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21 new UNESCO World Heritage sites have just been revealed

After a four day conference in Istanbul, 21 new sites have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list – but where in the world are they? 

To make it onto the list, which includes 1052 sites from across the world, a site needs to have special cultural or physical significance. The 21 new additions include:

Mistaken Point, Canada 

A 17km-long strip of coastal cliffs, which date back to the Edicarean Period (around 560 – 580 million years ago), Mistaken Point is one of the world’s oldest fossil sites. You can find it on the island of Newfoundland in eastern Canada.Unesco world heritage site Mistaken Point in Canada

Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites, Antigua and Barbuda 

Built by the British Royal Navy, with the labor of enslaved Africans, this Dockyard – consisting of Georgian style buildings and structures - is hundreds of years old.Unesco world heritage site  Nelson's Dockyard

Archipiélago de Revillagigedo, Mexico 

Four islands and their surrounding waters make up this archipelago in Mexico, notable for its range of wildlife. Each island represents the tip of a volcano, as the site is actually part of a submerged mountain range!Unesco world heritage site in Mexico

Would you visit a UNESCO World Heritage site? Check out the full list here.

IMG: Philippi, Carole Raddato, Cape Spear and Mistaken Point 4, Zach Bonnell, >Nelson’s Dockyard ~ English Harbour, Prayitno / Thank you for (10 millions +) views, >Manta, Chuck Gerlovich / Flickr cc.

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