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Author meltwaterfalls
#91 | Posted: 26 Jan 2015 05:34 
I had completely missed that Lake Pampulha was being put forward. This may need a bit of re-jigging of our holiday plans.

I'm assuming that Gorham's Cave (and the other three in the complex) is only open to scientists at the moment. Does anyone know of anything different? I've had a few searches on line but nothing seems to indicate tourists can access it.

Author Solivagant
#92 | Posted: 26 Jan 2015 06:00 | Edited by: Solivagant 
I'm assuming that Gorham's Cave (and the other three in the complex) is only open to scientists at the moment. Does anyone know of anything different?

That is indeed the case for the entire 4 cave "complex"! See -
"Access to the Gorham's Cave Complex is strictly controlled. The only persons permitted within the site are scientists and visitors under strict supervision by Gibraltar Museum staff . Access to the site by land involves entry via two gates. The first is controlled by Ministry of Defence police and the second requires a key which is held by the Ministry of Defence. The key is only released to authorised Gibraltar Museum personnel. The proposed World Heritage Site starts from the second gate and is wholly part of Government of Gibraltar Estate
Sheer cliffs make the site inaccessible by land other than through the gate and steps down to the beach where the caves are situated. Coastal access to the site is severely limited by the rugged nature of the coastline, which is regularly patrolled by Royal Gibraltar Police vessels."

See page 17 of this ions/Gorhams_Cave_Technical_Evaluation.pdf

One thing which surprises me about this early technical evaluation is that NO mention is made in the Comparison section of the Mt Carmel Caves. At the time (April 2012) they were just a few months away from being inscribed so must have been on Israel's T List and surely should have been referred to.

This is a section from UNESCO's intro to Mt Carmel Caves
".. contains cultural deposits representing at least 500,000 years of human evolution demonstrating the unique existence of both Neanderthals and Early Anatomically Modern Humans within the same Middle Palaeolithic cultural framework, the Mousterian.."
And this from the Gibraltar technical eval
"The Gorham's Cave Complex in Gibraltar has Outstanding Universal Value because of the long and complete archaeological and palaeontological sequences that uniquely inform on the way of life of the Neanderthal people in their stronghold and where they survived later than anywhere else on the planet. It also documents the subsequent arrival of Modern Humans".

Author winterkjm
#93 | Posted: 27 Jan 2015 22:44 | Edited by: winterkjm 

Author hubert
#94 | Posted: 28 Jan 2015 04:38 

Author Durian
#95 | Posted: 28 Jan 2015 20:58 | Edited by: Durian 

Author kanfil
#96 | Posted: 29 Jan 2015 02:26 
Confirmation for Le Corbusier dossier submission.

The maison Guiette is still in the Le Corbusier proposal?

Author winterkjm
#97 | Posted: 29 Jan 2015 03:41 | Edited by: winterkjm 
The Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings nomination has made the deadline.

The official name from reports is:
Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright

Author hubert
#98 | Posted: 29 Jan 2015 04:16 
The maison Guiette is still in the Le Corbusier proposal?

Yes it is. The revised nomination includes 17 locations in 7 countries: France (10), Switzerland (2), Belgium, Germany, Argentina, Japan, and India. Chandigarh has been added, so it seems that two French sites and one from Switzerland were withdrawn. But I could not figure out which.
Additionally, the Firminy site only includes the Maison de la Culture, the stadium and the St. Pierre Church were withdrawn.

Author winterkjm
#99 | Posted: 30 Jan 2015 08:41 

Author winterkjm
#100 | Posted: 30 Jan 2015 08:47 | Edited by: winterkjm 
Possible Nominations for 2016: 46 sites!
• Ruin of M'banza Kongo (Angola)
• Le Corbusier (Argentina, France, Germany, Switzerland, India, Japan)
• Parc National de la Pendjari (Benin)
• Cal Orck'o: Footprints of time (Bolivia)
• Medieval Tombstones (Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia)
• Lake Pampulha (Brazil)
• Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site (Brazil)
• Groupe de Sambor Prei Kuk (Cambodia)
• Mistaken Point (Canada)
• Pimachiowin Aki (Canada)
• Massif de l'Ennedi : paysage naturel et culturel (Chad)
• Kulangsu (China)
• The Rock Painting of the Mountain Huashan (China)
• Xinjiang Altai Mountains [extension] (China)
• San Antonio del Cerro de Oro de Zaruma (Ecuador)
• Les Iles Marquises (France)
• Chaξne des Puys et faille de Limagne (France)
• Francke Foundation Buildings (Germany)
• Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohořν (Germany, Czech Rep)
• Archaeological site of Philippi (Greece)
• Zagorochoria – North Pindos National Park (Greece)
• Excavated Remains at Nalanda (India)
• Kangchendzonga National Park (India)
• Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai (India)
• Aihole-Badami-Pattadakal [extension] (India)
• Toraja Traditional Settlements (Indonesia)
• The Historical Structure of Yazd (Iran)
• The Sacred Complex of Babylon (Iraq)
• Churches and Christian sites in Nagasaki (Japan)
• Umm el-Jimal (Jordan)
• Western Tien-Shan (Kazahkstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan)
• Plains of Jars (Laos)
• Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
• Historic core of Cetinje (Montenegro)
• Myauk-U Archaeological Area and Monuments (Myanmar)
• Seowon, Confucian Academies (Republic of Korea)
• Dolmen sites of Antequera (Spain)
• Pleistocene occupation sites of Klasies River, Border Cave, Wonderwerk Cave and comparable sites (South Africa)
• Phuphrabat Historical Park (Thailand)
• Historic City of Ani (Tukey)
• The Archaeological Site of Gφbeklitepe (Turkey)
• Ed-Dur Site (UAE)
• Gorham's Cave Complex (UK)
• Ancient Termiz (Uzbekistan)
• Petroglyphs within Archaeological and Natural Landscape of Sarmishsay (Uzbekistan)
• Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright (USA)

Asia - 18
Europe - 13
Latin America - 5
Arab States - 4
Africa - 3
North America - 3

Author kkanekahn
#101 | Posted: 31 Jan 2015 07:39 
This extension was submitted for 2015 as Incomplete, but I am yet to hear about any further developments. I am not sure how this even could be submitted if it wasn't on the tentative list. It has 27 components and seems likely to have become part of the Hoysala nomination (extension or new nomination)?

Aihole-Badami-Pattadakal has different architecture style(chalukya) compared to Hoyasala. So, it can not be a part of hoyasala nomination.

Author winterkjm
#102 | Posted: 2 Feb 2015 22:37 | Edited by: winterkjm 
Lut Desert (Iran) torical-sites-in-unesco-

Clarification: Confusing which site is meant for the 2016 cultural nomination. There are important Qanats in Yazd as well?

Qanats of Gonabad or The Historical Structure of Yazd

Author winterkjm
#103 | Posted: 3 Feb 2015 01:50 | Edited by: winterkjm 
Not submitted for 2016, Kulangsu (China). Unsure if the Xinjiang Altai Mountains extension was already submitted, but all indications are that China is only submitting (1) new nomination for 2016.

Author winterkjm
#104 | Posted: 4 Feb 2015 00:24 

Author Durian
#105 | Posted: 11 Feb 2015 19:52 | Edited by: Durian 

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