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Stories of World Heritage

Stories of World Heritage

Discover ten stories from UNESCO’s World Heritage List: The list of the most outstanding natural and cultural sites in the world. Hear what locals and visitors have to say about the beauty and importance of these sites. Have You visited any of them, or would you like to?

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1972 UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the Smithsonian and UNESCO have partnered to produce the Stories of World Heritage website. Uniting 189 countries in the collective protection of our shared outstanding and universal heritage, this Convention is the most successful legal international conservation instrument in existence.



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