Sunday, February 26, 2023

Kunta Kinteh Island - Gambia

James Island and Related Sites present a testimony to the main periods and facets of the encounter between Africa and Europe along the River Gambia, a continuum stretching from pre-colonial and pre-slavery times to independence. 
The site is particularly significant for its relation to the beginning of the slave trade and its abolition. 
It also documents early access to the interior of Africa.

Guelmim-es Semara

Guelmim-es Semara is a region in Morocco. 
The capital is Guelmim, the region is south of the Souss-Massa-Daraâ region, north of the Laâyoune-Boujdour region, borders Algeria in the east and in the south on Mauritania. 
The Atlantic Ocean is located in the northwest. 

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Friday, February 24, 2023

Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč - Czechia

The ensemble of the Jewish Quarter, the old Jewish cemetery and the Basilica of St Procopius in Třebíč are reminders of the co-existence of Jewish and Christian cultures from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. 
The Jewish Quarter bears outstanding testimony to the different aspects of the life of this community. 
St Procopius' Basilica, built as part of the Benedictine monastery in the early 13th century, is a remarkable example of the influence of Western European architectural heritage in this region.


Kelantan is one of the thirteen states of Malaysia. 
Kelantan is located in mainland Malaysia and is the northernmost state on the east coast. 
The provincial capital of Kelantan is Kota Bharu. 
The name Kelantan means land of lightning.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso - Chile

The colonial city of Valparaíso presents an excellent example of late 19th-century urban and architectural development in Latin America. 
In its natural amphitheatre-like setting, the city is characterized by a vernacular urban fabric adapted to the hillsides that are dotted with a great variety of church spires. 
It contrasts with the geometrical layout utilized in the plain. 
The city has well preserved its interesting early industrial infrastructures, such as the numerous ‘elevators’ on the steep hillsides.


Miyazaki Prefecture is a Japanese prefecture located on the island of Kyushu. 
The capital is Miyazaki.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Gebel Barkal - Sudan

These five archaeological sites, stretching over more than 60 km in the Nile valley, are testimony to the Napatan (900 to 270 BC) and Meroitic (270 BC to 350 AD) cultures, of the second kingdom of Kush. 
Tombs, with and without pyramids, temples, living complexes and palaces, are to be found on the site. 
Since Antiquity, the hill of Gebel Barkal has been strongly associated with religious traditions and folklore. 
The largest temples are still considered by the local people as sacred places.


Umbria, "the land of Francis of Assisi", is a region with green, gently sloping hills covered mainly with vineyards and olive groves, but there are also many fields of wheat, sugar beet, tobacco and sunflowers.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro - Mexico

The five Franciscan missions of Sierra Gorda were built during the last phase of the conversion to Christianity of the interior of Mexico in the mid-18th century and became an important reference for the continuation of the evangelization of California, Arizona and Texas. 
The richly decorated church façades are of special interest as they represent an example of the joint creative efforts of the missionaries and the Indios. 
The rural settlements that grew around the missions have retained their vernacular character.

South Sumatra

South Sumatra is a province in Sumatra, Indonesia. 
The province borders Lampung to the south, Bengkulu to the west and Jambi to the north.