WORLD HERITAGE SITES: Essay

Jose John August 1, 2016 No Comments
WORLD HERITAGE SITES A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex or city) that is listed by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as of special cultural or physical significance. The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 state parties which are elected by their General Assembly. The programme catalogue names and conserves sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity. History In 1872 the Yellowstone National Park was established as a national park in the United States, and one hundred years later, during the Nixon administration, it was proposed to the World Heritage Committee or ‘World Heritage Trust’ and was accepted widely, and is the national park concept being carried out worldwide. In 1954, the government of Egypt decided to build the Aswan Dam (Aswan High Dam), an event that would deluge a valley containing treasures of ancient Egypt such as the Abu Simbel temples. UNESCO then launched a worldwide safeguarding campaign. The Abu Simbel and Philae temples were taken apart, moved to a higher location and put back together piece by piece, and the Temple of Dendur...
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