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Connections for new WHS

Author elsslots
#1 | Posted: 4 Jul 2012 13:21 
Hi all

Could you please wait with suggestions for Connections related to the 26 new WHS?

I am currently working my way down systematically through all, on basis of the AB evaluations. I hope to finish it this week.

So far I have done these - you can suggest additional ones for these now:
20. Birthplace of Jesus: the Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem Palestine
21. The Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications Portugal
22. Lena Pillars Nature Park Russia
23. Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes Senegal
24. Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija Spain Slovenia
25. Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland Sweden
26. The Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük Turkey

Author elsslots
#2 | Posted: 5 Jul 2012 14:01 
I hope anyone can find Connections for the Pearling site, I found it very difficult

Author Solivagant
#3 | Posted: 5 Jul 2012 18:06 | Edited by: Solivagant 
Bahrain Pearling site
I see you have found a few!
I came up with this via a bit of Googling -
It is interesting to see the extent to which the site has been "created" (or "packaged") for the immediate purpose of gaining inscription and the longer term objective of stimulating Bahrain's tourism and jewellery industries!!

Note the sentence "In order to link the oyster beds to the houses, Dr Rudolff's team had to locate a traditional, natural beach area to meet Unesco requirements."
The article describes how the beach so identified was the location for the Quffal Fesival in which the Women who had been left alone in Muharraq whilst the men were away pearling, welcomed the men back. So there could be a "Connection" for the site to "Role of women"?

The festival is also spelt "Al Qofal" and the following link describes the same tradition in Qatar

Author elsslots
#4 | Posted: 6 Jul 2012 15:03 | Edited by: elsslots 
More help needed: I am completely blank on Chengjiang

P.S.: I've finished with them all, so let your connections suggestions come

Author jonathanfr
#5 | Posted: 6 Jul 2012 17:19 
maybe cambiran or precambrian connection with lena pillars fossils and burgess shale

Author jonathanfr
#6 | Posted: 6 Jul 2012 17:23 
cambrian* or a connection about the idea of the beginning of life on earth

Author elsslots
#7 | Posted: 7 Jul 2012 16:16 
we have Paleozoic, of which Cambrian is the earliest phase (if I understand it well)

Author Durian
#8 | Posted: 30 Jun 2015 04:34 | Edited by: Durian 
In preparation of this year new WHS

Connection with Singapore Botanic Garden (SBG)

- Art Deco, many black and white British bungalow shows how the style incorporated elements of UK's Arts and Crafts and Art Deco movements
- English Garden, SGB heritage zone
- French (formal) garden, Sundial Garden
- Iron Structures, Victorian Cast Iron Gazebo and gates, two of the landmarks of SGB
- Band Stand
- Greenhouse, the Cool House
- Historical zoos, from 1875 - 1913 SBG was the main zoo of the Straits Settlements
- Octagon, Band Stand
- Sundial, Sundial Garden
- Notable Trees, Heritage Rubber, Tembusu Tree
- Orchid, National Orchid Garden
- Rain Forest
- Inscribed in connection with an anniversary, Singapore 50th year of Republic
- Botanic Gardens
- Scientific Development, Research into Botanical diversity
- King Chulalongkorn of Siam (Rama V), visited 1871
- Sir Stamford Raffles, The first Botanic Gardens were set up by Sir Stamford Raffles, before move to the current site
- Innovations in Agriculture, the 1890s invention of the herring-bone method of tapping on Rubber Tree
- Built in the 19th Century, from 1822
- Built or owned by British, colonial government
- Built or Owned by Chinese, Hoo Ah Kay, original land owner, played a key role in the development of the Gardens in 1859
- First inscriptions
- Free entrance
- Located in a Capital City
- Located in a Former Capital, capital of the Straits Settlements
- On Banknotes, Tembusu Tree in SBG is on the back of 5$ SGD banknote
- One million visitors or more, 4.4 million visitors annually
- Only WHS in their country
- Tombs, historic Chinese tombs

Author elsslots
#9 | Posted: 30 Jun 2015 05:13 | Edited by: elsslots 
In preparation of this year new WHSConnection with Singapore Botanic Garden (SBG)

Great! Thanks.
It's easier to prepare these days as the process is more transparent. I also already looked for photos of the new WHS, and have written a few general intro texts.

Author Durian
#10 | Posted: 1 Aug 2017 23:49 
Els, I have listed possible connection of Okinoshima.

- Tombs: Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group
- Coral: coral reef at 3 islets around Okinoshima, Koyajima, Mikanobashira and Tenguiwa
- Dubbed as another WHS: Okinoshima has nickname as Shosoin of the Sea, Shosoin is part of Nara WHS.
- Goddess: 3 Goddesses of Munakata
- Hiroshima Hotspot: the main shrine on Kyushu Island is easy to visit by bullet train via Kitakyushu and another local train.
- Japanese Garden: Hetsugu Shrine has Japanese garden surrounding its two sacred ponds.
- Wooden Architecture: wooden shirines
- Religious sites connected to fishermen: Local fishermen praying at the island shrine for safety and for bumper catches.
- Silk Road (?): Okinoshima is on the maritime route that connect Japan with Mainland Asia. Many offerings come from silk road.

Author elsslots
#11 | Posted: 3 Aug 2017 11:55 
Els, I have listed possible connection of Okinoshima.

Thanks Durian! I've added them all

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