UNESCO has added 29 new World Heritage Sites to its registry for 2019, with Australia’s Budj Bim Cultural Landscape among them.
Following its 43rd annual committee session in Baku, Azerbaijan, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has added 29 new cultural and natural sites from around the world to its World Heritage List.
Among them is the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, found within the Country of the Gunditjmara people of southwest Victoria, a region where the people of the region developed one of the largest and oldest aquaculture networks in the world 6,000 years ago, owing to lava flows from the Budj Bim Volcano.
Culture, as a category, holds the majority for sites added to the list, with 24 inscribed for their cultural value and four for their natural value.
The committee also approved the extension of an existing site in Albania, the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region in North Macedonia, while the Paraty and Ilha Grande site of Brazil was inscribed for its mixed cultural and natural value.
Here’s the full list of new World Heritage Sites for 2019:
Australia: Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
Azerbaijan: Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace
Bahrain: Dilmun Burial Mounds
Brazil: Paraty and Ilha Grande – Culture and Biodiversity
Burkina Faso: Ancient ferrous metallurgy sites of Burkina Faso
China: Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City
China: Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China, Phase I
Czech Republic: Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem
Czech Republic/Germany: Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region
France: French Austral Lands and Seas
Germany: Water Management System of Augsburg
Iceland: Vatnajökull National Park
India: Jaipur City, Rajasthan
Indonesia: Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto
Iran: Hyrcanian Forests
Italy: Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano a Valdobbiadene
Japan: Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan
Republic of Korea: Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies
Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang — Plain of Jars
Poland: Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region
Portugal: Royal Building of Mafra — Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park, Tapada
Portugal: Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga
Russian Federation: Churches of the Pskov School of Architecture
Spain: Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape
United Kingdom: Jodrell Bank Observatory
United States: The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright