NEWS
Unesco adds 29 new sites to World Heritage list
POSTED 11 Jul 2019 . BY Andy Knaggs
Bagan, in Myanmar - a sacred landscape featuring art and architecture Credit: Unesco / Department of Archaeology and National Museum
The architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the ruins of Babylon, a migratory bird sanctuary on the coast of the Yellow Sea, and a Prosecco wine production area in northeastern Italy are among 29 new additions to Unesco's World Heritage list this year.

Unesco has been holding its 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan, at which it selects the new World Heritage Sites each year, giving those places selected a chance of better funding and preservation.

Eight buildings designed by celebrated US architect Frank Lloyd Wright are included as one entry. They include the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Fallingwater House in Pennsylvania, and Taliesin in Wisconsin. Wright's concept of "organic architecture", blurring the boundaries between exterior and interior had a strong impact on the development of modern architecture in Europe.

On that continent, Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene is a series of hills with small plots of vines on the edge of narrow terraces (ciglioni). The rugged terrain has been cultivated for centuries, with the use of the ciglioni creating a breathtaking checkerboard landscape.

Babylon's Hanging Gardens have long been celebrated as a wonder of the world, but the city ruins, located 85km from Baghdad, have been refused entry to the list on five successive occasions. It was the capital of one of the most influential empires of the ancient world, and the existence and location of legendary Babylonian monuments such as the Tower of Babel and Ishtar Gate are still the subject of debate today.

The intertidal areas of the Yellow Sea/Gulf of Bohai are of global importance for the gathering of many migratory bird species, and the intertidal mudflat system here is considered to be the largest in the world. These mudflats, as well as marshes and shoals, serve as growth areas for many species of fish and crustaceans, while large gatherings of birds, including some of the world's most endangered species, depend on the coastline as a stopover to moult, rest, winter or nest.

With these 29 new sites there are now more than 1,100 locations on the Unesco list, spread across 167 countries.

The 29 new sites are:

Ancient ferrous metallurgy sites of Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso
Archaeological ruins of Liangzhu City, China
Babylon, Iraq
Bagan, Myanmar
Budj Bim cultural landscape, Australia
Churches of the Pskov School of Architecture, Russia
Dilmun Burial Mounds, Bahrain
Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region, Czechia and Germany
French Austral Lands and Seas, France
Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan's Palace, Azerbaijan
Hyrcanian Forests, Iran
Jaipur City, India
Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK
Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region, Poland
Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem, Czechia
Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene, Italy
Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang – Plain of Jars, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I), China
Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan, Japan
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto, Indonesia
Paraty and Ilha Grande – Culture and Biodiversity, Brazil
Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape, Spain
Royal Building of Mafra – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada), Portugal
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga, Portugal
Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies, Republic of Korea
The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, The USA
Vatnajökull National Park - dynamic nature of fire and ice, Iceland
Water Management System of Augsburg, Germany
Writing-on-Stone, Áísínai’pi, Canada
The Milky Way seen over the Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Credit: Unesco / Nacho Gonzalez
The Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, UK Credit: Unesco / Anthony Holloway
View of rotunda and skylight from the ground floor at the Guggenheim Museum Credit: Unesco / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland Credit: Unesco / Thorvardur Arnason
The migratory bird sanctuary at Yellow Sea/Bohai Gulf of China Credit: Unesco / Yancheng Broadcasting Television
Stunning scenery in the Prosecco growing area of northeastern Italy Credit: Unesco / Consorzio Tutela del Vino Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg
 


CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - Unesco adds 29 new sites to World Heritage list...
16 Nov 2019 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

11 Jul 2019

Unesco adds 29 new sites to World Heritage list
BY Andy Knaggs

Bagan, in Myanmar - a sacred landscape featuring art and architecture

Bagan, in Myanmar - a sacred landscape featuring art and architecture
photo: Unesco / Department of Archaeology and National Museum

The architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the ruins of Babylon, a migratory bird sanctuary on the coast of the Yellow Sea, and a Prosecco wine production area in northeastern Italy are among 29 new additions to Unesco's World Heritage list this year.

Unesco has been holding its 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan, at which it selects the new World Heritage Sites each year, giving those places selected a chance of better funding and preservation.

Eight buildings designed by celebrated US architect Frank Lloyd Wright are included as one entry. They include the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Fallingwater House in Pennsylvania, and Taliesin in Wisconsin. Wright's concept of "organic architecture", blurring the boundaries between exterior and interior had a strong impact on the development of modern architecture in Europe.

On that continent, Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene is a series of hills with small plots of vines on the edge of narrow terraces (ciglioni). The rugged terrain has been cultivated for centuries, with the use of the ciglioni creating a breathtaking checkerboard landscape.

Babylon's Hanging Gardens have long been celebrated as a wonder of the world, but the city ruins, located 85km from Baghdad, have been refused entry to the list on five successive occasions. It was the capital of one of the most influential empires of the ancient world, and the existence and location of legendary Babylonian monuments such as the Tower of Babel and Ishtar Gate are still the subject of debate today.

The intertidal areas of the Yellow Sea/Gulf of Bohai are of global importance for the gathering of many migratory bird species, and the intertidal mudflat system here is considered to be the largest in the world. These mudflats, as well as marshes and shoals, serve as growth areas for many species of fish and crustaceans, while large gatherings of birds, including some of the world's most endangered species, depend on the coastline as a stopover to moult, rest, winter or nest.

With these 29 new sites there are now more than 1,100 locations on the Unesco list, spread across 167 countries.

The 29 new sites are:

Ancient ferrous metallurgy sites of Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso
Archaeological ruins of Liangzhu City, China
Babylon, Iraq
Bagan, Myanmar
Budj Bim cultural landscape, Australia
Churches of the Pskov School of Architecture, Russia
Dilmun Burial Mounds, Bahrain
Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region, Czechia and Germany
French Austral Lands and Seas, France
Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan's Palace, Azerbaijan
Hyrcanian Forests, Iran
Jaipur City, India
Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK
Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region, Poland
Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem, Czechia
Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene, Italy
Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang – Plain of Jars, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I), China
Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan, Japan
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto, Indonesia
Paraty and Ilha Grande – Culture and Biodiversity, Brazil
Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape, Spain
Royal Building of Mafra – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada), Portugal
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga, Portugal
Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies, Republic of Korea
The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, The USA
Vatnajökull National Park - dynamic nature of fire and ice, Iceland
Water Management System of Augsburg, Germany
Writing-on-Stone, Áísínai’pi, Canada



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
V&A appoints Gus Casely-Hayford as first director of V&A East
V&A appoints Gus Casely-Hayford as first director of V&A East   15 Nov 2019

Gus Casely-Hayford, the British curator, cultural historian, broadcaster and lecturer, has been named as the inaugural director of V&A East – the .... more>>
Biologique Recherche to accelerate international growth with strategic plan
Biologique Recherche to accelerate international growth with strategic plan   15 Nov 2019

Biologique Recherche plans to expand its global reach as part of a "new phase for the business". The French skincare brand’s current owners and .... more>>
Chiva-Som reopens after Designrealization renovation and announces new Qatar site
Chiva-Som reopens after Designrealization renovation and announces new Qatar site   15 Nov 2019

The celebrated Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, has reopened after the most recent phase of a five-year renovation that has .... more>>
BOGL's masterplan relocates main square to reconnect town to the sea
BOGL's masterplan relocates main square to reconnect town to the sea   15 Nov 2019

Danish architects BOGL have won a design competition to redevelop central parts of Tananger, Norway, with a masterplan that will relocate its main .... more>>
Planet Fitness to begin operations in Australia
Planet Fitness to begin operations in Australia   15 Nov 2019

Franchised operator Planet Fitness has unveiled plans to expand its footprint into Australia. The first sites will be located in Tuggerah and .... more>>
Kyricos receives second industry award
Kyricos receives second industry award   15 Nov 2019

Mia Kyricos, senior vice president and global head of wellbeing for Hyatt, has received a second award in as many months recognising her contributions .... more>>
Company profile


TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

How to grow your spa business by 44%*

How to grow your spa business by 44%*

Treatwell interviews two leading spas that have significantly grown their business online. More>>




in this issue

• Access to leisure for all NHS patients
• Westminster 'must focus on inactivity'
• £20m Silverstone Experience opens



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Swim School Supervisor
Salary: Up to £21,074 per annum (20 hours a weeks pro rat
Location: Stoke Newington, London, UK
Company: GLL
Swim School Supervisor
Salary: Up to £21,074 per annum (20 hours a weeks pro rat
Location: Stoke Newington, London, UK
Company: GLL
Cleaner
Salary: £17,364 - £17,711 pro rata
Location: Amesbury, Salisbury, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




18-19 Nov 2019

European Health Prevention Day

Chamber of Commerce (IHK) , Wiesbaden, Germany



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Editor’s letter: Mental health
Liz Terry shares her thoughts More>>
  Arts & Culture: The show must go on
When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Interview: Tony Butler
Derby Museums Trust executive director delivers social justice in museums More>>
  Thermal Spa: Taking the waters
Magali Robathan met the key people behind the Gainsborough Bath Spa More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd