UNESCO will add places to the World Heritage Sites list

By Valeria Bigurra Peñavera

Among the proposals is the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Valley in Mexico

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) committee met in Krakow, Poland, to decide which of the 34 proposed sites in the world will be added to the World Heritage List.

VALLE DE TEHUACAN 2Original imagen, source:Fundación para la Reserva de la Biosfera Cuicatlán, A.C.'s Facebook page.

There are seven natural, 26 cultural and one-mixed sites that will seek to be added to the one thousand and 52 sites that currently have the title of World Heritage, thanks to its qualities, and its value, which must be preserved.

On this occasion Mexico has decided to add to the list the Valley of Tehuacán-Cuicatlán, considered a mixed site, which has traces that take us back to the origin of agriculture and the transition of the hunters and gatherers of the sedentary Neolithic societies, in addition it also has an important animal reserve, that includes 141 species of birds.

valle de tehuacanOriginal imagen, source: Fundación para la Reserva de la Biosfera Cuicatlán, A.C.'s Facebook page.

Other places that will seek to enter the list are the Valongo dock in Brazil, which is considered the gateway of African slaves to the country, which gives it historical value.

Likewise, it was proposed to include Asmara, a modernist city in Africa with art deco cinemas, futuristic service stations, among others, which according to the presentation of the proposal, was colonized by Italy by the end of the 19th century up to the Second World War.

HEBRON

One of the most sensitive proposals will be that of the old city of Hebron, by the Palestinians, who have made an urgent request, as this site houses the Tomb of the Patriarchs, including the remains of Abraham, the father of the three monotheistic religions.

Also among the proposals are five that seek to be transferred to the category of "endangered heritage", among them the 244 islands and protected areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico, place where 39 percent of marine mammals and 33 percent of cetaceans, who live in the world can be found.

It will be between july 7 and 9 when the committee, made up of 21 countries, will decide which sites will join the list of UNESCO.

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