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World Heritage

World Heritage is the official UNESCO publication from the World Heritage Centre. Featuring in-depth articles on cultural and natural World Heritage sites. The quarterly review is produced in English, French and Spanish.

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June 2008
Special Issue: Canadian World Heritage

The 14 World Heritage sites of Canada presented in this issue offer a fascinating pattern. Indeed, they reflect key aspects of the evolution of the very concept of World Heritage over the past 32 years. The sites predictably include historic cities like ...

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April 2008
World Heritage and Biodiversity

A number of World Heritage routes have played a significant part in the history of the five continents – and the way we focus on them in this issue illustrates how far our thinking has evolved in the thirty-five years since the World Heritage ...

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January 2008
Earthen Architecture

At some time during the past one hundred years or so, the great, multimillennial tradition of earthen architecture, which even today is a dominant technique in every world civilization, fell victim to the Modern Ideal. Being ‘modern’, some ...

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October 2007
World Heritage n°47

In Focus New World Heritage sites 2007 Twenty-two sites were added to the World Heritage List during the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee held in Christchurch, New Zealand, bringing the total of inscribed sites to 851 (p.4) ...

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June 2007
World Heritage n°46 Special issue: World Heritage in New Zealand

Special issue on World Heritage sites in New Zealand, at the occasion of the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee held from 23 June to 2 July in Christchurch, New ...

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March 2007
World Heritage n°45

In Focus Exploring the Spice Route The Spice Route linked the Mediterranean basin to the Far East for over 2,500 years. (p.6) Trade Routes of the Desert A journey across the desert trails of the empires of antiquity. (p.22) The ...

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November 2006
World Heritage Review n°44

This quarterly magazine in English, French and Spanish features in-depth articles on World Heritage sites around the world and superb photographs, as well as the latest news in preservation. Table of Contents In Focus New World Heritage ...

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July 2006
Special issue: World Heritage in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Special issue on World Heritage sites in the Baltic region, at the occasion of the 30th session of the World Heritage Committee held from July 8-16 in Vilnius, ...

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June 2006
Climate change

Discover the new look of World Heritage, our quarterly magazine in English, French and Spanish featuring in-depth articles on World Heritage sites around the world and superb photographs, as well as the latest news in preservation. In Focus: World ...

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October 2005
World Heritage Review n°41

New World Heritage Sites CITY OF BATH, A Masterpiece of Town Planning THE KII MOUNTAINS, Harmony between Spirit and Nature LEPTIS MAGNA, Imperial City in Africa PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK, A Geological Wonder

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July 2005
Special Issue - South Africa

Special Issue - South Africa Message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO uKhahlamba/Drakensberg Park, Protecting 'the Roof of Africa' World Heritage on the African Continent. A brief overview Mapungubwe National ...

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March 2005
World Heritage Review n°39

The Silk Road: the longest trade route in human history Central Sikhote-Alin: a natural site in the Russian Federation and a refuge for many endangered species The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga: an important centre of worship and pilgrimage in ...

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Quarterly magazine published jointly in English, French and Spanish, by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France and Publishing For Development Ltd., London, United Kingdom.

Editorial Director: Kishore Rao (Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre) Managing Editor: Vesna Vujicic-Lugassy Editors: Helen Aprile, Gina Doubleday, Michael Gibson Co-Publisher: Richard Forster Production Editor: Caroline Fort Copy Editors: Caroline Lawrence (English), Brigitte Strauss (French), Luisa Futoransky (Spanish) Editorial Board: ICCROM: Joseph King, ICOMOS: Regina Durighello, IUCN: Tim Badman, UNESCO World Heritage Centre: Nada Al Hassan, Giovanni Boccardi,Guy Debonnet, Feng Jing, Karalyn Monteil, César Moreno-Triana, Mechtild Rössler, Petya Totcharova, UNESCO Publishing: Ian Denison Editorial Assistant: Barbara Blanchard Advertising Fernando Ortiz, Peter Warren