Gissar Mountains

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Gissar Mountains is part of the Tentative list of Uzbekistan in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Gissar Mountains is a natural propriety protecting an area unique to the western end of the Pamir-Alay range. It has two elements: First is the Gissar State Reserve which protects a middle mountain juniper-forest and higher mountains with glacier, culminating at 4349 meters. And second is the Kitob State Geological Reserves which protects unique paleontological and stratigraphic objects with ancient fossils of marine and plants elements. Mentioned in the dossier are cultural elements, like the deep Cave of Amir Temur (occupied from the 6th century BC and where Tamerlan is supposed to have been buried).

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Full Name
Gissar Mountains
Country
Uzbekistan
Added
2008
Type
Natural
Categories
Natural landscape - Mountain Paleontology - Non-hominid fossils
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2008 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Gissar Mountains

The site has 2 locations

Gissar Mountains: Gissar State Reserve (T)
Gissar Mountains: Kitob State Reserve (T)

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