Eritrea’s first World Heritage Site, and other new listings in Africa
The annual meeting of the World Heritage Committee was held in Krakow, Poland. A number of new natural and cultural sites were added to the World Heritage List, including three on the continent of Africa, a region largely underrepresented in the World Heritage List. But despite the low number of African sites on the List, 138 of the total 1,038 sites on the World Heritage List, those that were added in Africa this year are spectacular. (Photo of the Fiat Tiagliero Station in Asmara, Eritrea, by I, Saliko, shared here under CC BY-SA 3.0).
By Chris Giles
July 12, 2017