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The Wanderlust Wonderlist: World Heritage Sites in the Arab States (As Seen By The Community)

From the great lands of Africa, let us move on to the more exotic World Heritage Sites near the Equator, tracing the histories of civilization left in the Arab Regions. Now on The Wanderlust Wonderlist.

Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur

Location: Governorate of Giza, Egypt
Date of Inscription: 1979

“The capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt has some extraordinary funerary monuments, including rock tombs, ornate mastabas, temples and pyramids. In ancient times, the site was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.”

Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

Location: Jerusalem
Date of Inscription: 1981

“As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. Among its 220 historic monuments, the Dome of the Rock stands out: built in the 7th century, it is decorated with beautiful geometric and floral motifs. It is recognized by all three religions as the site of Abraham’s sacrifice. The Wailing Wall delimits the quarters of the different religious communities, while the Resurrection rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre houses Christ’s tomb.”

Petra

Location: Ma’an Governorate, Jordan
Date of Inscription: 1985

“Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.”

Stay tuned for more upcoming wonderlists about the World Heritage Sites! In the meantime, you can read more about them in the official UNESCO World Heritage Committee website.

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written by geegraphy

1 comment

  1. rbruce63

    rbruce63

    Outstanding compilation of geographically important pictures of an exotic destination for most of us living in the Americas!

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