World Heritage - UNESCO


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.

 

World Heritage list in Tunsia:

Carthage

Carthage

 

 

World Heritage in 1979. It became a large and rich city and thus a major power in the Mediterranean.


Medina of Tunis

Medina of Tunis

 

 

World Heritage in 1979. Within its walls contains about seven hundred monuments.

 


El Jem amphitheater

El Jem amphitheatre

 

 

World Heritage in 1979. The largest Roman amphitheater in Africa. Good state of preservation.


Ichkeul National Park

Ichkeul

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Kerkouane

Kerkouane

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Horary:
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.

Medina of Sousse

Medina of Sousse

 

 

World heritage in 1988.


Kairouan

Kairouan

 

 

World Heritage in 1988. The most important holy city in northern Africa and the fourth in the world.


Dougga

Dougga

 

 

World Heritage in 1997. The best preserved ruins in North Africa.


 

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