First sites filling gaps cited by ICOMOS

Gaps and underrepresented categories as identified by ICOMOS in Only first sites that have filled the gap or boosted the underrepresented category are named. The report dates from 2005, but the sites included are up to 2004.

The connection belongs to World Heritage Process connections.

Connected Sites

Aapravasi Ghat: slavery-migration 2006
Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Mesopotamian cultures 2016
Berat and Gjirokastra: Ottomans 2005
Biblical Tells: traditional irrigation 2005
Bikini Atoll: Nuclear energy 2010
Camino Real: land route 2010
Caral-Supe : non Mayan Precolumbian cultures 2009
Causses and Cévennes: transhumance 2011
Chief Roi Mata's Domain: non Australian cultural sites of the Pacific 2008
Chongoni Rock Art: African rock art 2006
Cienfuegos: modern towns 2005
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape: Industrial landscape / coal energy (2006)
Dengfeng: mythic origin 2010
Harar: Islam 2006
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works: post independence Americas and non European technological properties 2005
Incense Route of the Negev: cultural route 2005
Kaiping Diaolou: Asian vernacular architecture 2007
Kondoa: African rock art 2006
Kuk: non Australian cultural sites of the Pacific 2008
Le Havre: modern towns 2005
Lopé-Okanda: cultural sites of Central Africa 2007
Meroe: Ancient Egypt 2011
Mostar: Ottomans 2005
Mount Wutai: Buddhism (2009)
Osun-Osogbo: living indigenous traditions 2005
Plantin-Moretus Museum: non mining pre Industrial revolutions technological properties in Europe 2005
Rammelsberg and Goslar: water energy (extension 2010)
Rjukan / Notodden: electric energy (2015)
Saloum Delta: hunting-gathering-fishing (2011)
Sewell Mining Town: Industrial landscape (2006)
Stone Circles of Senegambia: African archaeology 2006
Tequila: Industrial landscape / non vineyard agricultural landscape (2006)
University of Coimbra: Education (2013) - "The University of Coimbra-Alta and Sofia influences educational institutions of the former Portuguese empire over seven centuries received and disseminated knowledge in the fields of arts, sciences, law, architecture, town planning and landscape design. Coimbra University played a decisive role in the development of institutional and architectural design of universities in the Lusophone world and can be seen as a reference site in this context."
Çatalhöyük: Anatolian cultures 2012


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