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What is World Heritage?

World heritage sites are natural sites and/or cultural properties that have been inscribed on the “World Heritage List” by the World Heritage Committee, to be preserved as common heritage of all the human beings not only for some regions or countries, based on the “World Heritage Convention” (convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage) adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO.

Categories of world heritage

World heritage are classified into three categories; cultural heritage, natural heritage, and mixed heritage.

  • Cultural heritage: Buildings, monuments, and sites, which are important from the point of view of history, art, or science.
  • Natural heritage: Natural features and habitats, which are important from the point of view of conservation, aesthetic, or science.
  • Mixed heritage: Those satisfy the definition of both cultural and natural heritage.

The number of world heritage sites(as of Jun. 2013)
Cultural heritage sites:759 / Natural heritage sites:193 / Mixed heritage sites:29 , Total:981

Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur

Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

The Great Wall

The Great Wall

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