A consequence of war and social unrest in the Middle East and North Africa in recent decades, has been the destruction of some of the region’s most ancient, treasured and culturally important monuments.
A visual journey through the new entrants to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
A hilly terrain in northeast Italy known for its Prosecco production has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list among other cultural landscapes and cities in the world.
"Wright set himself two goals: to define or even create the 20th century and to redefine what we are as human beings."
The Hyrcanian forests along the Caspian Sea in Iran and the migratory bird sanctuaries in the Gulf of China are among the new sites that made UNESCO's emblematic World Heritage List this year.
Our interview with Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger on Champagne’s UNESCO heritage status.
From bags to bottles, around 13 million tonnes of plastic flows into our oceans every year
The Eiffel Tower’s lights were switched off in a minute of silence to remember murdered journalists and to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
Idlib antiquities museum reopens after 5 years
The UNESCO list of world heritage sites has a new addition. After Spain's medieval city of Medina Azahara was added on Sunday,
French and Belgian WWI memorial sites bid for UNESCO World Heritage status
Pollutants are turning the historic building a greeny-brown
The market in Syria's largest city still has no water, electricity or telephone lines.
A daily part of French life, the country consumes six billion baguettes each year and now President Macron has backed a bid to cement their cultural status
Good news for European tourism? Half of the 20 most popular sites are located in the EU.
The United Nations has granted Neapolitan pizza makers World heritage status.
The iconic Australian landmark Uluru will soon be off limits to climbers, but where else are visitors not allowed to go?
Australia's world famous Uluru/ Ayers Rock will be closed to climbers from 2019. The ban is set to be enforced from the 26th October 2019 exactly 34 years after the rock was handed back to its original owners.
Police in Brazil are investigating whether arson may be the cause of a wildfire that has destroyed more than a quarter of a national park
Former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay has been chosen as UNESCO’s new chief.
Azoulay edged Qatar’s Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kawari after the
The USA has said it withdraw from UNESCO at the end of 2017, citing anti-Israeli bias as a major reason.
It's stood for five-thousand years but the modern world around Stonehenge is now imposing change. The main roads leading to the British site are clogged daily with thousands of commuters and tourists
Mummies are suffering the impact of climate change, researchers say, as they apply for UNESCO special heritage status.
Serbia withdrew its diplomats from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) earlier this week.
The incident coincided with reports that
Ancient Cambodian temple gets UNESCO listing
The Lake District’s elevation to World Heritage Status on UNESCO’s annual list of sites has been met with a somewhat mixed reaction.