The UN’s cultural organisation UNESCO has been adding more sites to its World Heritage List in recognition of their outstanding value to humanity.
Meeting in Krakow, Poland, it has granted the accolade to Eritrea’s capital Asmara, boasting one of the world’s finest collections of early 20th century architecture, left over from Italian colonial rule.
Like Eritrea, Angola is recognised for the first time, for the remains of the capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo
In South Africa, the Khomani Cultural Landscape makes the list, with its large expanse of sand containing evidence of human occupation as far back as the Stone Age.
In Cambodia, there is recognition for the Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, an archaelogical site that was the centre of an empire that flourished in the late 6th and early 7th centuries.
Also making the list is the tiny Chinese island of Kulangsu. Staring modern life in the face, in the shape of the city of Xiamen, it is a true historical treasure.
And India is not forgotten, with the historic City of Ahmadabad named a World Heritage Site.