heritage sites

Monday July 14, 2008 at 10:10 PM | 5 Comments

 

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On July 8 in Quebec City, Canada, UNESCO, (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) announced 27 new additions to the organization’s list of cultural and natural heritage sites. Formed in 1945, 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.”

 

"Preach  Vihear temple"

900-year-old Preah Vihear temple on Cambodian border

 

New UNESCO Cultural Sites:

Four countries- Papua New Guinea, San Marino, Saudi Arabia and Vanuatu- are new to the list.  Have you been to any UNESCO World Heritage sites? What are your favorite UNESCO sites?