Middle East: An Overview of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

In 1972, UNESCO made the following statement : “Some cultural and natural heritage properties are of outstanding interest and require preservation”. Several historic sites were then protected throughout the world in order to guarantee “transmission to future generations”. Here are some of them, to be discovered in the Middle East.

Historic Cairo in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt - December 2 2018: Aerial View Of Cairo City From S

Nestled in the heart of the modern urban area, the historic part of Cairo reveals a concentration of prestigious monuments. Mosques stand side by side with churches, and hammams, fountains and Koranic schools echo each other. Immersing yourself in this old Islamic city is like walking through your past: the construction of the fortress of Babylon by the Romans, then the arrival of the Fatimids (Shia Ismaili dynasty) in 969. A stroll through the breathtaking eras.

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