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July 9, 2015

World Heritage Committee inscribes 24 New Sites

Unesco World Heritage

Photo: Forth Bridge from South Queensferry (U.K.) has been inscribed to the World Heritage List. This railway bridge spanning the estuary of the Forth River in Scotland is the world’s longest multi-span cantilever bridge. It opened in 1890 and continues to carry passengers and freight. Its distinctive industrial aesthetic is the result of a forthright and unadorned display of its structural components. Innovative in style, materials and scale, the Forth Bridge was an important milestone in bridge design and construction during the period when railways came to dominate long-distance land travel. Image Credit © Historic Scotland.

Bonn, Germany, 8 July 2015—The World Heritage Committee ended its meeting today. During this year’s session the Committee, which was chaired by Maria Bohmer, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office and member of the Bundestag, inscribed 24 new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and approved extensions to three existing sites. It also added three World Heritage sites to the List of World Heritage in Danger and took one off that List.

The following sites were added to the List of World Heritage in Danger:

The Committee inscribed a new mixed, cultural and natural site, to the World Heritage List: Blue and John Crow Mountains alongside 23 cultural sites:

The World Heritage Committee approved extensions to three sites:

The new inscriptions bring to 1031 the number of sites inscribed in 163 countries on the World Heritage List.


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