New WHSites in SEE: Berat and Hvar

posted by istanbul on 2008/09/19 10:51

Among the 21 new sites inscribed to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites this summer, there are two from Southeast Europe:  The Albanian museum town of Berat has been added ("as a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town") to what now is  called "Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra", the latter having being inscribed in 2005. The other new site is the "Stari Grad Plain"  on the Adriatic island of Hvar, for being "a cultural landscape that has remained practically intact since it was first colonized by Ionian Greeks from Paros in the 4th century BC."


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