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Ancient Greek Theatres (T) Thibault Magnien

Ancient Greek Theatres (T) by Thibault Magnien

The “Ancient Greek Theatres” proposed site encompasses 15 theatres across Greece including three that are already World heritage sites (Epidaure, Delphi, Delos) and one, the Dionysos theatre, located on the slopes of the Acropolis, in the buffer zone.

The Greek theatres definitively possess an objective OUV for the world’s culture and history. It embodies the level of advancement reached by ancient Greece. Moreover, this serial site puts the light on several major ancient Greece sites but also on more remote ancient greek cities and ruins that help acquiring a broader view and understanding on Greek antiquity.

On top of those of Epidaure, Delphi and Athens, I have also visited the theatre of Argos which is quite impressive and surrounded by large ruins.

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The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac (T) Thibault Magnien

The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac (T) by Thibault Magnien

Stolac is already placed on the World Heritage map thanks to the Stecci. Indeed, the city possesses several Stecci and especially the Radimjla necropolis which is one of the greatest and most representative examples of these medieval tombstones. The town in itself is not very tourist-friendly as there are no infrastructures and sights are badly indicated. The city seems to be stuck in the post-Yougoslavian war state.

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Archaeological site of Ancient Messene (T) Thibault Magnien

Archaeological site of Ancient Messene (T) by Thibault Magnien

I have discovered Messene (not to be confused with the modern town Messini 20km from there) on my way from Mystras to Bassae, in Peloponnese. Messene was founded in 369 BC and became the capital city of the Messenian state for centuries before falling under Roman rule. The archeological site displays an impressive number or structures including fortifications, a 9,5 km wall with monumental gates and defensive towers, a theatre, several temples and an impressive stadium with facilities. The most impressive part of the fortifications (including so called Arcadia Gate) can be seen on top of the hill few kilometers from the archeological centre. To me, the site is one of the main missing WHS in Greece considering the extensive remains and uniqueness of certain attributes such as the monumental fortifications.

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Zadar - Episcopal complex (T) Thibault Magnien

Zadar - Episcopal complex         (T) by Thibault Magnien

The Episcopal complex of Zadar includes the Roman forum, the cathedral of St. Anastasia, the archbishop’s palace, the church of St. Donatus, the Zmajevic seminary, the orthodox church of St. Elias, the Benedictine nunnery with the church of St. Mary and several other buildings / museums. The central point of this site is the main square with the ruins of the roman forum and the church of St. Donatus, with rotunda shape, with the cathedral tower on its side. The site is a fine and esthetic ensemble. St. Donatus and the cathedral are historical masterpieces. However, Croatia will have to make efforts in justifying the OUV and uniqueness of this place compared to other religious ensembles in the country. Extending the site to include the whole Zadar historic center would maybe be a possibility to explore considering the rich Venetian heritage also existing in the town in addition to Roman and Christian buildings.

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Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T) Thibault Magnien

Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T) by Thibault Magnien

The sites related to WW1 are of great universal significance. The conflict had a huge impact not only for the people who were involved in it but also for all mankind. It took human people from the era of artisanal and local war to industrial and global war. The site also embodies the need, following the conflict, to honour and remember, on a large scale, those who fought and suffered. For the first time, anonymous fighters were honoured as much as famous heroes.

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Name: Thibault Magnien

Country: France

Visited WHS: 223

Most Impressive: Angkor, Machu Picchu, Uxmal, Nara, Meteora, Mont-Saint-Michel, Gizeh, Florence

Proposal New WHS:

Update 2018-07-11 10:41:28

  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  3. Abbey of St Gall
  4. Acropolis
  5. Albi
  6. Alto Douro
  7. Amiens Cathedral
  8. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  9. Ancient Kyoto
  10. Ancient Nara
  11. Ancient Thebes
  12. Angkor
  13. Aquileia
  14. Archaeological Site of Aigai
  15. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  16. Arequipa
  17. Arles
  18. Avignon
  19. Ayutthaya
  20. Bamberg
  21. Bauhaus Sites
  22. Beemster Polder
  23. Belem
  24. Belfries
  25. Bellinzone
  26. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  27. Bordeaux
  28. Botanical Garden, Padua
  29. Bourges Cathedral
  30. Brugge
  31. Calakmul
  32. Campeche
  33. Canal du Midi
  34. Canterbury
  35. Caral-Supe
  36. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  37. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  38. Champagne
  39. Chan Chan
  40. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  41. Chartres Cathedral
  42. Chavin
  43. Chichen-Itza
  44. Christiansfeld
  45. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  46. City of Bath
  47. City of Luxembourg
  48. Classical Weimar
  49. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  50. Cologne Cathedral
  51. Colonia del Sacramento
  52. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  53. Corvey
  54. Crespi d'Adda
  55. Cuzco
  56. Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc
  57. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  58. Dubrovnik
  59. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  60. Epidaurus
  61. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  62. Evora
  63. Fagus Factory
  64. Ferrara
  65. Flemish Béguinages
  66. Florence
  67. Fontainebleau
  68. Fortifications of Vauban
  69. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  70. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  71. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  72. Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen
  73. Grand Place, Brussels
  74. Graz
  75. Guimarães
  76. Gwynedd Castles
  77. Gyeongju
  78. Ha Long Bay
  79. Haeinsa Temple
  80. Hahoe and Yangdong
  81. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  82. Hedeby and Danevirke
  83. Heritage of Mercury
  84. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  85. Historic Cairo
  86. Horyu-ji Area
  87. Huascaran National Park
  88. Hué
  89. Hwaseong Fortress
  90. Iguacu
  91. Iguazu National Park
  92. Independence Hall
  93. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  94. Istanbul
  95. Jeju
  96. Jelling
  97. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  98. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  99. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  100. Jongmyo Shrine
  101. Kew Gardens
  102. Kinderdijk
  103. Kronborg Castle
  104. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  105. Las Medulas
  106. Lima
  107. Liverpool
  108. Longobards in Italy
  109. Luther Memorials
  110. Lyon
  111. Lübeck
  112. Macao
  113. Machu Picchu
  114. Major Town Houses
  115. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  116. Maritime Greenwich
  117. Maulbronn Monastery
  118. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
  119. Messel Pit
  120. Meteora
  121. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  122. Modena
  123. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  124. Monastery of Alcobaça
  125. Monastery of Batalha
  126. Mont-Saint-Michel
  127. Monte San Giorgio
  128. Mostar
  129. Mycenae and Tiryns
  130. Mystras
  131. Nancy
  132. Nasca Lines
  133. Naumburg Cathedral
  134. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  135. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  136. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  137. Nubian Monuments
  138. Old City of Berne
  139. Olympia
  140. Oporto
  141. Orange
  142. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  143. Palenque
  144. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  145. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  146. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  147. Plitvice Lakes
  148. Poblet Monastery
  149. Pont du Gard
  150. Potsdam
  151. Prague
  152. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  153. Primeval Beech Forests
  154. Provins
  155. Pyramids (Memphis)
  156. Quedlinburg
  157. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  158. Ravenna
  159. Regensburg
  160. Reichenau
  161. Reims
  162. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  163. Roman Walls of Lugo
  164. Rome
  165. Roskilde Cathedral
  166. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  167. Royal Joseon Tombs
  168. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  169. Saint-Emilion
  170. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  171. Salzburg
  172. San Gimignano
  173. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  174. Santiago de Compostela
  175. Santo Domingo
  176. Schokland
  177. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  178. Sian Ka'an
  179. Siena
  180. Sintra
  181. Skocjan Caves
  182. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  183. Speyer Cathedral
  184. Split
  185. Stari Grad Plain
  186. Statue of Liberty
  187. Stećci
  188. Stoclet House
  189. Stonehenge
  190. Stralsund and Wismar
  191. Strasbourg
  192. Sukhothai
  193. Tarraco
  194. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  195. Thang Long
  196. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  197. The Four Lifts
  198. Tiwanaku
  199. Tower of Hercules
  200. Tower of London
  201. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  202. Trier
  203. Trogir
  204. University of Coimbra
  205. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  206. Uxmal
  207. Van Nellefabriek
  208. Vatican City
  209. Venetian Works of Defence
  210. Venice and its Lagoon
  211. Verona
  212. Versailles
  213. Vicenza
  214. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  215. Villa d'Este
  216. Vézelay
  217. Völklingen Ironworks
  218. Wadden Sea
  219. Wartburg Castle
  220. Westminster
  221. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  222. Würzburg Residence
  223. Zollverein
  1. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  2. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  3. Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac (T)
  4. Archaeological site of Ancient Messene (T)
  5. Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T)
  6. Centre ancien de Sarlat (T)
  7. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  8. Francke Foundation Buildings (T)
  9. Franja Partisan Hospital (T)
  10. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  11. Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Po (T)
  12. La Camargue (T)
  13. Lake Titicaca (T)
  14. Late Medieval Bastioned Fortifications in Greece (T)
  15. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand (T)
  16. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  17. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  18. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  19. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  20. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  21. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  22. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  23. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  24. Rade de Marseille (T)
  25. Residence Ensemble Schwerin - Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism (T)
  26. Ring of cenotes of Chicxulub Crater, Yucatan (T)
  27. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  28. Sarajevo - unique symbol of universal multiculture - continual open city (T)
  29. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  30. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  31. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  32. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T)
  33. The natural and architectural ensemble of Blagaj (T)
  34. The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac (T)
  35. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  36. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)
  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library
  2. Amritsar
  3. Bagan
  4. City of Herat
  5. Cultural Landscape of Santorini
  6. Dzongs of Bhutan
  7. Ephesus
  8. Huaca de la Luna and Huaca del Sol
  9. La Grotte ornée Chauvet - Pont d'Arc
  10. Minoan palaces of Crete
  11. Okavango Delta
  12. Pharaonic Temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu
  13. Rainforests of Polynesia
  14. Silk Roads
  15. Sites Mégalithiques de Carnac
  16. Synagogue of Subotica
  17. The Archaeological Site of Göbeklitepe
  18. The Sacred Complex of Babylon
  19. Varanasi
  20. Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period: Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe Kyau