Tanzania’s Zanzibar invites investors to restore historical sites; Xinhua

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Authorities in Tanzania’s Zanzibar on Monday invited local and foreign investors to invest in the development and restoration of historical sites on the islands. Lela Mohamed Mussa, Zanzibar’s Minister for Tourism and Heritage, said structures that needed restoration included buildings in the Stone Town, a site on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List.

Source: Tanzania’s Zanzibar invites investors to restore historical sites

Plans for city-centre student flats approved despite conservation concerns; Palatinate

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Plans to convert the former M and Co building on Silver Street into a block of nine student flats have been approved. The proposals include a one-storey extension to the existing structure, which has raised concerns as the building is located in a conservation area and close to a UNESCO world heritage site.

Source: Plans for city-centre student flats approved despite conservation concerns

A complete guide to visiting Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh; Priya Srivastava; Times of India

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Sanchi Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist monuments in India. Also famous as the Great Stupa or Stupa Number 1, this stone structure is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The government of India has done a great job in preserving this ancient piece of history. For those interested in visiting Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh, this guide will help you plan your trip.

Source: A complete guide to visiting Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh

Casa Batlló Admission Ticket provided by Casa Batllo | Barcelona, Province of Barcelona; Trip Advisor

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Tanzania’s Zanzibar invites investors to restore historical sites; Capital Business

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Authorities in Tanzania’s Zanzibar on Monday invited local and foreign investors to invest in the development and restoration of historical sites on the islands. Lela Mohamed Mussa, Zanzibar’s minister for Tourism and Heritage, said structures that needed restoration included buildings in the Stone Town, a site on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List.

Source: Tanzania’s Zanzibar invites investors to restore historical sites

‘Endangered’ status puts spotlight on Komodo dragon protection as Indonesia government defends upgrade projects; Kiki Siregar; Channel News Asia

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Weighing up to 150kg and growing up to 3m long, the Komodo dragons are the world’s largest lizards only found in Indonesia’s Komodo National Park and neighbouring Flores Island. The cannibals eat deer and pigs, and are even capable of attacking humans with their shark-like teeth and poisonous venom.

Source: ‘Endangered’ status puts spotlight on Komodo dragon protection as Indonesia government defends upgrade projects

A glimpse into AlULa: World’s masterpiece; WION

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Ironbridge Gorge rated among UK’s best destinations; Lisa O’Brien; Shropshire Star

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The Ironbridge Gorge has been hailed by a leading consumer organisation and its readers as one of the best destinations in the UK.

Source: Ironbridge Gorge rated among UK’s best destinations

The Number One Cultural Powerhouse in The World? Italy; Tiffany Eastham; Italics Magazine

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Europe’s cultural powerhouse, Italy, is the leader in UNESCO-designated sites. With its beloved and historical culture, it’s easy to see why.

Source: The Number One Cultural Powerhouse in The World? Italy

Sunrise, stargazing and massive stone heads at Turkey’s Mt. Nemrut; AFP

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Source: Sunrise, stargazing and massive stone heads at Turkey’s Mt. Nemrut

Kew Gardens wins Guinness World Record for largest plant collection; Carla Rosch; SwLondoner

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The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew has won a new Guinness World Record for the largest living plants collection.

Source: Kew Gardens wins Guinness World Record for largest plant collection

12 of the best things to do in Sri Lanka; Lanka Web

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7 Best-Preserved Roman Monuments Outside Italy; Inka Piegsa Quischotte; Travel Awaits

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The Roman Empire stretched across many countries, and remnants of its conquests can be seen in monuments across the land.

Source: 7 Best-Preserved Roman Monuments Outside Italy

Fraser Island to revert to Indigenous name; Marty Silk; AAP

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The UNESCO World Heritage area centred on Fraser Island has reverted to the name used by its traditional owners: K’gari, meaning ‘paradise’.

Source: Fraser Island to revert to Indigenous name

Saudi hospitality: Jubbah a city without doors; Samir Salama; Gulf News

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Saudi Arabia’s north-western city in Ha’il has been without doors since ancient times…

Source: Saudi hospitality: Jubbah a city without doors

Uzbekistan: How is the mysterious country enticing Western visitors?; Tina Walsh; Euronews

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Once a major trading route on the Silk Road, an outward-looking Uzbekistan is celebrating 30 years of independence from the USSR.

Source: Uzbekistan: How is the mysterious country enticing Western visitors?

Politics could ‘kill’ this World Heritage Site; Izak du Plessis; Lowvelder

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The Barberton Makhon-jwa Mountains World Heritage Site (WHS) is at risk of losing its status due to power games and political shortsightedness, said community and private landowners of the site.

Source: Politics could ‘kill’ this World Heritage Site – Lowvelder

UNESCO World Heritage Sites: All 33 of the UK’s listed areas – how many have you visited?; Miranda Slade; Daily Express

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UNESCO has declared 33 locations in the UK to be World Heritage Sites for their cultural and natural significance. But which landmarks have made the list?

Source: UNESCO World Heritage Sites: All 33 of the UK’s listed areas – how many have you visited?

‘Endangered’ status should spur Komodo dragon protection: activists; Jakarta Post

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) recent reclassification of the Komodo dragon, a species endemic to Indonesia, as “endangered” should provide a stronger impetus for the protection of its habitat, activists and experts have said.

Source: ‘Endangered’ status should spur Komodo dragon protection: activists

Mausoleum of China’s first emperor reopens after short COVID-19 shutdown; CGTN

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The mausoleum of the first Chinese emperor Qinshihuang reopened in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province on Friday after doors were shut in July because of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Source: Mausoleum of China’s first emperor reopens after short COVID-19 shutdown

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