World Heritage sites

Favourite current and should-be World Heritage sites - mainly places I have been and some I hope to see
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a map with many different colored dots in the shape of africa and other parts of the world
PRIOR on Instagram: “This isn’t the map you’ve been looking at for the past several months. Today is Unesco World Heritage Day, a reminder that our SHARED…”
a man riding on the back of a horse next to a giant sphinx
Egypte 1798-1801 - Campagne de Bonaparte - Stendhal - LANKAART
Napoleon in front of the Sphinx, Jean-Léon Gêrome, 1868
a black and white photo of people on a boat in the water near a mountain
معبد أبو سمبل الكبير عام 1889 و العلم المثبت بالمركب هو علم مصر القديم في ذلك الوقت .
black and white photograph of people on the beach in front of large rock formations with carved carvings
the Great Temple of Abu Simbel,Nubia in southern Egypt,circa 1882.
an adobe village in the desert near a river
the ancient kasbah of Ait Benhaddou UNESCO World Heritage Site, Morocco
the ancient kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, Morocco | UNESCO World Heritage Site
Circular wall of Great Zimbabwe. Southeastern Zimbabwe. Shona peoples. c. 1000–1400 C.E. Coursed granite blocks. Africa, Traditional Architecture, Zimbabwe Africa, Ancient Cities, World Heritage, Homeland, African Art, Ap Art History 250
Circular wall of Great Zimbabwe. Southeastern Zimbabwe. Shona peoples. c. 1000–1400 C.E. Coursed granite blocks.
an old brick structure in the middle of nowhere
098 - Inside the Great Enclosure
Inside the Great Zimbabwe Enclosure by Mark Abel, via Flickr
an intricately decorated building with columns and arches
Ω - pylore: Court of the Lions at the Alhambra...
Court of the Lions at the Alhambra palace in Granada, Andalusia
a rainbow shines in the sky over a waterfall
Rainbow over the Victoria Falls during dry season (September) from the Zambian side - Zambia
Rainbow over Victoria Falls - Zambia, Africa
an aerial view of the ancient city of palmyran, with its ruins in the foreground
Le temple de Louxor et derrière, au bord du Nil, l'hôtel Winter Palace construit en 1886 par l'agence anglaise Thomas Cook dans un style victorien et agrémenté d'un beau jardin tropical.
an image of a statue in the desert with people standing around and looking at it
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The Sphinx is generally accepted to have been built along with the Pyramids of Giza around 2500 BC. But, the Sphinx today has a vertical weathering profile in the limestone trench surrounding it. This erosion, according to geology, could only be the result of prolonged rainfall, in contrast to the dry weather experienced in Egypt since 2500 BC. Based on the climatic evidence, a geologist at Boston University, estimated it between 9,000 to 12,000 years old, when climate was wetter
an image of a man in a suit and tie with the words,'alvaro siza gateway to the alambra '
ÁLVARO SIZA: GATEWAY TO THE ALHAMBRA: JUL 23, 2016 - JAN 8, 2017
Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra, July 23, 2016–January 22, 2017
black and white photograph of a man sitting on the ground in front of an ancient building
Athens, Greece, 1962 by Leonard Freed (Brooklyn, 23 ottobre 1929 – Garrison, 29 novembre 2006)
an aerial view of the great barrier reef and surrounding coral reefs in the blue water
Great Barrier Reef from the sky
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia - one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
an old handwritten letter with writing on it and a drawing of a castle in the background
Federico Garcia Lorca Carta con vistas de la Alhambra