New must-see world heritage sites

Unesco's World Heritage Committee on Friday announced the inclusion of nine new cultural sites to the prestigious World Heritage List. Among the sites added are (clockwise from left) the natural sea caves known as Gorham's Cave Complex, or the Neande
The natural sea caves known as Gorham's Cave ComplexPHOTOS: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY
The Dolmes de Antequera
The Dolmes de Antequera
Monumental mediaeval tombstones called Stecak
Monumental mediaeval tombstones called Stecak

Unesco's World Heritage Committee on Friday announced the inclusion of nine new cultural sites to the prestigious World Heritage List.

Among the sites added are the natural sea caves known as Gorham's Cave Complex, or the Neanderthal Caves, in Gibraltar; the Dolmes de Antequera, in Antequera, southern Spain; and the monumental mediaeval tombstones called Stecak (or Stecci in plural) in Stolac, 160km south of Sarajevo, Bosnia.

The Unesco committee was to consider the granting of world heritage protection to 29 sites worldwide at the committee's 40th session in Istanbul yesterday, which began last Sunday, but the session was called off after the coup attempt in Turkey.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 17, 2016, with the headline 'New must-see world heritage sites'. Print Edition | Subscribe