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Monday, July 20, 2015


This year, the Forth (Rail) Bridge in Scotland was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.  Competed March 4, 1890, the three double cantilever towers connected Edinburgh with Dundee and Aberdeen by rail.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) added 24 more sites to its worldwide collection of the world’s most important cultural and natural wonders—from the watery coasts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the top of the Pyramids of Giza.

The list now includes 1,031 different sites, located in 163 countries.

The Newest 24.
--Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System: Mexico
--Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale: Italy
--Alamo, USA
-- Blue and John Crow Mountains: Jamaica
--Baekje Historic Areas: Republic of Korea
--Champagne region, France
--Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement: Denmark
--Climats, terroirs of Burgundy: France
--Cultural Landscape of Maymand: Iran
--Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape: Turkey
--Ephesus, Turkey
--Fray Bentos Cultural-Industrial Landscape: Uruguay
--Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain, Mongolia
-- Hashima Island
--Jesus baptism site along east bank of Jordan River
--Rjukan–Notodden Industrial Heritage Site: Norway
-- Necropolis of Bet She’arim, Israel
--Rock Art in the Hail Region: Saudi Arabia
--Singapore Botanical Gardens: Singapore
--Susa: Iran
--Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus: Germany
--Tusi Sites: China
--The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand: Denmark
--The Forth Bridge: Scotland


World Heritage Sites:
There are 1031 sites worldwide.
For a list go to:

Photo gallery of new sites:

Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System: Mexico
Botanical Gardens in Singapore
Turkey's Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape
Champagne Regional Cellars of France
Blue and John Crow Mountains of Jamaica

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