More than 80% of the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites are on these 2 continents

From the bath towns of Europe to a desert with the world’s oldest mummies, 34 new sites are now part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Only twice in the program’s 43-year history have more new sites made it to the prestigious list in a single year. While the number isn’t without precedent, the way the World Heritage Committee deliberated this year is. Last year, the committee’s annual meeting was postponed due to the global pandemic. Rather than push all nominations forward by a year, the committee considered two years’ worth…

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