New World Heritage Sites

Twenty-six new sites were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites List. UNESCO, a branch of the United Nations, maintains a list of sites that are important to us humans, and should be taken care of so that they are around for our future generations. The list consists of natural or cultural sites (such as buildings, monuments, lakes, mountains, forests, and towns). Some of the sites are the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Australian Barrier Reef, and the Statue of Liberty in the United States. There are a total of 962 sites, and the number of countries with sites is now 157. You can view the list here.

Image Credits: UNESCO for the new sites image;