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Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible heritage

WHS closely connected with an entry on the list of "Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible heritage". I.e: the WHS is a major or the sole location for the occurrence/performance of a Masterpiece and/or is closely associated culturally with it. Link t

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Connected Sites

  • Ancient Nara: Daimokutate - In Yahashira Shrine of Nara City
  • Angkor: Royal ballet of Cambodia - closely associated with the Khmer court; the origins of Khmer classical dance in the style seen today are disputed. Cambodian scholars, such as Pech Tum Kravel, and French scholar George Groslier have claimed Khmer classical dance as a tradition maintained since the Angkor period (wiki) Link
  • Blue and John Crow Mountains: The Maroon Heritage of Moore Town was listed in 2003 as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity and then relisted in 2008 on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. (AB ev)
  • Brugge: Holy Blood Procession
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex: Daemokjang, traditional wooden architecture - "Wooden architecture has a long history in Korea. Among the best examples are Changdeokgung Palace and Bulguksa Temple, which are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. These architectural treasures were constructed under the command of daemokjang. In this sense, traditional Korean wooden architecture, built and restored with the skills and knowledge of daemokjang, are appreciated not as mere buildings, but as works of art." - Intangible Heritage Nomination File  Link
  • Chongoni Rock Art: Gule Wamkulu
  • Dubrovnik: The festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik
  • El Tajin: Xtaxkgakget Makgkaxtlawana: the Centre for Indigenous Arts and its contribution to safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the Totonac people of Veracruz, Mexico  Link
  • El Tajin: Location for regular performance by Totenacs of the Ritual Ceremony of the Voladores Link
  • Jeju: Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers) Link
  • Jongmyo Shrine: The Royal Ancestral Ritual in the Jongmyo Shrine and its Music
  • Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces: Winegrowers Festival in Vevey
  • Loire Valley: Equitation in the French tradition
  • Medina of Marrakesh: The Cultural Space of Jemaa el-Fna Square
  • Mijikenda Kaya Forests: 2009 Link
  • Osun-Osogbo: The Ifa Divination System
  • Petra: The Cultural Space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi Rum
  • Provins: Falconry, a living human heritage (2012) Link
  • Qhapaq √Ďan: Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q'eswachaka bridge (2013) Link
  • Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras: The Hudhud Chants of the Ifugao
  • Sana'a: The Song of Sana?a
  • Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple: Daemokjang, traditional wooden architecture - "Wooden architecture has a long history in Korea. Among the best examples are Changdeokgung Palace and Bulguksa Temple, which are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. These architectural treasures were constructed under the command of daemokjang. In this sense, traditional Korean wooden architecture, built and restored with the skills and knowledge of daemokjang, are appreciated not as mere buildings, but as works of art." - Intangible Heritage Nomination File  Link
  • Stari Grad Plain: Procession Za Krizen ("following the cross") on the island of Hvar Link
  • Tombs of Buganda Kings: "Bark cloth making is an ancient craft performed by the Baganda people who live in the Buganda kingdom in south Uganda" Link
  • Upper Svaneti: Georgian Polyphonic Singing
  • Val di Noto: Catania, Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian Puppet Theatre
  • Vienna: Viennese Coffee House Culture, 2011
  • Wadi Rum: The Cultural Space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi Rum

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  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source