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Author winterkjm
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#31 | Posted: 3 May 2021 00:35 | Edited by: winterkjm 
Daegokcheon Stream Petroglyphs (Republic of Korea)

Korea's next nomination has been scheduled for 2025.

http://www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?art_id=9316397

Astronomical Observatories of Kazan Federal University (Russia) - further confirmation of a 2022 submission, aiming for inscription in 2023.

https://realnoevremya.com/articles/5419-engelhard-astronomical-observatory-expects-to-acquire-unesco-status

Nîmes, Antiquity in the present (France) - recent articles indicate a planned submission for 2022, aiming for inscription in 2023. According to reports the nomination file will be reduced to the Maison Carrée alone.

https://www.midilibre.fr/2021/01/21/inscription-a-lunesco-mais-au-fait-que-devient-la-candidature-de-nimes-9323865.php

Author elsslots
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#32 | Posted: 4 Jul 2021 00:12 

Author Durian
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#33 | Posted: 8 Aug 2021 07:48 
Japan

Japan will decide 2023 candidate on this 11 August, and Sado Gold Mine is the only candidate.

https://www.niigata-nippo.co.jp/news/national/20210805633539.html

Author Durian
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#34 | Posted: 19 Aug 2021 10:49 
Just got informed Thailand's Vice Prime Minister and National World Heritage Committee asked government to propose hosting WHC 2023!

Author ajoszucs
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#35 | Posted: 21 Aug 2021 14:14 
elsslots
After the taliban takeover it will be interesting to see whether they pursue this or not. I would not be surprised by either. Iran and Saudi Arabia were quite harshly against the preservation of unislamic ruins and old cities, and now their put sites on the list every year...

Author Messy
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#36 | Posted: 25 Aug 2021 08:12 
ajoszucs
A dozen and a half years ago, when I visited Persepolis, the guide told us how the locals defeated the mullahs who tried to destroy the place soon after the revolution.

Author jeanbon
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#37 | Posted: 25 Aug 2021 17:16 
Yep, Persian are very proud of their history and culture, it has saved many sites

Author Solivagant
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#38 | Posted: 26 Aug 2021 01:51 | Edited by: Solivagant 
Messy:
ajoszucs
A dozen and a half years ago, when I visited Persepolis, the guide told us how the locals defeated the mullahs who tried to destroy the place soon after the revolution.

jeanbon:
Yep, Persian are very proud of their history and culture, it has saved many sites

Following ajoszucs comment above "Iran and Saudi Arabia were quite harshly against the preservation of unislamic ruins and old cities, and now they put sites on the list every year." I have been discussing the matter with a contact in Iran (who is not "pro" the regime). Indeed I think there is a large difference between the long term "anti tangible heritage" Wahhabi-inspired culture in Saudi - which held sway in the country until fairly recently and the events which took place during the "chaotic period" of the Iranian revolution - which never gained control of the country - even if Khomeini was often ambiguous in ihis statements..

Undoubtedly there is a "fundamentalist strand" within Iranian Shiism which, even today, tries (without a great deal of success!) to prevent statues of non Islamic persons being erected in Iranian towns. But Iranian religious culture has never demonstrated the total hostility towards depications of humans etc which has been common in many Islamic societies and reached an extreme in Saudi. Anone who travels around Iran will know that statues are everywhere!

The events at Persepolis were part of an anti Royalist rather than hard line Islamic movement - in the early days of the Iranian revolution anything with ANY connection to royalty was destroyed - anyone who has visited the the Sa'dabad Complex outside Tehran will remember the boots of Reaza Shah which are the only bit of his staute remaining! Any place with the name of "shah" was changed. And Persepolis was to be included because of its connections with Cyrus... and also of course with Mohammed Reza Shah who linked himself to the site via his OTT celebrations of 2500 years of royalty there in 1971. The incident was initiated by Ayatollah Sadegh Khalkhali, widely hated in Iran and known as the "Hanging judge".
This article gives quite a good indication of the nature of anti heritage actions in Iran during the Revolution, including the movement against Persepolis, and thereafter through to 2015.
Apparently the poet Ferdowsi raises particular dislike among hardline Mullahs - but statues of Saadi and Hafiz are ok. I am told that Omar Khayyam is a problem for them!!
Other examples given of the destruction of e.g historic Hammams in Isfahan seem to arise more from the more common human attributes of greed and lack of interest than from any deep seated dislike of "heritage". One man's "historic hammam" is another's "block on progress"!

Author winterkjm
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#39 | Posted: 24 Sep 2021 23:38 
Mrauk-U (Myanmar)

"As the draft proposal was submitted in early September, the Nomination Dossier - Complete must be submitted by 2022. Then June 2023. Mrauk-U should be designated a World Heritage Site at a regular UNESCO meeting in July."

https://burma.irrawaddy.com/lifestyle/culture/2021/09/24/246227.html

Author Astraftis
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#40 | Posted: 26 Sep 2021 17:11 
winterkjm

Oooh, Mrauk-U! I am very happy! Yes, like the Irrawaddy I also think it should be a sort of an auto-include, once nominated.

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