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Author Solivagant
#241 | Posted: 4 Dec 2021 02:31 | Edited by: Solivagant 
India 2 (A few problems/issues which I have "bolded")

Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India – ?????? ("8 locations......traditional houses of craftsmen and textile production centers".... "houses.....are examples of vernacular architecture....evolved over a large span of time. The Plan of a weaver's house developed from the livelihood needs of the inhabitants."... "Town.....divided into.....residential neighborhoods. The mohallas of the different communities of the weavers are important part of the urban morphology"..... So many "possibles" - Residences, Factory & Industry, Transport & Trade, Urban Asian. Which & how many??)

Keibul Lamjao Conservation Area (Mixed) – Lake & Wetland / Human Activity Agriculture ("Loktak Lake has a unique ecosystem called 'Phumdi' (floating mats of soil and vegetation)...home to Manipur brow-antlered deer... "lake is rich in biodiversity and has been designated as a wetland of International Importance / "surrounded by many villages mainly inhabited by the Meitei, a dominant ethnic group of Manipur..... floating huts exemplify uniqueness in their architecture.... sacred groves/ forest deity is worshiped in almost all the villages...... vast agricultural fields surrounding the Loktak Lake is known as pat-lou (pat meaning 'lake' and lou meaning 'agricultural field') where indigenous paddy...are cultivated..... agricultural use of the Phumdi.....exemplifies an exceptional system which has evolved organically and harmoniously over time." No mention of CL in the text.)

Mattanchery Palace – Palace ("16th century Portuguese colonial palace built as a present for the King of Cochin. It was extended by the Dutch in the 17th century, hence the nickname "Dutch Palace")

Moidams – Burial ("12th-18th century Mound-Burial system of the Ahom Dynasty." Why, by the way, is "Burial" categorised as "secular"? Better to drop the word completely across all Categories and leave "Religious" to where it is "special"?)

Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate – Military & Fortif (4 sets of monuments. Each set is situated within a fort or fortified area which contains "historic structures rang(ing) from military and defensive structures, mortuary baths, silos, mosques, gardens, residential quarters, pavilions and royal courts, showcasing the entire range of structures that catered to life in a medieval fortified town in India." So – does "Military & Fortif capture enough? We have made it do so for e.g The Red Fort etc)

Monuments of Srirangapatna Island Town – Milit & Fortif ("defence architecture...mostly located within the walls of the fort. They include two monumental gates, two dungeons, temples and the remains of a palace. They date from the 16th-19th centuries.")

Mountain Railways of India (Ext) –Trade & Transport

Mughal Gardens in Kashmir - CL Clearly Defined ("six 'later' gardens from the Mughal Period. They all were created as stand-alone gardens to be visited for pleasure.")

Namdapha National Park - ???? ("remote, forested area....steep, mountainous terrain.....more than 1,000 floral and about 1,400 faunal species...biodiversity hotspot in the Eastern Himalayas. Notable mammals include the endemic and critically endangered Namdapha flying squirrel, and Malayan sun bear, Indian wolf and Asiatic black bear." Kaziranga (& Manas!!!??) have both been categ as "Fauna" - presumably for their Iconic megafauna? Does the Namdapha Flying squirrel" count as much as a Rhino or do we generalise with "Forest"??)

Narcondam Island – Insular ("an oceanic island. It is of volcanic origin and has a volcanic mountain of 700m in alititude. The remote island is known for the occurrence of the endemic Narcondam Hornbill.")

Neora Valley National Park – Forest ("temperate forests in the E. Himalayas. Bamboo is the dominant plant species at lower altitudes....habitat of the endangered Red Panda.")

Padmanabhapuram Palace – Palace ("16th C wooden palace of the former Maharajas of Travancore. The palace complex.....shows the traditional timber architecture of South India.")

River island of Majuli - CL Contin ("cultural landscape of small villages and satras - religious institutions")

Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala – Religious Hindu ("two groups of temples from the 11th – 14th C. The Hoysala rulers incorporated both Hinduism and Jainism.....The Chennakeshava temple in Belur remains an important pilgrimage center." Same old problem with "Indigenous".... How or whether to "recognise" Jainism which is no more nor less "indigenous" than Hinduism!)

Santiniketan – Education & Science

Satpura Tiger Reserve - Fauna (better only to use "Flora" or "Fauna" with a species referred to in the title?)

Serial Nomin of Maratha Military Architecture in Maharashtra – Milit & Fortif

Silk Road Sites in India – Transport & Trade

Sites along the Grand Trunk Road – Trade & Transport ("British colonial road system connecting Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Parts......existed...from the 4rd century BC.....includes 93 locations".)

Sites of Saytagrah – Secular Memorials & Monuments ("22 locations associated with India's non-violent freedom movement"....A number of Ashrams and a series of "Political sites" where significant events took place such as a Saltworks , a university, Ghats and houses used by Gandhi.... "Most of the sites...have been converted into Gandhi Museums or Memorials and follow the Gandhian principles of austerity and simplicity" Comparators include Indep Hall, Robben Island, Luther memorials)

Sri Harimandir Sahib - Religious Indigenous (for Sikhism)

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple – Religious Hindu ("temple-town constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture...largest functioning Hindu temple in the world: with 81 shrines, 21 towers, 39 pavilions....")

Temples at Bishnupur - Religious Hindu ("large number of 17th century Hindu temples.)

Temples of Kanchipuram – Religious Hindu ("11 temples built by the Pallava dynasty....sculptors were innovative.....shifting away from the rock-cut monuments to building free-standing structural of the seven most significant pilgrim centres of Hinduism, mainly for both Saivites and Vaishnavites.")

The historic ensemble of Orchha – Palace / ????? (Capital of the Bundela Dynasty 1532-1783..."town encompasses a very dense collection of the historical buildings, gardens and traditional housings".... "a living cultural site......The cultural landscape survives as a discernible palimpsest, its historic layers still overpowering the new development".... "huge palace-fort......three palaces show the distinct Bundeli architectural style. A particular form of garden design also developed here"...Hindu Temples.... Cenotaphs....So which from Fort, Palace, Urban Asian ... or even "CL Contin"!!)

The Neolithic Settlement of Burzahom – Arch Prehistoric

The Qutb Shahi Monuments of Hyderabad – Milit & Fortif (part of Deccan Sultanate above but limited to 1 set of Fort/Tombs etc)

Thembang Fortified Village – Milit & Fortif (I note that The Dzongs of Bhutan have been dual categorised as "Religious Buddhist". The Indian text doesn't give any particular emphasis to the religious role of Thembang Dzong – so, I have ignored that aspect as we do for every church in a WHS in Europe for instance. The Bhutanese Dzong entry, on the other hand, does emphasise their religious aspect (even in the title). If we are not going to use "Religious" here then we could consider using "Urban – Asian" since the text indicates that areas beyond the Dzong would be included calling it "Thembang Village and Dzong,")

Wild Ass Sanctuary – Fauna

I will move on to "H" – Hungary, Honduras & Haiti

Author Solivagant
#242 | Posted: 4 Dec 2021 04:29 
Centre historique de Jacmel Urban – Urban Colonial ("dates mainly from in 1895....rebuilt with iron and cast iron pre-fabricated houses from Europe. In the colonial days it was an important port in the coffee trade". Urban but not "Latin American" nor really "Colonial" – even though many might call it such. Wiki states "known for its well-preserved French Colonial architecture". Highlights the problems with our categs!)

El Gigante Rockshelter – Arch Prehistoric ("former seasonal settlement and place of ritual for hunter-gatherer communities...occupied from around 11,000 years ago")

Mining Towns of Central and Southern Honduras – Urban Colonial & Mining (colonial period Gold/silver mining towns..." urban layout was adapted to the mountainous geographical setting and they maintain their vernacular architecture and monuments". "Urban Colonial" but when also to recognise "Mining"? Ouro Preto & Diamantina – we haven't. Guanajuato & Banska – we have. Needs a mine to visit or signif indust remains??? Here - "The material remains of mining operations maintain a high degree of authenticity. The extraction of ore is evident in the mineshafts, tunnels, galleries and pits....remains....outside the mine entrances related to the working and refinement of the ore....mining mills made up of dredges, traction and hydraulic mills, stockpiles, smelting furnaces, etc.")

Rio Platano (ext) – Forest ("provides additional ecosystem diversity.....coastal lagoons.....and an enlarged contiguous block of dense tropical rainforest." We currently have this as River/Wetland. Better to choose "forest??)

San Fernando de Omoa Fortress –Milit & Fortif ("18th century Spanish colonial fortification.")

Balaton Uplands Cultural Landscape (Mixed) – Volcanic / CL Contin ("hilly landscape of volcanic origin that has been exploited since the Middle Ages. The lands are used for viticulture. A variety of volcanic features can be seen, such as a basalt organ (Saint George Hill) and the stone seas of the Káli Basin"...." natural gallery of volcanic and erosional phenomena" So – Volcanic or erosion? It might have been better only to use "Volcanic" with activity – but we haven't always done so.)

Le Chateau-fort médieval d'Esztergom - Milit & Fortif (Only the Fort ....Zero description on UNESCO ably replaced by the wider entry below?)

Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture – Civic & Public (5 works – Museum, Church , Institute, Bank, City Hall. I think we ignore the church being "Religious!)

Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád - Palace ("Combined with the hunting area of the royal forest of Pilis they represent the landscape use of medieval royal seats. The medieval castle of Esztergom and the Royal Palace of Visegrád are the major monuments". So – Fort or Palace...or both?? The extensions seem to have moved the site away from the former with "Palace" including frounds etc as with e.g Fontainebleau.?)

State Stud-Farm Estate of Mezöhegyes – Agriculture (Seems a clone of Kladruby. But no mention of CL in the UNESCO text – nor, unlike Kladruby, in the title. So have ignored CL possibility.)

System of Fortifications at Komárom - Milit & Fortif

The Ipolytartnóc Fossils – Non Hominid fossils ("mostly marine fossils....include the teeth of 24 different species of sharks as well as the teeth of crocodiles and dolphins. Fossil footprints of various animals.....And...includes a petrified forest")

The Network of Rural Heritage Buildings in Hungary – Residences ("a number of country houses that represent folk architecture. They date from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The proposal may include over 100 buildings")

Wooden bell-towers in the Upper Tisza-Region – Religious Christian ("only in situ remains of this region's...wooden from the 17th/18th C when Reformed churches were (re)built not in stone but in the cheaper timber")

I will take "G" after Greece – Guy, Guin Biss, Guin, Guat, Gren

Author elsslots
#243 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 02:09 
The D's:

Amalienborg and its district - Palace
Moler landscapes of the Liim Fiord - Non-hominid fossils + Volcanic ("the world's largest series of volcanic ash layers which are readily observed in quarry walls and natural cliffs, together with an abundance of exceptionally well preserved fossils. ")
The Maritime Heritage of Dragør Old Town and Harbour - A 'skipper-town' from the era of the great tall ships in the 18th and 19th centuries - Urban landscape Maritime
Viking Age Ring Fortresses - Archeological Viking

Aire naturelle protégée de Djalélo - Fauna
Aire naturelle terrestre protégée d'Assamo - Fauna
Lac Abbeh - Rivers, wetlands and lakes + Archeo SubSaharan
Le Lac Assal - Rivers, wetlands and lakes
Le Parc National de la forêt du Day - Forest
Le paysage urbain historique de la ville de Djibouti et ses bâtiments spécifiques - Urban landscape African
Les Gravures Rupestre d'Abourma - Rock Art
Les Îles Moucha et Maskali - Marine/Coastal
Les paysages naturels de la région d'Obock - Marine/Coastal
Les Tumulus (Awellos) - Burial

Fort Shirley - Military/Fortifications
Morne Diablotin National Park - Fauna (birdwatching)
Soufriere-Scott's Head Marine Reserve – Marine/Coastal

Dominican Rep
Archaeological and Historical National Park of Pueblo Viejo, La Vega - Archeo Caribbean
Arte Rupestre Prehispanico en Republica Dominicana - Rock Art
City of Azúa de Compostela - Urban landscape Colonial
Historical Centre of Puerto Plata - Urban landscape Colonial
Jacagua, Villa of Santiago - Archeo Caribbean
Montecristi - Urban landscape Latin American?
Nuestra Senora de Monte Alegre or la Duquesa Sugar Mill [Ruta de Los Ingenios] - Industry/Factories
Parque Nacional Cotubanamá - Rock art (also has shipwrecks)
Parque Nacional Jaragua - Rock art + Coastal marine
Primeros Ingenios Coloniales Azucareros de América - Industry/Factories
Sanate Sugar Mill [Ruta de Los Ingenios] - Industry/Factories
Santuario de Mamíferos Marinos Bancos de La Plata y Navidad – Fauna + Transport/Trade (shipwrecks)
Sitio Arqueológico de la Villa La Isabela – Archeo Caribbean

Author elsslots
#244 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 02:54 
Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India – ?????? ("8 locations......traditional houses of craftsmen and textile production centers".... "houses.....are examples of vernacular architecture....evolved over a large span of time. The Plan of a weaver's house developed from the livelihood needs of the inhabitants."... "Town.....divided into.....residential neighborhoods. The mohallas of the different communities of the weavers are important part of the urban morphology"..... So many "possibles" - Residences, Factory & Industry, Transport & Trade, Urban Asian. Which & how many??)

I have gone for Factories&Industry for similar (small) industries. Here there is an additional criterion proposed for the settlements, which are Urban Asian (it's not about individual residences, but about whole villages).

Author elsslots
#245 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 02:57 
Why, by the way, is "Burial" categorised as "secular"? Better to drop the word completely across all Categories and leave "Religious" to where it is "special"?)

Will do this at the end of the exercise, as it takes some reengineering.

Author elsslots
#246 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 03:02 
Does the Namdapha Flying squirrel" count as much as a Rhino or do we generalise with "Forest"??)

I've done Forest and Fauna, as it is proposed on 3 criteria

Author Solivagant
#247 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 03:33 
Architecture vernaculaire et paysage culturel mandingue du Gberedou/Hamana – CLContin ("sacred pools.......traditional villages. The vernacular architecture of Gberedou/Hamana consists of small round earthen huts grouped in family concessions, with straw roofs, painted and decorated with simple linear motifs.")

Paysage culturel des monts Nimba – CL Assoc (The text is a rambling mess...the general picture is of a CL consisting of physical aspects of human habitation around the central mountains supplemented by spiritual aspects provided by the forest and the high mountains. So is it primarily "Continuing" or "Associative"? There is description of tangible aspects so I have gone for the former "Plus vaste, cette zone abrite la plupart des villages du site des Monts Nimba elle se caracterise par une impressionnante quantite de curiosites dont les plus remarquables sont entre autres : les pouts naturels ; les ponts en Panes stir les cours d'eau ; la mare sacree aux silurcs, ou il est interdit de pecher ; la grotte bandée.")

Route de l'esclave en Afrique segment de Timbo au Rio Pongo – Trade & Transport (unless or until we have a separate categ for Slavery)

Reserve de Biosphere de l'Archipel des Bijagos – Marine & Coastal (intertidal zones....mangroves and palm trees.....fauna is rich and diverse, particularly with regard to fish (155 species), marine turtles (5 species) and birds (with one million individuals, it is the second most important site for migratory birds in West Africa). Manatees, crocodiles, dolphins, hippos and land mammals are also found here". Could be "Insular" &/or "Fauna"?)

City Hall, Georgetown – Civic & Public

Fort Zeelandia - Milit & Fortif

Georgetown's Plantation Structure and Historic Buildings – Urban Colonial ("townscape and 19th C colonial architecture of Historic Georgetown ...laid out in a north–south, east–west grid, interlaced with canals....built by the Dutch and later the British that provide drainage..... The former plantation grounds can still be seen in the urban lay-out and the positioning of the canals")

Shell Beach – Coastal & Marine ("90 mile long stretch of beach sections, which is the nesting ground for four species of sea turtles (green turtle, leatherback, olive ridley and hawksbill" So – Coastal & Marine in general terms or "Fauna" specifically for its Turtles??)

St.Georges Anglican Cathedral – Religious Christian

Author Solivagant
#248 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 03:44 | Edited by: Solivagant 
Grenadines Island Group – Marine and Coastal / Precolombian ("11 islands between Grenada and St. Vincent......extensive coral reefs, mangroves and seabird colonies....of volcanic origin....still is underwater volcanic activity".. "Places of Memory for Garifuna (Carib) people from Belize and there are some pre-Columbian archaeological site". Same as I proposed for St Vincent – but I note that the Marine/Coastal was changed to "Insular". I don't mind but they need to be consistent. to me it still seems primarily Coastal and Marine as per my comment for Parc national des Iles Ehotilé, Cote D'Iv)

St. George Fortified System – Milit & Fortif

St. George Historic District – Urban Colonial ("planned part, dating from the late 18th century, with Georgian architecture adjusted to Caribbean circumstances. And there is an unplanned part from the 19th century, with wooden buildings in a vernacular Caribbean style.". We don't really have any Categ to pick up the latter unless/until we introduce "Vernacular"??)

Castle of San Felipe de Lara – Milit & Fortif ("defensive system from the Spanish colonial period" -1644)

Naj Tunich Cave (Mixed) – Karst & Caves / Pre Colombian ("natural cave of karstic origin......ritual site by the Maya.")

National Park Sierra del Lacandón (Mixed) - Forest / Pre Colombian ("tropical rain forest.....unique for its biodiversity..... ancient Maya archaeological sites")

Protected area of Lake Atitlán – River , Lake etc (The Lake "and the volcanoes.....possess an incomparable natural scenic beauty". No particular natural value is claimed other than its "beauty"...Presumably the "Lake" takes precedence over the "Volcanoes"?)

Route of the Agroindustry and the Architecture Victoriana – Factories & Industry ("rail stations...offices.... hotels..... residences" built in Late 19th/Early 20th C "to support the development of the export agroindustry" - Coffee & Bananas). The Colombian United Fruit equiv has been assigned to "Factories & Industry"...Not sure there are any factories or a lot of "Industry" in either case?? Guat identifies a lot of "Routes" but no hint in the text of claiming a CL)

Route of the Franciscan Evangelisation – Religious Christian ("26 churches and related religious monuments" from 16th to 19th C)

Route of the Peace and National Identity – Religious Christian ("3 Churches + 1 temple which "preserve images and other artistic elements that constitute the symbols of the Guatemalan national unit at the moment")

Route of the to Dominique Evangelisation – Religious Christian ("27 churches and other religious sites constructed by the Dominican Order")

Sierra De Las Minas Biosphere Reservation – Forest ("mountain range....includes Mesoamerica's largest cloud forests.....very rich in floral and faunal species. Notable mammals include Jaguar, Cougar and Baird's Tapir").

Tak'alik Ab'aj National Park – Pre Colombian ("archaeological site that shows both Olmec and Mayan influences. It flourished from the 9th C BC through to at least the 10th C AD")

The Caves of Naj Tunich (Mixed) - Karst & Caves / Pre Colombian (Duplicate of entry above)

The Core of the Mayan Area (Mixed) – Forest / Pre Colombian (Nothing in text refers to "Natural" aspects – presumably it is Forest"?.. "cities.......were related strongly with Tikal.... This area achieved the biggest splendour in the Mayan civilization.")

The Cuenca Mirador (Mixed) – Forest / Pre Colombian ("sites of El Mirador, Nakbé, Wakná, Xulnal and El Tintal in the Mirador Basin, a depression in the rainforest.")

The Cultural Triangle (Mixed) Forest / PreColombian (Nothing in text refers to "Natural" aspects ,,, presumably "Forest"... "Mayan cities like Yaxhá, Nakum, Naranjo and the oriental part of Petén.")

The Green Route of Verapaz – Karst & Caves ("route is formed by The Laguna Lachuá, Semuc Champey's staggered pools, Candelaria's caves and the caves of Lanquín, places that present diverse ecosystems, Rainy Tropical Humid Forest that represents the most complex bioma in the Earth," Forest or Karst/Caves?? A Bradt Website emphasises the pools/limestone bridge etc I have gone for the "Karst" rather than the "Forest")

The Manglares Route of Pacific Coast of Guatemala - Coastal & Marine (2 Reserves "Monterrico.....volcanic black sand beaches and annual influx of sea turtles. Manchón Guamuchal is a litoral wetland zone with one of the last remaining mangrove forest areas on the Pacific coast of Guatemala....important stop for migratory birds." Seems to be both Coastal and Wetland... but we have these in 2 different Categs!)

The Mayan-Olmecan Encounter (Mixed) – Forest / Pre Colombian ("Tak'alik Ab'aj, an archaeological site that shows both Olmec and Mayan influences." So – an earlier T List version (2002) of the currently nominated Tak'alik Ab'aj National Park from above (T List 2012) but without the "mixed" aspect. The Text doesn't refer to nature at all.)

The Painted Murals of San Bartolo – Pre Colombian ("early Mayan polychrome murals and hieroglyphic texts. Most are found in the archaeological site's Pyramid of the Paintings." Not "Rock art" as painting is in structures)

The Route of The Rivers (Mixed) – Rivers / Pre Colombian ("number of Mayan archaeological sites along the Usumancinta river")

Town of Chichicastenango – Urban ????? ("vernacular architecture as well as buildings from the Spanish and Republican periods". "Colonial" or "Latin American"???)

Visis Cabá National park and Triangulo Ixil Vernacular Architecture (Mixed) Forest / Urban ????? ("Humid Subtropical Forest."......"a cultural enclave that during the time of the conquest and later Spanish dominance remained little perturbed, conserving today per today its customs and traditions." No mention of CL as a possibility Same issue as for Chichi above?)

I will finish "G" with Ghana, Georgia, Gambia & Gabon

Author elsslots
#249 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 04:17 
I will do the E's today.

Author Solivagant
#250 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 04:23 | Edited by: Solivagant 
I will do the E's today.

Leaving "just" France & Finland??!!

Author Solivagant
#251 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 05:39 | Edited by: Solivagant 
Ancien Hôpital Albert Schweitzer de Lambaréné - Civic & Public Works

Ecosystème et paysage culturel pygmée du massif de Minkébé (Mixed) – Forest / CL Contin /CL Assoc ("paysage culturel évolutif vivant et associatif," So – have to use both types of CL?)

Grottes de Lastourville (Mixed) Karst & Caves / Prehistoric ("karstic landscape located in the forests of central Gabon.....cavities...dolomitic formations.....some with remarkable 150 m high vaults and other exceptional geological formations. Evidence of human occupation of the c"aves dating back to the Stone Age"

Parc national des Monts Birougou (Mixed) – Forest / CL Assoc ("extraordinaire diversité d'écosystèmes, allant des forêts marécageuses aux forêts primaires montagnardes" / "forêts sacrées et de sanctuaires attestent que des manifestations rituelles s'attachent à certaines composantes du site. La culture traditionnelle fait de certains espacs des lieux de mystère, tels les sites de Mambourou Mboulou et le Mont Guènguè". BUT No mention of CL...but what else could it be....Lope is "relict" but this text suggests Associative is better here?)

Parc national des Plateaux Batéké (Mixed) Mixed Ecosystems / Factories & Industry ("un désert dont les dunes s'étalent dans la forêt tropicale ; des savanes arbustives ou boisées".... "dunes fossiles du PNPB représentent un processus géologique en activité il y a 20 à 30 millions d'années" / "une population homogène Téké,....dont ont fait mention les explorateurs européens dès le XVe siècle. Dès cette date, il est noté une forte activité métallurgique qui date de plus de deux mille ans et qui a duré jusqu'au début du XXe" No mention of Contin CL etc so presumably we emphasise the historic Metallurgy? So have replicated the Burkin Faso categ)

Parc National Moukalaba-Doudou (Mixed .... Along with nearly EVERY Gabon T List site!!!) Mixed Ecosystems / Arch Sub Saharan ("comporte des habitats très divers : forêts tropicales humides (forêts marécageuses de basse altitude, forêts de moyenne altitude, forêts galeries sur les hauteurs), savanes arbustives" ... "Les fouilles archélogiques effectuées dans la zone de Mpanza attestent d'une longue pratique de la céramique par l'homme dans cette region.....Aussi note-t-on l'existence de sanctuaires auquels se rapportent des structures et de croyances ancestrales auxquelles les habitants de la région restent attachés aussi bien qu'ils préservent ces lieux sacrés.". "Arch site" encompasses both the ceramic and the religious "structures". No hint of CL)

Historic Georgetown (Ext) – Trade & Transport
Wassu Stone Circles Quarry (Ext) – Arch Sub Saharan

Author Solivagant
#252 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 08:41 | Edited by: Solivagant 
Alaverdi Cathedral – Religious Christian

Ananuri – Milit & Fortif ("fortified ensemble...from the 17th C ....wall with turrets, a porch, a Church of Virgin, a minor Church of Gvtaeba, a tower....a single-nave Church Mkurnali, tower Sheupovari, a bell-tower, a spring and a reservoir.....The Church of the Assumption...richly decorated facades....remains of...beautiful frescoes." Also Religious Christian??)

David Gareji Monasteries and Hermitage (Mixed) – ??? / Religious Christian ("19 medieval rock-cut monasteries....within the dramatic landscape of a semi-arid plateau. The main monastery.....still.. functioning. Most others are abandoned....preserved unique frescos".. The text says nothing about Natural aspects... the Web has little either other than that it is badly degraded Steppe. So - what to do re Natural Categ?)

Dmanisi Hominid Archaeological Site - Prehistoric

Gremi Church of Archangels and Royal Tower – Religious Christian

Kvetera Church - Religious Christian

Mta-Tusheti (Mixed) – Mountain / Mediaeval European ("isolated valley on the northern slope of the Caucausus mountains, including an unspoiled alpine region and fortress-like village with distinctive combat towers.". Cult Categ same as Svaneti)

Nicortsminda Cathedral – Religious Christian

Samtavisi Cathedral – Religious Christian

Shatili - Mediaeval European ("historic village in an isolated valley on the northern slope of the Caucasus.....unique medieval-to-early modern features of a fortress with numerous high towers mixed with residential complexes." Again mimicing Svaneti)

Tbilisi Historic District Urban Continuity ("ancient Persian fortress....Byzantine Sioni Cathedral....medieval monuments....Turkish baths....neo-baroque and Moorish 19th C shops and theaters lining fashionable Rustaveli Avenue, the Stalinesque Parliament and endless lines of Soviet apartment blocks" )

Uplistsikhe Cave Town – Arch Site ????? ("ruins of a fortified town on a rocky cliff, partially built in caves....inhabited from late Antique period (IVth century BC) until its final destruction by Mongols in the 13th century." Issue is to choose a period and a culture – Classical (Other) or Nr Eastern is all we have at the moment – neither is "ideal")

Vani Arch - Classical Other ([i]"uninterrupted occupation from the 7th century BC (Colchis period), with an Hellenistic Period from the mid 4th century BC before its destruction in the middle of 1st C BC". "Colchis" is generally coterminous with Greece/Rome so I have chosen the first)[/i]

Vardzia-Khertvisi (Mixed) – ????? / CL Relict (10th C monastery, 12th C fortress, rock cut monuments of all types etc.. "Landscape.....monument of nature and human activity. Villages and their arable lands located in the deep canyon of the gorge are situated on the terraces following topography of the gorge. Fortresses and churches erected on high mountains and hills are perceived as distinguished vertical accents". The phrase "CL" isn't present but best to use this quote to justify it? Its purely Natural values are thin and not emphasised – so not easy!!)

Kakum National Park - Forest (tropical rainforest.....home to some rare animal species including forest elephant, forest buffalo, Diana monkey, and bongo antelope".)

Mole National Park – Grassland ("ecosystem dominated by open savannah woodland and gallery forest along the flora and fauna. Species..... include elephant, buffalo, and various antelope").

Navrongo Catholic Cathedral - Religious Christian

Nzulezu Stilt Settlement – Urban sub Saharan

Tenzug - Tallensi settlements - CL Contin (Has been nominated as ""Tongo-Tengzuk Tallensi Cultural Landscape". But we have categorised Koutammakou as both CL Assoc and Urban African. Not quite sure why? They seem fairly similar)

Trade Pilgrimage Routes of NW Ghana – Trade & Transport

So – I will finish with Finland & France!

Author elsslots
#253 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 09:30 
So – I will finish with Finland & France!


Author elsslots
#254 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 09:39 
El Salvador
Cacaopera - CL continuing (doesn't say CL in the text, but it concerns a living community)
Cara Sucia / El Imposible - Mixed: Archeo Pre-Columbian + Forest
Chalchuapa - Archeo Pre-Columbian
Ciudad Vieja / La Bermuda - Archeo sites post-Columbian? Similar issue to what we had with Archeo medieval Europe – these are just of a later date but still archeological remains. Will leave it open for now
Gulf of Fonseca – Mixed: Archeo Pre-Columbian + Coastal
Lake Guija - Mixed: Lakes + Archeo Pre-Columbian

Qoahito Cultural Landscape - CL Relict

Ngwenya Mines - Mines

Bale Mountains National Park - Mountain
Dirre Sheik Hussein - Religious Islamic
Gedeo Cultural Landscape - CL continuing
Holqa Sof Omar – Mixed: Karst/caves + Religious Islamic + Religious indigenous
Melka Kunture and Balchit - Mixed: Volcanic + Archeo Prehistory
Sacred Landscapes of Tigray - Religious Christian
The Cultural Heritage of Yeha - Archeo SubSahara Africa

Author elsslots
#255 | Posted: 5 Dec 2021 09:41 
Still need to add the ones from Grenada down to E&F to the database, and then we can see "the results". Will publish the outcome of a comparative query with the WHS categories as well.

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