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 Routes of Santiago Pilgrims’ itinerary and path of civilization. (p.32)


Interview with Dr Sandy Blair Routes from an Australian point of view. (p.42)


Qhapaq Ñan A continental cultural route (p.44)

From our Advisory Bodies

The UNESCO-ICOMOS Documentation Centre A resource centre for World Heritage cultural and mixed properties. (p.54)


Dialogue of cultures and a culture of dialogue; New European Framework Convention on social functions of heritage; Call for ratification of the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage; Man and the Biosphere Programme awards twenty-six grants; Convention on Cultural Diversity enters into force. (p.58-61)


  • Preservation Heritage workers risk their lives; Before disaster strikes; The Persepolis Proposal; Europeans meet on future; Threats to Dja; Batanga, Maabi and Bagyeli Pygmies and heritage conservation; Reflecting on Periodic Reporting; Progress on the Qhapaq Ñan nomination; Conservation and development at Haiti’s National History Park.(p.62-69)
  • Sites in danger Emergency Consolidation of the Minaret of Jam; Priorities for the Philippine Rice Terraces; Hippos Massacred in Virunga National Park. (p.72-75)
  • Outreach European heritage days; Belgian scientific expertise to benefit World Heritage; Grading heritage sites; Children do the teaching; Hostel heritage; 2006-07 World Heritage Map available; Anniversary at Dorset and East Devon Coast.. (p.76-78)

In Print & Online

A selection of books, brochures or publications, press articles and multimedia dedicated to World Heritage. (p. 80)