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Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. Among its 220 historic monuments, the Dome of the Rock stands out: built in the 7th century, it is decorated with beautiful geometric and floral motifs. It is recognized by all three religions as the site of Abraham’s sacrifice. The Wailing Wall delimits the quarters of the different religious communities, while the Resurrection rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre houses Christ’s tomb.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

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iiTo exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design. All
iiiTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared. All
viTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria). All

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David’s Waterfall 202038.8kmsite_ao
Qumran 202023.4kmsite_ao
Or Torah Synagogue 2020127.6kmsite_ao
Qumran National Park 202023.4kmsite_ao
Umayyad Palace 201970.4kmsite_ao
Avshalom Cave 201918.5kmsite_ao
The Hermit House 201959.6kmsite_ao
Orson Hyde Memorial Garden 20192.3kmsite_ao
Elvis American Diner 201912kmsite_ao
Gerald Lankester Harding’s Burial Place 201983.9kmsite_ao
Water Sculptures 20190.3kmsite_ao
Mount Tabor 2019101.8kmsite_ao
Umbrella Staircases of Amman 201970kmsite_ao
Church of the Pater Noster 20192.8kmsite_ao
Kerak Castle 201981.3kmsite_ao
Hundertwasser Drinking Fountain 201852.8kmsite_ao
Ma’in Hot Springs 201942kmsite_ao
The Austrian Hospice 20191.5kmsite_ao
Jordan’s Breathtaking River Canyons 201948.9kmsite_ao
Es-Salt 201955.9kmsite_ao
El-Jazzar Mosque 2019127.5kmsite_ao
Iraq al-Amir 201953.8kmsite_ao
Roman Theater of Amman 201970.4kmsite_ao
You Can Row a Boat Through This Ancient Underground Reservoir 201936.6kmsite_ao
Sarona 201751.8kmsite_ao
Fortress of Machaerus 201845.5kmsite_ao
Um er-Rasas 201873.5kmsite_ao
Mount Arbel 2018119kmsite_ao
Wadi Qelt 201810.1kmsite_ao
The Abandoned Royal Palace at Tel el-Ful 20184.6kmsite_ao
An Ancient Underground Mithraeum in Israel 201885.5kmsite_ao
Wine Press Garden in Tel Aviv 201752.3kmsite_ao
Beit She’arim Necropolis 2018102.7kmsite_ao
The Mysterious Ancient Tunnel Built for Jerusalem’s Western Wall 20171.8kmsite_ao
Harry Potter’s Grave 201835.4kmsite_ao
The Prophet Samuel’s Tomb Is a Holy Site for Jews, Muslims, and Christians 20176.5kmsite_ao
Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem 20181.5kmsite_ao
Zodiac Mosaic of Hammat Tiberias 2018113.7kmsite_ao
Israel’s First Dedicated Natural History Museum 201753.3kmsite_ao
Tel Aviv’s Massive Maze-Like Transport Hub 201751.3kmsite_ao
Ilana Goor Museum 201853.2kmsite_ao
Masada: Israel’s Ancient Fortress 201753.7kmsite_ao
President’s Room 20181.8kmsite_ao
Builder’s Insurance Fund Building (today: Clalit Health Services Clinic) 19650.4kmsite_brutalism
Wurzweiler Central Library, Bar-Ilan University 47.4kmsite_brutalism
Knesset 1.3kmsite_brutalism
Convalescent Home (today: King Solomon Hotel) 116.9kmsite_brutalism
Memorial Museum 66kmsite_brutalism
City Hall 71.3kmsite_brutalism
Soldier’s House (Beit Hachyal) 1963117.4kmsite_brutalism
Rashad Shawa Cultural Center 197777.7kmsite_brutalism
Student Dormitories, Tel Aviv University 53.6kmsite_brutalism
Cukier-Goldstein-Goren School of Humanities Building, Ben Gurion University 196870.1kmsite_brutalism
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (today Danciger Laboratories), Technion 111.7kmsite_brutalism
Beit Ariela Library 52.1kmsite_brutalism
Natural Sciences Building, Ben Gurion University 196870kmsite_brutalism
Medical School, University of Tel Aviv 196753.7kmsite_brutalism
Dubiner Apartment House 196149.7kmsite_brutalism
8 Tower 196769.1kmsite_brutalism
Bank of Israel 1.5kmsite_brutalism
Leo Baeck School 117.9kmsite_brutalism
Immigrants Hostel (today The Alfred & Irma Morgenthau Absorption Center) 103kmsite_brutalism
Tel Aviv District Court 52kmsite_brutalism
Raffi Hall, Medical Library, Ben Gurion University 70.4kmsite_brutalism
The Dr. Emodi House 196752.5kmsite_brutalism
Zalman Aranne Central Library, Ben Gurion University 70.1kmsite_brutalism
Amal Lady Davis High School 196552.8kmsite_brutalism
Student Residence, Ben Gurion University 70kmsite_brutalism
Central Library, University Tel Aviv 53.6kmsite_brutalism
Negev Center 70.6kmsite_brutalism
City Hall 51.8kmsite_brutalism
Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town 201730.6kmsite_whs
Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas) 201532.3kmsite_whs
Necropolis of Bet She’arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal 2015102.5kmsite_whs
Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir 201410.8kmsite_whs
Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa’a) 200473.6kmsite_whs
Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee 2008118.6kmsite_whs
Biblical Tels – Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba 200590.6kmsite_whs
Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves 2012101.4kmsite_whs
Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves 201436.6kmsite_whs
Old City of Acre 2001127.9kmsite_whs
White City of Tel-Aviv – the Modern Movement 200351.6kmsite_whs
Masada 200153.8kmsite_whs
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The Relationship Between Landscape and Home for Palestinian Artists 201917.9kmpost
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About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.