A scheme aimed at involving the local public in the annual excavations at the Gorham’s Cave Complex UNESCO World Heritage Site was launched yesterday on World Heritage Day. This is the first time the general public are being invited to join the dig and eight places will be available.
The scheme aims to celebrate the first year of the complex as a World Heritage Site, and a member of the global community of special heritage places.
In all eight places are being offered to local residents wishing to participate on a voluntary basis in this year’s excavations which will run from 19 June to 18 August.
“No previous experience is required as volunteers will work under the direct supervision of specialists at all times.” said a spokesperson.
In the southwestern corner of Colorado lies Mesa Verde National Park. This unique park is home to an impressive concentration of Native American ruins, including pit houses and cliff dwellings; protecting a tableland landscape covered with desert and woods.
UNESCO World Heritage in Southern Colorado
It’s this exceptional abundance of remnants of the once-thriving native culture and people known as the ancestral Puebloans, that makes Mesa Verde National Park a “must-visit park”. Mesa Verde is so important, both historically and culturally, that UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Site.
Mesa Verde means “green table” in Spanish, an appropriate name for this fertile landscape, including and surrounding various tablelands. During a visit to this park, you get to discover the history of the peoples who once called this place home.
Guest Blog Series – We’ve asked travel experts to create the best European road trips itineraries. This guest blog post is written by Janice Chung of the popular travel blog, France Travel Tips. Read on to find out where she recommends you visit along the south of France.
The journey from Bordeaux to Marseille along the south of France covers just about 600 miles and takes you to a wide variety of sites and experiences. There are so many opportunities where you can discover the world of wine, fortresses, and châteaux, seaside towns with great seafood, and unspoiled hillside villages.
Looking for other things to do in France? Check out our other Drive to Discover guides where we explore the best road trips in France including a Bordeaux Wine Tour and a Golf France road trip route.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Slovakia! There is a total of 7 listings in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in Slovakia out of which 5 are of cultural and 2 of natural character. Well, 7 is not an exact number, because there are more places covered by one UNESCO inscription.
We are not going to list them all here because only UNESCO caves count here in hundreds. Let’s mention at least the main UNESCO Sites in Slovakia to show you which part of Europe is your next holiday destination.
Cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Slovakia
1. Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve (2000)
Let’s start with Bardejov, considered by many as the most beautiful town in Slovakia. Well, it is nice indeed! You will find it in the north-eastern part of the country, in Prešov region, not far from the borders with Poland.
A World Heritage Site since 1991, the Island of Mozambique is in danger of disappearing. Rising oceans related to climate change may one day leave it on the seabed. But for now the historic island city still plays hosts to many tourists, some of whom fall in love with the island and never return to home.
It was the first capital of Mozambique until 1898, when Maputo in the south of the country took over. Today, the Island of Mozambique is famous for its historical and cultural heritage. Nearly 15,000 people live on the three-kilometre-long island off the coast of the northern province of Nampula.
The island is crumbling
But its future is at stake. The island is already collapsing because of climate change.
First ever observed case of ‘river piracy’ saw the Slims river disappear as intense glacier melt suddenly diverted its flow into another watercourse.
An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography.
The abrupt and unexpected disappearance of the Slims river, which spanned up to 150 metres at its widest points, is the first observed case of “river piracy,” in which the flow of one river is suddenly diverted into another.
For hundreds of years, the Slims carried meltwater northwards from the vast Kaskawulsh glacier in Canada’s Yukon territory into the Kluane river, then into the Yukon river towards the Bering Sea.
Most wedding ceremonies are a bride and groom’s fairy tale realized. Nuptials take place in ballrooms equipped with ornate china and sweeping staircases or even beachside, where the sway of palms and the sound of the ocean’s tide create the ideal backdrop for a wedding in paradise.
But for the adventurous at heart, typical wedding notions may seem subpar.
If you enjoy summit ing mountains, heli-skiing, or rappelling into pristine caves, here are nine exhilarating ways to say “I do.”
In a hot air balloon in Montana
For the ultimate wedding within a luxury wilderness retreat, opt for a ceremony at The Resort at Paws Up, where you can choose to stay in a glamping tent or a luxury ranch home, set within 37,000 acres of Montana’s most brilliant scenery.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
This old quotation by Jamaican leader and orator, Marcus Garvey especially holds true in the contemporary world. While the modern generation has access to all sorts of technologies, most of them have no idea of the glorious past that our nation boasts of.
India, as a nation, hosts 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A Heritage site is a landmark or an area recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the basis of having cultural, historical, scientific or some other form of significance and bear protective status.
We have compiled some mind-numbing facts about 10 of these Indian World heritage sites that would make you sound like Mr/Ms Smarty Smarterson when you’ll use them to flaunt the knowledge on your friends.
South India is renowned for its stunning temple architecture, and several notable locations have been awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
April 18 is celebrated across the globe as World Heritage Day, and this year, the theme is ‘Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism.’ South India is renowned for its stunning temple architecture, and several notable locations have been awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Here’s a look at some of them:
Group of Monuments at Hampi, Karnataka
Hampi is a town in North Karnataka that was given World Heritage status in 1986. Located within the ruins of the ancient city of Vijayanagar, Hampi is best known for several Hindu temples that have been constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture.
These amazing honeymoon destinations in Uttarakhand can give the conventional spots a run for their money.
India’s northern region is considered as a summer getaway for those living in the plains elsewhere. Uttarakhand is one state in this region which is blessed with a number of cool spots which provide a welcome respite from the heat. Not only are these places spectacularly beautiful, they also have splendid weather making them ideal holiday destinations. While Uttarakhand is a great vacation destination for families, it is also home to some beautiful honeymoon spots. With breathtaking beauty all around and pleasant weather almost all year round, Uttarakhand can be a delight for couples looking to rekindle their romance. here are the best honeymoon destinations in Uttarakhand that will give the conventional honeymoon spots a run for their money.