UNESCO lists Iraq’s Babylon as World Heritage Site | AFP

UNESCO adds the sprawling Mesopotamian city of Babylon to its World Heritage List, boosting Iraq’s hopes of revived tourism nearly two years after jihadists ravaged other celebrated sites. Iraq had been trying since 1983 to have the site — a massive 10-square-kilometre complex of which just 18% has been excavated thus far — recognised by UNESCO.

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RAW: BRICS leaders leave hand prints at ‘Cradle of Humankind’ World Heritage Site

Putin and other BRICS leaders left their handprints for the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ World Heritage Site in Johannesburg, Thursday, during the second day of the BRICS summit.

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Medina Azahara inscribed to UNESCO World Heritage list

The ruins of ancient caliphate city Medina Azahara near Cordoba, Spain, have been inscribed on UNESCO list as World Heritage Site, following the annual session of the World Heritage Committee, for its outstanding cultural and historical value.

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The ruins of the ancient caliphate city Medina Azahara near Cordoba, Spain, have been added to the UNESCO list as a World Heritage Site, following the annual session of the World Heritage Committee, for its outstanding cultural and historical value. STOCKSHOTS of Medina Azahara near Cordoba