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In Iraq and North Korea, there are many cultural and natural sites of exceptional value to humankind.They are now under threat by the growing pressures of human-made dangers. How is the international community working to preserve these precious memories of humanity and give it meaningful places in future societies and generations? Not only is it up to the international community, it's also up to every one of us to save the world's cultural and natural sites before it's too late.




 Iraq


In ancient times Iraq was almost equivalent to Mesopotamia,the land
between the two rivers Tigris and Euphrates.





World Heritage
Date of Ratification of the Convention: 26 February 1975
1 site
Hatra Cultural 1985
7 Properties of Tentative List
Ashur Cultural
Nimrud Cultural
Samarra Cultural
The Ancient City of Nineveh Cultural
The Fortress of Al-Ukhaidar Cultural
Ur Cultural
Wasit Cultural


Reference
Government State Organization of Antiquities & Heritage
Ministry of Culture & Information
General Information CIA World Factbook
Lonely Planet






North Korea


The Korean Peninsula has every claim to be one of the cradles of human society. And they prove that the Korean Nation is a single nation with a long history developed from the primitive age to the modern age.


World Heritage
Date of Ratification of the Convention: 21 July 1998
0 site
7 Properties of Tentative List
Caves in Kujang Area Natural
Historical Relics in Kaesong Cultural
Historical Relics in Pyongyang Cultural
Koguryo Mural Tombs Cultural
Mt.Chibo Natural
Mt.Kumgang and the Historical Relics in and around the Mountain NaturalCultural
Mt.Myohyang and the Relics in and around the Mountain Natural/Cultural
Man and the Biosphere (MAB)
1 site

Mount Paekdu

1989


Reference
Government Management Bureau for Cultural Property Conservation (MBCPC)
Ministry of Culture

General Information CIA World Factbook
Lonely Planet





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