Spain included in new World Heritage sites

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One of the caves situated in the Risco Cairo area of Gran Canaria.
One of the caves situated in the Risco Cairo area of Gran Canaria. Credit: Flickr


The World Heritage Committee has revealed the list of 29 new sites to be added to the existing UNESCO list. 

The additions were announced during its 43rd meeting in Baku (Azerbaijan), held from June 30 to July 10. 

The Risco Caído archaeological settlement on the island of Gran Canaria was added to the list due to its historic and cultural significance.  

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The 18,000 hectare site represents one of the first aboriginal settlements on the island, and has been relatively untouched by the development of the island. 

The whole area is a pre-Hispanic archaeological site of troglodyte settlements and astronomical markers and represents an island inhabited by societies 1,500 years before European settlers.  

World Heritage Sites is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical or scientific significance, and is legally protected by international treaties 





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