July 13, 2017 – The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has added 21 sites to the World Heritage List during the 41st meeting in Krakow from 2 to 12 July 2017. Five sites were extended and for the first time Angola and Eritrea are present in the prestigious list.
The new sites (in alphabetical order of the countries):
- Old town of M’banza Kongo (Angola)
- National park Los Alerces (Argentinia)
- Archaeological site Valongo-Kai (Brazil)
- Kulangsu: a historic international settlement (China)
- Qinghai Hoh Xil (China)
- Kujataa Greenland – Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap (Denmark)
- Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura (Germany)
- Asmara: Africa’s Modernist City (Eritrea)
- Taputapuatea (France/ Polynesia)
- Historic City of Ahmadabad (India)
- Historic City of Yazd (Iran)
- Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region (Japan)
- Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura (Cambodia)
- Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar (Croatia, Italy, Montenegro)
- Landscapes of Dauria (Mongolia, Russin Federation)
- Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town (Palestine)
- Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System (Poland)
- Assumption Cathedral and Monastery of the town-island of Sviyazhsk (Russian Federation)
- Khomani Cultural Landscape (South Africa)
- Aphrodisias (Turkey)
- Lake District (United Kingdom)
These sites have been extended (in alphabetical order of the countries):
- Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe [extension to “Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Ancient Beech Forests of Germany” Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine] (Albania / Austria / Belgium / Bulgaria / Croatia / Italy / Romania / Slovenia / Spain / Ukraine)
- W-Arly-Pendjari Complex [extension of the “W. National Park of Niger”, Niger] (Benin/Burkina Faso)
- The Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau (Germany)
- Strasbourg: from Grande-île to Neustadt, a European urban scene (France)
- Monastery of Gelati [excluding Bagrati cathedral] (Georgia)
You can find detailed information on the UNESCO website.
A video of the meeting is still available as livestream.
And most of the sites are presented in video clips here.