Mapped: The 23 Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites
In July, UNESCO added 23 new World Heritage sites to its register, bringing the official tally to 1,073. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization decided to recognize the Modernist buildings of Eritrea’s Asmara, the Sacred Island of Okinoshima in Japan, Germany’s Caves and Ice Age Art in the Swabian Jura, along with 20 others for meeting at least one of ten criteria. While Italy and China currently host the largest number of sites, these cultural and natural treasures are now part of a club that spans 167 states across every continent.
To celebrate the new sites, the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) put together this interactive story map, which includes the location and details of each site.