In Photos: World Heritage Sites Dazzle With Culture & Beauty

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World Heritage Sites

Credit: Makhmutov R.Z./UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced six new sites it would add to its World Heritage list on June 23,…Read More »

2014. The organization chooses sites based on various criteria, including whether a site represents a masterpiece of creative genius, records testimony of a vanished civilization or holds exceptional natural beauty.

Here, one of the new additions, the Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex, located along the Volga River in the Russian Federation, south of Kazan, Tatarstan. The archaeological site preserves remnants of the medieval city of Bolgar. [Read full story]   Less «
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