UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
For the purpose of Convention of paris in 1972, the following shall be considered as "cultural heritage":
Monuments: architectural works, works of monumental sculpture and painting, elements or structures of an archaeological nature, inscriptions, cave dwellings and combinations of features, which are of outstanding universal value from the point of view of history, art or science.
There are 10 points to be selected. To be included in the list of World Heritage site must be of "outstanding universal value" and meet at least one of those 10 points selection.
The Ichkeul lake (المحمية الوطنية إشكل), and wetland are a major stopover point for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, such as ducks, geese, storks and pink flamingoes, who come to feed and nest there. Ichkeul is the last remaining lake in a chain that once extended across North Africa.
World Heritage in 1980.
Karkouan (كركوان) This Phoenician city was probably abandoned during the First Punic War (c. 250 B.C.) and as a result was not rebuilt by the Romans. The remains constitute the only example of a Phoenicio-Punic city to have survived. The houses were built to a standard plan in accordance with a sophisticated notion of town planning. World Heritage in 1980.
From 16/09 to 31/03: 09.00 - 16.00
From 01/04 to 15/09: 09.00 - 18.00
Closed on Monday.
Visit cost: 8 Dinars.
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