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Mexico's Calakmul now UNESCO World Heritage Site

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July 11, 2014
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The ancient Mayan city of Calakmul in southern Mexico was recently designated as a "mixed natural and cultural" World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, the first one in the country. Duration: 00:43 Video provided by AFP


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AFP (Sep. 16, 2013) — Artifacts from Hildesheim Cathedral are on display during a preview of "Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim" at the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York. Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site, has one of the most complete surviving examples of church treasures in Europe, including masterpieces made from 1000 and 1250.
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French Cave Home to Earliest Drawings Wins World Heritage Status

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AFP (June 22, 2014) — The Chauvet Cave, a vast Paleolithic cave dating back more than 36,000 years ago, was selected on Sunday as a UNESCO World Heritage site. AFPTV provides a rare filmed glimpse inside the cave, which is closed to the public. Duration: 02:25 Video provided by AFP
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Bursa, Pergamon Become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Bursa, Pergamon Become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

AFP (June 23, 2014) — The city of Bursa, the village of Cumalıkızık, and the ancient city of Pergamon are the latest Turkish sites to make it into the UNESCO's World Heritage List. Duration: 00:53 Video provided by AFP
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Exclusive: Mali Islamists Destroy Ancient Sites

Exclusive: Mali Islamists Destroy Ancient Sites

AFP (July 2, 2012) — One of the Islamist groups in control in Northern Mali has been destroying the sacred tombs of Muslim saints in the town of Timbuktu, classed as a World Heritage Site, prompting an international outcry. Exclusive AFPTV images of the destruction.
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