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Cultural Sites in Egypt

Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur

Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur

Year of Inscription: 1979
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.


Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

Year of Inscription: 1979
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.


The Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae

The Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae

Year of Inscription: 1979
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.


The Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo

Year of Inscription: 1979
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement, land-use, or sea-use which is representative of a culture, or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change.
  • ...is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.

Abu Mena

Abu Mena

Year of Inscription: 1979
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.


Saint Catherine Area

Saint Catherine Area

Year of Inscription: 2002
Reason of Inscription:

The cultural site...

  • ...represents a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
  • ...is an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural, or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history.
  • ...is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.


Natural Sites in Egypt

Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)

Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)

Year of Inscription: 2005
Reason of Inscription:

The natural site...

  • ...is an outstanding example representing major stages of Earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features.


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