New UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Pictures: Part 1

New UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Pictures: Part 1
The American Bay in Crozet archipelago, Photo Credit: © Antoine Dervaux

Take a look at the 15 of the 29 new sites added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Precious Kamei
July 16 , 2019
06 Min Read

They are of "outstanding universal value", these sites that have made it to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Unesco's World Heritage Committee, for it's 43rd meet, met in Baku, Azerbaijan and gave us 29 new sites. Here are, in pictures, 15 of these "new" old sites that have stood the test of time.

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Lake Condah near Budj Bim in AustraliaBudj Bim Cultural Landscape in Australia
The site, created by the indigenous community of Gunditjmara in Australia, some 6,600 years ago, is one of the world's oldest freshwater aquaculture systems. Budj Bim continues to be a popular site for eel trapping.

View of the inner courtyard, the Palace of Sheki KhansHistoric Centre of Sheki with the Khan's Palace in Azerbaijan
The erstwhile summer residence, the Palace of Sheki Khans in Sheki, Azerbaijan, was built in 1797 by Muhammed Hasan Khan and is a fine example of luxurious Persian architecture. The palace is said to be constructed without out a single nail.

Dilmun Burial Mounds in Bahrain

Close-up of a burial mound in BahrainDilmun Burial Mounds in Bahrain
The site dates back to 2nd millenium BCE and consists of 11,774 burial mounds. The site plays an important part in understanding the ancient Dilmund civilisation.

Paraty is one of the first cities in Brazil where the portuguese left their finger prints in the archtecture of the city

Lagoa Azul (Blue Lagoon) in Ilha GrandeParaty and Ilha Grande (Culture and Biodiversity) in Brazil
Paraty is stunning and is one of the most important Portuguese colonies. The narrow cobblestone streets make for a pleasant walk around town. Ilha Grande, an erstwhile site for a maximum-security prison, is now a popular tourist destination. Visit Ilha Grande for its pristine beaches.

Tiwêga furnace, near KayaAncient ferrous metallurgy sites in Burkina Faso
These sites dates back to the 8th century BCE and has made it to the list for being the oldest when it comes to iron production in Burkina Faso.

Rock art panelsWriting-on-Stone/Áísínai'pi in Canada
The Milk River Valley is where this site is and is one of the most important traditions of the Blackfoot people. This site consist of rocks with Blackfoot (Siksikáíítsitapi) engravings and paintings that dates back to 1800 BCE.

Aerial view of Liangzhu Archaeological siteArchaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City in China
The ruins of the ancient Liangzhu City is located in the Yangtze River Basin and dates back to about 3300-2300 BCE. It's an important site to understand the early urban civilisation.

An aerial view of the Bohai GulfMigratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China, Phase I in China
The site is made up of the world's largest intertidal mudflat system and it's important because of the large gathering of migratory bird species, even some of the world's most endangered ones.

Františkov farmsteadLandscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem in Czech Republic
Kladruber horses were used in ceremonies by the Hansburg imperial court. The imperial stud farm, dating back to 1579, is now one of the best and leading horse-breeding institutions in Europe.

Reichtroster cavity of the Tiefen-Bünau-StollnErzgebirge Mining Region shared by both Czech Republic and Germany
The mining region dates back to the Middle Ages and was one of the most important source of silver ore in Europe. The region has 800 years of mining history with tin and uranium, along with silver, the region's popular produce.

Japanese Garden in Crozet ArchipelagoFrench Austral Lands and Seas in France
The French Austral Lands and Seas is an oasis of emerged land masses in the southern Indian Ocean that comprises of the Crozet Archipelago, the Kerguelen Islands, Saint-Paul and Amsterdam Islands along with 60 other small sub-Antarctic islands. The region sees one of the highest gathering of birds and marine mammals in the world.

The Water Management System of AugsburgWater Management System of Augsburg in Germany
Dating back to the 14th century to the present day, the water management system of Augsburg continues to play the part of a big provider of sustainable energy.

HoffelsjökullVatnajökull National Park in Iceland - dynamic nature of fire and ice
Covering an area of over 1,400,000 ha, this volcanic region is home to two of the most active volcanoes in Iceland and have influenced great many unique geographical features in the area like canyons, rivers and sadur plains. The region is also home to endemic groundwater fauna dating back to the pre-Ice Age.

View of Jaipur city from Nahargarh Fort Jaipur City, Rajasthan in India
The city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II has taken its inspiration from the Vedic architecture.

Soegar Mining Pit was also converted into a museumOmbilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto in Indonesia
This site in Sumatra was where extraction, processing and transport of high-quality coal took place from the late 19th century to the 20th century. The manpower consisted of locals and convict labours from Dutch colonies.

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