Monthly Archives: February 2011

Abu Mena

Abu Mena Background: –       Name of site – Abu Mena –       Location today – Egypt, just south of the city of Alexandria –       Year of inscription to the World Heritage Site list – 1979 –       Criteria for addition as a … Continue reading

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Echmiatsin and Zvartnots

Name of Site: Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvarnots Located in Armenia Added to the World Heritage List in 2000 Nominated under the criteria of being (ii) a good representation of the cathedral architecture of … Continue reading

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Skellig Michael

Background: Name of site: Skellig Michael Also known as Great Skellig Country: Ireland Off the coast of County Kerry Island Year this site was added to the World Heritage List: 1996 Criteria as to why this site was nominated to … Continue reading

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Archaeological Site of Aigai

Background: Name: Archaeological Site of Aigai Location: Greece Date Added: 1996 Criteria: The site was nominated for two criteria: (i) for containing high quality and highly important paintings and (iii) for its value on the development of the European civilization … Continue reading

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L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

Background Name of the Archeological Site: L’Anse aux Meadows Country Location: Canada Year added to the World Heritage List: 1978 Criteria site was nominated for: (vi)-L’Anse aux Meadows is the first and only known site established by Vikings in North America … Continue reading

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Site of Palmyra

Background: Called the Site of Palmyra Located in modern-day Syrian Arab Republic Added to the World Heritage List in 1980 Nominated for the following reasons: “[Criterion (i):] The splendour of the ruins of Palmyra, rising out of the Syrian desert … Continue reading

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Quebrada de Humahuaca

Background: Site Name: Quebrada de Humahuaca Country Found in: Argentina in the province of Jujuy Year Added: 2003 Criteria for Nomination: ii. To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area … Continue reading

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