Sites in Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, China make UNESCO heritage list
The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO approved three new additions Sunday to its prestigious list of world heritage sites, the dpa reported.
At the annual meeting of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to expand the list.
Added are Saudi Arabia's archaeological site al-Hijr, Mauritius' Le Morne cultural landscape and an earthen architectural site in the southern Chinese province of Fujian, the so-called Fujian Tulou, a grouping of 46 buildings that date from the 12th to the 20th centuries.
Further sites for which UN member countries have applied for world heritage designation are to be considered on Monday. In all, UNESCO is considering applications for 41 sites during the annual gathering.