Friday, July 11, 2008

UNESCO Courier, 2008 - number 6

Surtsey Island: a life-size laboratory
© UNESCO/Sigurdur Á. Thráinsson

World Heritage: great escapes

The UNESCO Courier devotes its July-August double issue to new sites listed as world heritage. This time, you will visit fossilized cliffs in Canada, considered the "Galapagos of the Carboniferous period", the island of Surtsey in Iceland, which emerged from the sea 45 years ago, the vestiges of prehistoric agriculture in Papua New Guinea, Armenian churches in the Azerbayjan province of Iran, the birthplace of famous poet Nicolás Guillén in Cuba and the former hideout of runaway slaves in Mauritius. More

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