Three news sites inscribed on the World Heritage List in the Arab region
The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) would like to congratulate the State Parties of Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Palestine for the recent inscription of sites added to the World Heritage List during the Extended 45th session of the World Heritage Committee, currently taking place in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The World Heritage Committee inscribed the natural heritage site of ‘Uruq Bani Ma’arid (Saudi Arabia), the cultural heritage site of Djerba: Testimony to a settlement pattern in an island territory (Tunisia), and the cultural heritage site of Ancient Jericho/Tell es-Sultan (Palestine), on the World Heritage List.
Each site is significant as it adds to the balance, diversity and credibility of properties added to the World Heritage List in the Arab States region.
With these inscriptions, the Arab region is now home to 93 diverse properties, 84 of which are cultural, 6 are natural and 3 are mixed.
You can explore these sites by visiting our interactive World Heritage sites map.