- The UNESCO World Heritage List is re-evaluated each year by officials at the annual committee meeting
- Earlier this week, they added more than twenty worldwide sites to the list – from Iran and China to Argentina
- The Venetian Works of Defence is an unlikely choice, collectively spanning Italy, Croatia and Montenegro
Its list already boasts icons including the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China.
But following their annual meeting in Krakow, Poland, UNESCO officials have added 21 new destinations to their definitive rundown of World Heritage sites.
The prestigious accolade has now been extended to a range of places; from Brazil, Poland, Denmark and Russia, to France, Cambodia and Germany.
These additions bring the total of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to a staggering 1,073.