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Great macjake 2019-11-17 13:06

Hi Gert
first off, i LOVE that WS photo (both) of the city view mixed with this old view. Why do we not see that shot all the time? its such a great combo. If i ever go to Jordan, I'll be looking at your shots (cities) before I go. This is just too good. Just a question....what does being officially listed as a Unesco site actually do or mean? Does it mean subjects can't be torn down??? anyways, great pics here. learning alot

Old 11-17-2019, 09:16 PM
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Thanks Craig,
To make it easier for me, more complicated for you, I quote Wikipedia:

A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area which is chosen by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity.
To be selected, a World Heritage Site must be an already-classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance (such as an ancient ruin or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, mountain, or wilderness area). It may signify a remarkable accomplishment of humanity, and serve as evidence of our intellectual history on the planet.
The sites are intended for practical conservation for posterity, which otherwise would be subject to risk from human or animal trespassing, unmonitored/uncontrolled/unrestricted access, or threat from local administrative negligence. Sites are demarcated by UNESCO as protected zones.

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