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Brú na Bóinne Assif

When visiting the complex of Bru na Boinne as to how well preserved the site was. It was not something I had expected from a site that old. I also learnt some interesting facts regarding the sites that are not normally mentioned:

1) The complex is the second largest concentration of neolithic art in the world (after the WHS Neolithic Orkney). As most of the art is presented on large stone slabs it is dubbed the largest concentration of megalithic art in the world.

2) One of the carvings presents a whale. I couldn't find any information as to whether whales lived in Europe at the time when the site was built.

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Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo (T) Assif

I found it extremely difficult to find out what is exactly meant to be included in this proposed nomination: the most obvious candidates - the Art Deco ensemble in the city centre for which Montevideo is known do not seem to be included. The only building explicitly mentioned in the description is the Hostpital de Clinicas, which is a rationalist concrete monster from the 50ies. Residences surrounding the Park Batllo y Ordonez are mentioned without naming the specific buildings. Perhaps the nearby Estadio Centenario (Centennial Stadium) with its rationalist viewing tower from the 30ies would be included too.

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Palace Cave (T) Assif

The Palace Cave is a small cave with an exceptional formation looking like an open structure with multiple pillars. It is located about two and a half hours drive away from Montevideo in the vicinity of Chamanga TWHS. It is possible to visit on the way to Fray Bentos. After it got rejected as a WHS it successfully applied as a Unesco Geopark which also encompasses nearby Chamanga. When I was there I asked if this means Chamanga too is no longer aspiring an inscription, but I was told it still does. The Palace Cave can only be visited in a guided tour. The tour leaves the visitor centre frequently and is very cheap. You then walk to the cave where you are given some time to play around its cavities. It is a nice visit if in the area, but I believe I can see why its rejection was justified.

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L'oeuvre de l'ingénieur Eladio Dieste (T) Assif

As I wrote in the forum, it still remains to be determined which ones of Dieste's works in Uruguay are going to be included in the nomination, but two of them are certain: Cristo Obrero church in Estacion Atlantida and San Pedro church in Durazno. During my last visit to Uruguay I visited the first of the two which is situated about 50 km away from Montevideo and quite close to Atlantida, which is a busy summer resort. The church is not at the resort itself but at a small, poor neighbourhood constructed around the railway station some 5 km inland. The church is situated right at the entry to this neighbourhood on the side and is easy to overlook. Despite its unusual shape, it small size, earthen colours and proximity to other buildings prevent it from being prominent. It is very well known among architects, but completely unknown to the general public and is open to visitors only three hours a week on Saturday afternoon.

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Quartier de Peñarol: la Vieille Ville historique et le paysage industriel ferroviaire (T) Assif

Peñarol is mostly known as the national Uruguayan football club, but it takes its name from the historical railway quarter built by the Brits. It was there that the Brits established the national football club.

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Name: Assif

Country: Germany

Visited WHS: 94

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Lists

  1. Major Town Houses
  2. Vienna
  3. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  4. Masada
  5. Old City of Acre
  6. Tugendhat Villa
  7. Churches of Peace
  8. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  9. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  10. Kew Gardens
  11. White City of Tel-Aviv
  12. Incense Route of the Negev
  13. Biblical Tells
  14. Quebrada de Humahuaca
  15. Regensburg
  16. Centennial Hall
  17. Bahá’i Holy Places
  18. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  19. Kotor
  20. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  21. Fortifications of Vauban
  22. Wadden Sea
  23. Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans
  24. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  25. Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin
  26. Mount Carmel Caves
  27. Fray Bentos
  28. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  29. Necropolis of Bet She'arim
  30. Old City of Jerusalem
  31. Stećci
  32. Speyer Cathedral
  33. Würzburg Residence
  34. Florence
  35. Medici Villas and Gardens
  36. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  37. Old City of Berne
  38. Abbey of St Gall
  39. Lübeck
  40. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  41. Cracow
  42. Cologne Cathedral
  43. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  44. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  45. Petra
  46. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  47. Istanbul
  48. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  49. Venice and its Lagoon
  50. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  51. Budapest
  52. Acropolis
  53. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  54. Tower of London
  55. Strasbourg
  56. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  57. Potsdam
  58. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  59. Prague
  60. Cesky Krumlov
  61. Spissky Hrad & Levoca
  62. Telc
  63. Vlkolinec
  64. Brú na Bóinne
  65. Jelling
  66. Siena
  67. Messel Pit
  68. Naples
  69. Colonia del Sacramento
  70. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  71. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  72. Salzburg
  73. Semmering Railway
  74. Schönbrunn
  75. Paphos
  76. Verona
  77. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  78. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  79. Trogir
  80. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  81. Pompei
  82. Versailles
  83. Classical Weimar
  84. Riga
  85. Grand Place, Brussels
  86. L'viv
  87. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  88. Rome
  89. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  90. Mostar
  91. Dubrovnik
  92. Split
  93. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  94. Brugge
  1. Arbel (arbel, nebe shueb, horns of hittim) (T)
  2. Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo (T)
  3. Bet She'an (T)
  4. Caesarea (T)
  5. Centro Storico di Pavia e Certosa (T)
  6. Chamangá: A Rock Paintings Area (T)
  7. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  8. Darmstadt Artists' Colony Mathildenhöhe (T)
  9. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  10. Early Synagogues in the Galilee (T)
  11. Ein Karem, a village and its cultural landscape (T)
  12. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  13. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  14. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  15. Horvat Minnim (T)
  16. Iron Trail with Erzberg and the old town of Steyr (T)
  17. Jerusalem (T)
  18. L'oeuvre de l'ingénieur Eladio Dieste (T)
  19. La Rambla (promenade maritime) de la Cité de Montevideo (T)
  20. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  21. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  22. Liftah (Mey Naftoah) – Traditional mountain village (T)
  23. Makhteshim Country (T)
  24. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  25. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  26. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture (T)
  27. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  28. Quartier de Peñarol: la Vieille Ville historique et le paysage industriel ferroviaire (T)
  29. Residence Ensemble Schwerin - Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism (T)
  30. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  31. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  32. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  33. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  34. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  35. The Crusader Fortresses (T)
  36. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  37. The Great Rift Valley - migratory routes - The Hula (T)
  38. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  39. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  40. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T)
  41. The natural and architectural ensemble of Blagaj (T)
  42. The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac (T)
  43. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plecnik in Ljubljana and Prague (T)
  44. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  45. Triple-arch Gate at Dan & Sources of the Jordan (T)
  46. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Jelling mounds, runic stones, palisade area and church (T)
  47. White Mosque in Ramle (T)
  1. Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo (T)
  2. Palace Cave (T)
  3. L'oeuvre de l'ingénieur Eladio Dieste (T)
  4. Quartier de Peñarol: la Vieille Ville historique et le paysage industriel ferroviaire (T)
  5. Cambridge Colleges and Backs (T)
  6. Danube Valley CL around Regensburg inc Walhalla (T)
  7. Kezmarok Wooden Articular Church and historical center of the city (T)
  8. Athens (T)
  9. Darmstadt Artists' Colony Mathildenhöhe (T)
  10. Spandau Citadel (T)
  11. Berlin Philharmonic Concert Hall (T)
  12. Kourion (T)
  13. Duomo di Milano (T)
  14. Ville Vesuviane (T)
  15. Budapest Ghetto and 4 synagogues (T)
  16. Passau old town (T)
  17. Monastery of Eberbach (T)
  18. Munich - Ludwigstrasse, Konigsplatz, Odeonplatz, Feldherrenhalle (T)
  19. Goethe Haus Frankfurt (T)
  20. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  21. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  22. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  23. Church of St Elizabeth Marburg (T)
  24. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  25. National Park "Hohe Tauern" (T)
  26. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture (T)
  27. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  28. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  29. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  30. Jerusalem (T)
  31. Freiburg Cathedral (T)
  32. Arbel (arbel, nebe shueb, horns of hittim) (T)
  33. Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo (T)
  34. Ville de Buenos Aires: Paysage Culturel (T)
  35. Chamangá: A Rock Paintings Area (T)
  36. The Great Rift Valley - migratory routes - The Hula (T)
  37. Horvat Minnim (T)
  38. The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac (T)
  39. The natural and architectural ensemble of Blagaj (T)
  40. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  41. Centro Storico di Pavia e Certosa (T)
  42. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  43. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  44. Shakespeare's Stratford (T)
  45. White Mosque in Ramle (T)
  46. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  47. Timna (T)
  48. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  49. The Crusader Fortresses (T)
  50. Early Synagogues in the Galilee (T)
  51. Caesarea (T)
  52. Bet She'an (T)
  53. Iron Trail with Erzberg and the old town of Steyr (T)
  1. Bagan
  2. Chernobyl
  3. Ciudad Perdida, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  4. Ebla (Tell Mardikh)
  5. Forests of Southern New Caledonia
  6. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry
  7. Huaca de la Luna and Huaca del Sol
  8. Kaieteur National Park, Iwokrama Forest and the Kanuku Mountains
  9. Kuhikugu
  10. Lake Titicaca
  11. Lena Delta
  12. Middle and Upper Sepik
  13. Naica Cave: Cave of the Crystals
  14. Petrified Forest National Park
  15. Salisbury Plains, Grytviken
  16. Sistema Vial Andino/Qhapaq Ñan
  17. Sites Mégalithiques de Carnac
  18. The Archaeological Site of Göbeklitepe
  19. Transiberian Railway
  20. Westhoek: places of memory and monuments of the Great War
  1. Galapagos Islands
  2. Lower Valley of the Awash
  3. Cape Floral Region
  4. Kinabalu Park
  5. Gunung Mulu
  6. Vienna
  7. Masada
  8. Mahabodhi Temple Complex
  9. Kenya Lake System
  10. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  11. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  12. Kew Gardens
  13. Hani Rice Terraces
  14. Fujian Tulou
  15. Tchogha Zanbil
  16. Persepolis
  17. Koutammakou
  18. Ilulissat Icefjord
  19. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  20. Djenné
  21. Vredefort Dome
  22. Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
  23. Gulf of California
  24. Bali Subak system
  25. West Norwegian Fjords
  26. Sagarmatha National Park
  27. Kathmandu Valley
  28. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  29. Crac des Chevaliers
  30. Ouro Preto
  31. South China Karst
  32. Rainforests of the Atsinanana
  33. Teide National Park
  34. Caral-Supe
  35. Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  36. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  37. West Lake
  38. Jantar Mantar
  39. Redwood
  40. Western Ghats
  41. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  42. Persian Garden
  43. Moenjodaro
  44. Rock Islands
  45. Çatalhöyük
  46. El Pinacate
  47. Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc
  48. Namib Sand Sea
  49. Okavango Delta
  50. Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara
  51. Silk Roads
  52. Grand Canal
  53. Los Glaciares
  54. Qhapaq Ñan
  55. Old City of Jerusalem
  56. Aksum
  57. Great Barrier Reef
  58. Serengeti
  59. SGang Gwaay
  60. Sydney Opera House
  61. Florence
  62. Medici Villas and Gardens
  63. Lalibela
  64. Tasmanian Wilderness
  65. Leptis Magna
  66. Aldabra Atoll
  67. Shibam
  68. Selous Game Reserve
  69. Damascus
  70. Sigiriya
  71. Palmyra
  72. Qutb Minar
  73. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  74. Ajanta Caves
  75. Ellora Caves
  76. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  77. Chola Temples
  78. Agra Fort
  79. Taj Mahal
  80. Mesa Verde
  81. Cuzco
  82. Machu Picchu
  83. Samarra
  84. Yellowstone
  85. Cartagena
  86. Vatican City
  87. Lake Malawi
  88. Baalbek
  89. Québec
  90. Iguazu National Park
  91. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  92. Yosemite National Park
  93. Auschwitz Birkenau
  94. Altamira Cave
  95. Granada
  96. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  97. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  98. Petra
  99. Medina of Marrakesh
  100. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers
  101. Istanbul
  102. Göreme NP
  103. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  104. Chan Chan
  105. Ironbridge Gorge
  106. Stonehenge
  107. Toledo
  108. Sana'a
  109. Ngorongoro
  110. Skocjan Caves
  111. Venice and its Lagoon
  112. Budapest
  113. Kilimanjaro National Park
  114. Acropolis
  115. Hawaii Volcanoes
  116. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  117. Teotihuacan
  118. Puebla
  119. Potosi
  120. Westminster
  121. Great Wall
  122. Imperial Palace
  123. Mogao Caves
  124. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  125. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  126. Brasilia
  127. Uluru
  128. Nemrut Dag
  129. Meteora
  130. Chichen-Itza
  131. Kairouan
  132. Banc d'Arguin
  133. Victoria Falls
  134. Cliff of Bandiagara
  135. St. Petersburg
  136. Kremlin and Red Square
  137. Te Wahipounamu
  138. Sukhothai
  139. Ayutthaya
  140. Borobudur
  141. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  142. Bukhara
  143. Komodo National Park
  144. Prague
  145. Fraser Island
  146. Tikal National Park
  147. Prambanan
  148. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  149. Himeji-jo
  150. Angkor
  151. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  152. Ha Long Bay
  153. Ancient Kyoto
  154. Nasca Lines
  155. Potala Palace
  156. Rapa Nui
  157. Siena
  158. Glacier parks
  159. San Agustín
  160. Grand Canyon
  161. Lake Baikal
  162. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  163. Itsukushima Shrine
  164. Ravenna
  165. Maritime Greenwich
  166. The Sundarbans
  167. Mont-Saint-Michel
  168. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  169. Ping Yao
  170. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  171. Pompei
  172. Versailles
  173. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  174. Vézère Valley
  175. Pyramids (Memphis)
  176. Ancient Thebes
  177. Ancient Nara
  178. Nubian Monuments
  179. Temple of Heaven
  180. Historic Cairo
  181. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  182. Isole Eolie
  183. Rome
  184. Dazu Rock Carvings
  185. Peninsula Valdes
  186. Mycenae and Tiryns
  187. Hoi An
  188. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  189. Saint Catherine Area
  190. Lorentz National Park
  191. Split
  192. Brugge
  193. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  194. Pantanal
  195. Virunga National Park
  196. Air and Téneré
  197. Sub-Antarctic Islands
  198. Socotra Archipelago
  199. Ogasawara Islands
  200. Meroe