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Author elsslots
Admin
#1 | Posted: 16 Oct 2010 05:31 
Botswana has submitted a new Tentative List:
Central Kalahari Game Reserve (27/10/2010)
Chobe Linyanti System (27/05/2010)
Gcwihaba Caves (27/05/2010)
Makgadikgadi Pans Landscape (27/05/2010)
Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape (Trans-boundary Listing) (27/05/2010)
Okavango Delta (27/05/2010)
Toutswemogala Hill Iron Age Settlement (21/07/1999)
Tswapong Hills Cultural Landscape (27/05/2010)

And Italy has added another site too:
The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene (10/05/2010)

Author elsslots
Admin
#2 | Posted: 20 Oct 2010 13:27 
Montenegro has submitted its first tentative list.

And France and Italy have renominated The Marquesas Islands and Palermo/Cefalu/Monreale. Both sites were already on the tentative list, but have now been resubmitted (with a new id, but probably also a new objective - they may be high on the nomination list for these countries in the next few years).

Author elsslots
Admin
#3 | Posted: 23 Oct 2010 06:50 
I was just re-checking the long list of Tentative sites on the Unesco-website, and found out that Tentative Lists for Swaziland and Lesotho have appeared! The date of the nominations is listed as "2008", but I am pretty sure that these sites have never appeared on a list before (were they discovered in a drawer somewhere?)

Author winterkjm
Partaker
#4 | Posted: 23 Nov 2010 18:16 
Japan just added two new sites to their tentative list.

Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters (2010)
- This looks interesting, and particularly with Korea's success inscribing various tomb clusters it seems like this nomination will likely succeed. It is curious that Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun Tombs were nominated only one year after the success of the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.

The Sado complex of heritage mines, primarily gold mines (2010)
- More mining sites? Perhaps important, but hard for me to be excited about.

Author Durian
Partaker
#5 | Posted: 24 Nov 2010 04:06 | Edited by: Durian 
winterkjm:
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters (2010)


Deeply impressed with this nomination, the Emperor Nintoku's Tomb near Osaka is one of the biggest tomb in human history. Full support from me!

Author winterkjm
Partaker
#6 | Posted: 24 Nov 2010 07:23 
Same here. The aerial views of some of these tombs are incredible. I do wonder about the ground view though and whats actually left and clearly visible. Very interesting nomination.

Author elsslots
Admin
#7 | Posted: 4 Dec 2010 09:36 
Norway seeks recognition for 4 Viking Sites:
•The Borre site, a viking burial ground discovered in 1852
•Hyllestad Stone Quarry, a quarry where it has been found evidence of large scale production and trade of stones in viking times
•Oseberg site, one of Europe's most important archeological finds and the burial ground of two viking women from around the 800s. This was where the famous Oseberg ship was found (currently in the viking ship museum in Oslo), as well as a large collection of art and jewellery
•Gokstad site, where another one of the viking ships were found. The king's remains are still within the burial site.

Author winterkjm
Partaker
#8 | Posted: 2 Jan 2011 16:51 
Looks like the Upo Wetlands in South Korea are being added to their Tentative list. I expect it will be on the Unesco site in the near future. Since it was submitted just before the new year, this makes 8 additions to South Korea's Tentative list for 2010. (6 cultural, 2 natural)

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/12/31/2010123100616.html

Author winterkjm
Partaker
#9 | Posted: 27 Jan 2011 14:15 | Edited by: winterkjm 
A couple new sites have just been added to the tentative sites this January.

Mount Etna (26/01/2011) Italy
(As Italy already has 40 properties on it's T list it is beyond me why they are still submitting new sites almost annually after their new list in 2006. With their current tentative list they could potentialy nominate new sites annually for at least the next 25 years. Apparently Italy will stop at nothing to prevent China from overtaking them on number of sites incribed. The fact that these two countries are even close in sites inscribed is ridiculous. China is more than 10 times Italy's size and population, and also posseses a comparable rich and ancient history. Anyway, that's my two cents, just sometimes annoyed by some nations in how they try to get every historic or natural property in their country on the UNESCO list when some clearly are not of international signifigance. This is not an analysis of Mt. Etna itself, it may very well be worthy of inscription, this is only analyzing Italy's approach to World Heritage.)

Viking Monuments and Sites: Vestfold Ship Burials and Hyllestad Quernstone Quarries (10/01/2011) Norway
(It's nice to see more Viking sites seeking inscription)

Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery in Najaf (24/01/2011) Iraq
(An extremly large and old Muslim Cemetary, interesting)

Author elsslots
Admin
#10 | Posted: 16 Feb 2011 08:50 
A whole "Viking Monuments and Sites" - Scandinavian transnational serial nomination is coming up!

Author meltwaterfalls
Partaker
#11 | Posted: 16 Feb 2011 09:34 | Edited by: meltwaterfalls 
elsslots:
A whole "Viking Monuments and Sites" - Scandinavian transnational serial nomination is coming up!


Very interesting it seems that it is going to include already inscribed sites:
Jelling Mounds in Denmark
Birka and Hovgården in Sweden
Þingvellir National Park in Iceland

I am hopeful that we may see a reasonable approach to this with the 3 already inscribed sites being subsumed into one larger site, so a new inscription may actually decrease the total number of sites (and my own visited sites count!). I really hope this is the approach that is taken, I will gladly sacrifice one of my total visits in order to see a more thoughtful approach and could hopefully provide a good balance to the one taken by France and Mexico et al which just tries to rack up as many sites as possible.

The other sites announced so far are:
Trelleborg Fortress in Denmark
Vestfold Ship Burials and Hyllestad Quernstone Quarries in Norway
Danevirke and Hedeby in Germany

According to this report Latvia are also included but have not announced anything yet.
Perhaps the burial mounds at Grobinafor Latvia?

Germany's one has just been added as I was updating this so the Latvian one may well be live by the time you read this.

Author meltwaterfalls
Partaker
#12 | Posted: 16 Feb 2011 11:50 
Iceland also updated its tentative list, including an extension to Þingvellir to include natural criteria.
Also it has nominated the massive Vatnajökull National Park which takes up 12% of the country's land mass and contains the apparently magnificent Dettifoss waterfall.

The turf house tradition nomination would also include a site in Reykjavik at Árbær (sadly I decided to go to the delightful swimming pool next door rather than visit the turf house, oh well!)

Author Walter
Partaker
#13 | Posted: 20 Feb 2011 21:15 
According to Aftenpost newspaper in Norway, Latvia's site is Grobina.
Here is the link (in Norwegian, but the map is easy to understand)

http://www.aftenposten.no/reise/article3921546.ece

Author meltwaterfalls
Partaker
#14 | Posted: 22 Feb 2011 07:17 
Uruguay seems to be looking towards modernism for future sites. It has added the 20th century buildings and waterfront 'Rambla' promenade of Montevideo (2 separate nominations) and the works of Engineer Eladio Dieste.

Being a bit of a modern architecture buff I can't say anything really stands out in these nominations. Though I will admit South America is something of a blind spot for me (beyond Niemeyer).
The works of Eladio Dieste look rather intriguing and quite beautiful to my eye, however he is not someone I have ever encountered before (Maybe due to my lack of depth rather than him being not especially influential.)

The waterfront Promenade in Montevideo looks like a rather odd attempt at inscription; pictures of it look exceptionally bland, just any old road next to some water, full of very ugly looking apartment blocks. Maybe people that have been there can shed some light on it for me; otherwise it seems a very odd choice.

Thailand also added the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex located in the northern part of the peninsular.

Author winterkjm
Partaker
#15 | Posted: 24 Mar 2011 00:19 
Two more sites have been nominated to South Korea's new tentative list.

Naganeupseong, Town Fortress and Village

Oeam Village

This makes 7 nominations for 2010 and 3 for 2011. Naganeupseong is very well known in Korea and its nomination makes sense. However, Oeam Village is not well known and it seemingly doesn't offer too much not already represented in Hahoe, Yangdong, and Naganeupseong Villages. Neverthesless, still worth a visit. In May I will be travelling throughout Korea again and will be visiting most of the T list.

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