Category: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hidden Chamber Uncovered at Famous Gibraltar Cave That Sheltered Neanderthals; George Dvorsky; Gizmodo

Photo: Unesco

The 42-foot chamber has been sealed off for 40,000 years. Researchers have already found bones and scratch marks inside.

Source: Hidden Chamber Uncovered at Famous Gibraltar Cave That Sheltered Neanderthals

The Industrial Sublime; Chris Catling; Current Archaeology

Photo: RCAHMW

Appreciating the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales

On 28 July, UNESCO added the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales to its list of World Heritage sites, which currently number 1,154. Chris Catling reports on the reasons for this inscription and marvels at the human ingenuity that has left us with a remarkable landscape combining natural and man-made features – fully worthy of being included in the top tier of all heritage sites in the world.

When Chris Catling opens his computer to start work each day, he is presented with a screensaver photograph courtesy of Microsoft depicting some dramatically scenic and distant part of the world – often in the USA or South America.

Source: The Industrial Sublime – Current Archaeology

Council planning for future after slate landscape earns World Heritage Site status; Matthew Chandler; North Wales Chronicle

Photo: North Wales Chronicle

Gwynedd Council and its partners are planning how to ensure the best benefit for communities and businesses in the county following the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales earning its new status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Source: Council planning for future after slate landscape earns World Heritage Site status

A city that needs no labels; Laura Pye; Liverpool Museum

Photo: Liverpool Museums

Laura Pye is hugely disappointed at the decision by UNESCO to remove Liverpool from the World Heritage site listings, not because she is worried about the impact on tourism or on how people might view our great city but because she believe Liverpool deserves the status. Liverpool is a world heritage city and it is one which protects and values its heritage.

Source: A city that needs no labels