New World Heritage sites 2017

In 2017, 18 cultural sites and 3 natural sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List.

The World Heritage Committee inscribed 18 new cultural sites and 3 natural sites on the World Heritage List during its 41th annual session, which was held in Krakow (Poland) from July 2nd to 12th 2017. It has also approved the extension of five sites already inscribed on the List.


Picture: Cinema of Asmara: a Modernist  City of Africa (Eritrea) © Giora Solar


New inscribed sites:

Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges of the Capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo (Angola)
Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site(Brazil)
Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura (Cambodia)
Kulangsu: a Historic International Settlement (China)
Venetian Works of Defence between 16th and 17th centuries: Stato da Terra - western Stato da Mar (Croatia, Italy, Montenegro)*
Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap (Denmark)
Asmara: a Modernist City of Africa (Eritrea)
Taputapuātea (France)
Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura (Germany)
Historic City of Ahmadabad (India)
Historic City of Yazd (Islamic Republic of Iran) 
Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region (Japan)
Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town (Palestine) 
Tarnowkie Góry Lead-Silver-Zing Mine and its Underground Water Management System (Poland)
Assumption Cathedral and Monastery of the town-island of Sviyazhsk (Russian Federation)
ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape (South Africa)
Aphrodisias (Turkey)
The English Lake District (United Kingdom)

 * Transboundary property