The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) .
announced Monday, the inclusion of new sites, including the Tunisian island of Djerba, on the World Heritage List.
as part of the work of the 45th session of the committee currently held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
The island of Djerba joined a list of seven sites in Tunisia that were previously classified as world heritage by UNESCO.
namely the Roman amphitheater in El Jem, the archaeological site of Carthage, the ancient city of Tunis.
the city of Sousse, the city of Kairouan, the Punic city of Kerkouane, and the archaeological site of Doqa.
The new sites included today by UNESCO on the World Heritage List also include the site of contemporary Kaunas in Lithuania.
as it is a witness to the progress that transformed the rural town that documents interwar architecture into a modern.
modern city, and the site of Gordion, which includes historical relics of the Kingdom of Phrygia in the Iron Age.
The Heritage Committee also added to its list Gáts and the Czech hop landscape, which is one of the landscapes associated.
with the tradition of hop cultivation, and one of the heritage sites documenting the development of industrial agriculture.
and the economic and social system of hop cultivation from the late Middle Ages until today.
The committee’s work also saw the inclusion of the cultural landscape of the Khinalig people.
and the Kuch Yolu Trail in Azerbaijan, the Takalik Abaj National Archaeological Park in Guatemala, and .
the Bali Mountains National Park in Ethiopia on the World Heritage List.
The committee had included and expanded the boundaries of 19 new World Heritage sites.
during the past two days, including various natural and cultural sites.