New World Heritage sites 2016

Boat House and Sail Loft Pillars Antigua Naval Dockyard banque dimages ICOMOS Daniel Young TorquemadaIn 2016, 12 cultural sites and 3 mixed sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List. 


The World Heritage Committee inscribed 12 new cultural sites and 3 mixed sites on the World Heritage List during its 40th annual session, which was held in Istanbul (Turkey) from 10 to 20 July 2016 and at UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 24 to 26 October 2016.


The sites are:

Antequera Dolmens Site (Spain)
Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites (Antigua and Barbuda)
Archaeological Site of Ani (Turkey)
Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda, Bihar (India)
Archaeological Site of Philippi (Greece)
Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape (Chad)
Gorham's Cave Complex (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Khangchendzonga National Park (India)
Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia (Micronesia (Federated States of))
Pampulha Modern Ensemble (Brazil)
Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards (Bosnia and Herzegovina) *
The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities (Iraq)
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (Argentina) *
The Persian Qanat (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (China)


 * Transboundary properties

Picture: Antigua Naval Dockyard and related archeological sites © Daniel Young-Torquemada / ICOMOS

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