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Ancient Greek Theatres (T) 17-Jul-18

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.

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The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac (T) 16-Jul-18

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) 14-Jul-18

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) 13-Jul-18

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) 22-Feb-17

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: 235

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

Proposal New WHS:

  1. Altamira Cave : 5.0
  2. Burgos Cathedral : 5.0
  3. Asturian Monuments : 4.5
  4. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu : 4.0
  5. Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin : 4.0
  6. Route of Santiago de Compostela : 4.0
  7. Vall de Boi : 4.0
  8. Atapuerca : 3.5
  9. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley : 3.5
  10. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon : 3.5
  11. Vizcaya Bridge : 2.0
  12. Aachen Cathedral
  13. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  14. Abbey of St Gall
  15. Acropolis
  16. Albi
  17. Alto Douro
  18. Amiens Cathedral
  19. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  20. Ancient Kyoto
  21. Ancient Nara
  22. Ancient Thebes
  23. Angkor
  24. Aquileia
  25. Archaeological Site of Aigai
  26. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  27. Arequipa
  28. Arles
  29. Avignon
  30. Ayutthaya
  31. Bamberg
  32. Bauhaus Sites
  33. Beemster Polder
  34. Belem
  35. Belfries
  36. Bellinzone
  37. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  38. Bordeaux
  39. Botanical Garden, Padua
  40. Bourges Cathedral
  41. Brugge
  42. Calakmul
  43. Campeche
  44. Canal du Midi
  45. Canterbury
  46. Caral-Supe
  47. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  48. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  49. Champagne
  50. Chan Chan
  51. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  52. Chartres Cathedral
  53. Chavin
  54. Chichen-Itza
  55. Christiansfeld
  56. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  57. City of Bath
  58. City of Luxembourg
  59. Classical Weimar
  60. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  61. Cologne Cathedral
  62. Colonia del Sacramento
  63. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  64. Corvey
  65. Crespi d'Adda
  66. Cuzco
  67. Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc
  68. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  69. Dubrovnik
  70. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  71. Epidaurus
  72. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  73. Evora
  74. Fagus Factory
  75. Ferrara
  76. Flemish Béguinages
  77. Florence
  78. Fontainebleau
  79. Fortifications of Vauban
  80. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  81. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  82. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  83. Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen
  84. Grand Place, Brussels
  85. Graz
  86. Guimarães
  87. Gwynedd Castles
  88. Gyeongju
  89. Ha Long Bay
  90. Haeinsa Temple
  91. Hahoe and Yangdong
  92. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  93. Hedeby and Danevirke
  94. Heritage of Mercury
  95. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  96. Historic Cairo
  97. Horyu-ji Area
  98. Huascaran National Park
  99. Hué
  100. Hwaseong Fortress
  101. Iguacu
  102. Iguazu National Park
  103. Independence Hall
  104. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  105. Istanbul
  106. Jeju
  107. Jelling
  108. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  109. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  110. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  111. Jongmyo Shrine
  112. Kew Gardens
  113. Kinderdijk
  114. Kronborg Castle
  115. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  116. Las Medulas
  117. Lima
  118. Liverpool
  119. Longobards in Italy
  120. Luther Memorials
  121. Lyon
  122. Lübeck
  123. Macao
  124. Machu Picchu
  125. Major Town Houses
  126. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  127. Maritime Greenwich
  128. Maulbronn Monastery
  129. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
  130. Messel Pit
  131. Meteora
  132. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  133. Modena
  134. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  135. Monastery of Alcobaça
  136. Monastery of Batalha
  137. Mont-Saint-Michel
  138. Monte San Giorgio
  139. Mostar
  140. Mycenae and Tiryns
  141. Mystras
  142. Nancy
  143. Nasca Lines
  144. Naumburg Cathedral
  145. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  146. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  147. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  148. Nubian Monuments
  149. Old City of Berne
  150. Olympia
  151. Oporto
  152. Orange
  153. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  154. Palenque
  155. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  156. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  157. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  158. Plitvice Lakes
  159. Poblet Monastery
  160. Pont du Gard
  161. Potsdam
  162. Prague
  163. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  164. Primeval Beech Forests
  165. Provins
  166. Pyramids (Memphis)
  167. Quedlinburg
  168. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  169. Ravenna
  170. Regensburg
  171. Reichenau
  172. Reims
  173. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  174. Roman Walls of Lugo
  175. Rome
  176. Roskilde Cathedral
  177. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  178. Royal Joseon Tombs
  179. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  180. Saint-Emilion
  181. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  182. Salzburg
  183. San Gimignano
  184. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  185. Santiago de Compostela
  186. Santo Domingo
  187. Schokland
  188. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  189. Sian Ka'an
  190. Siena
  191. Sintra
  192. Skocjan Caves
  193. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  194. Speyer Cathedral
  195. Split
  196. Stari Grad Plain
  197. Statue of Liberty
  198. Stećci
  199. Stoclet House
  200. Stonehenge
  201. Stralsund and Wismar
  202. Strasbourg
  203. Sukhothai
  204. Tarraco
  205. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  206. Thang Long
  207. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  208. The Four Lifts
  209. Tiwanaku
  210. Tower of Hercules
  211. Tower of London
  212. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  213. Trier
  214. Trogir
  215. University of Coimbra
  216. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  217. Uxmal
  218. Van Nellefabriek
  219. Vatican City
  220. Venetian Works of Defence
  221. Venice and its Lagoon
  222. Verona
  223. Versailles
  224. Vicenza
  225. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  226. Villa d'Este
  227. Vézelay
  228. Völklingen Ironworks
  229. Wadden Sea
  230. Wartburg Castle
  231. Westminster
  232. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  233. Würzburg Residence
  234. Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  235. 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