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.
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.
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!
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