Seven new sites have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

These sites, recognized for their natural attributes or their cultural value, are found in Japan, Thailand, Georgia and the Netherlands.

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Japan, Republic of Korea, Thailand … The World Heritage Committee inscribed on Monday July 26th seven new sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Four of them were registered “because of their natural attributes”, specifies a press release: the Amami-Oshima Islands, Tokunoshima, the northern part of the island of Okinawa and that of Iriomote (Japan), the Korean coastal areas of Getbol, ​​the forest complex of Kaeng Krachan (Thailand) and the rainforests and wetlands of Colchis (Georgia).

Three others were added to the list for their cultural value: the tell of Arslantepe (Turkey), the extension of the defense line of Amsterdam, now called “Dutch water lines of defense” (Netherlands) , and a transnational site, the Beneficial Colonies (Belgium / Netherlands).

The inscription of these sites was made on the occasion of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee which is held online from Fuzhou (China) and should continue until July 28.