Thursday, March 24, 2011

The United Kingdom nominates 11 sites for UNESCO World Heritage status

The Forth bridge, the remote island of St Helena in the South Atlantic where Napoleon died in 1821, and the Lake District are among 11 places the government will nominate today as worthy of becoming world heritage sites to be ranked alongside the Pyramids and Stonehenge.

The government will also make a third attempt to have the corner of Kent where Charles Darwin wrote the book that changed the history of science recognised as a world treasure.

John Penrose, the tourism and heritage minister, said: "Few places in the world can match the wealth of wonderful heritage we have available in the UK. The 11 places that make up the new 'UK tentative list' are fantastic examples of our cultural and natural heritage, and I believe they have every chance of joining famous names like the Sydney Opera House and the Canadian Rockies to become world heritage sites."

Read the whole article, here.

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