Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyn

Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyn World Heritage Site, Ireland

From the World Heritage inscription: The monuments of the Bend of the Boyne display longevity of settlement whose origins are found in Neolithic settlements The various monuments, particularly the great passage tomb, represent important cultural, social, artistic and scientific developments over a considerable length of time. Nowhere else in the world is found the continuity …

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Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd

Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd World Heritage inscription: The four castles of Beaumaris, Conwy, Caernarfon, Harlech and the attendant fortified towns at Conwy and Caernarfon are the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe, as demonstrated through their completeness, pristine state, evidence …

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage inscription: The Pontcysyllte Canal is a remarkable example of the construction of a human-engineered waterway in a difficult geographical environment, at the end of the 18th century and the start of the 19th century. It required extensive and boldly conceived civil engineering works. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is …

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Berlin Modernism Housing Estates

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the Berlin Modernism Housing Estates World Heritage inscription: The set of housing estates in the Berlin Modern Style provides outstanding testimony to the implementation of housing policies during the period 1910 – 1933 and especially during the Weimar Republic, when the city of Berlin was characterized by its political, social, cultural and technical progressiveness. …

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