SITES IN ISRAEL
On the list of UNESCO World Heritage
The Heritage is our legacy from the past and what we leave today for the future generations.
Our cultural and natural heritage are both
irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.
Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of the Serengeti National Park in East Africa, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world’s heritage.
What makes the concept unique world heritage is its universal application. The World Heritage sites belong to all peoples of the world, regardless of the territory where they are located.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) encourages the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.
Locations of sites in Israel inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage
– Masada (2001)
– The Old City of Acre (2001)
– White City – the Modern Movement (2003)
– Incense Route -Cities of the Negev Desert (2005) Such biblical
– Meggido, Hazor – Beer – Sheva (2005) – Baha’i Holy Places in Haifa and
Western Galilee (2008)
– the caves of Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara (2012)
– The caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin
low Judea a microcosm of the country caves (2014)
– Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel:– Tel Aviv – “creative” city (2014)
– Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls (1982) – at the request of Jordan
Israel became a member of the Conventio of UNESCO Cultural Heritage in 1999