UNESCO just added 40+ locations to its World Heritage Sites, See list

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee just added 42 sites to its World Heritage List this month, commemorating cultural and natural treasures spanning Europe and Africa to the United States.

According to the organization, the list, which was amended as part of the World Heritage Committee’s 45th session in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, now includes 33 new cultural sites and nine new natural sites. There are now 1,199 World Heritage sites spread across 168 nations.

“These sites will now benefit from the highest level of heritage protection available anywhere in the world,” UNESCO said in a statement. “They will also have access to new opportunities for technical and financial assistance from UNESCO.”

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In the United States, the organization added the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, which are part of the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Ohio, to the list. The area has “eight monumental earthen enclosure complexes built between 2,000 and 1,600 years ago along the central tributaries of the Ohio River.”

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