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Tower of London

The massive White Tower is a typical example of Norman military architecture, whose influence was felt throughout the kingdom. It was built on the Thames by William the Conqueror to protect London and assert his power. The Tower of London – an imposing fortress with many layers of history, which has become one of the symbols of royalty – was built around the White Tower.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

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
ivTo be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history. All



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Whitechapel Bell Foundry 20191.2kmsite_ao
Site of Execution Dock 20191.1kmsite_ao
The Executioner’s Ax 20180kmsite_ao
Billingsgate Roman House and Baths 20180.5kmsite_ao
Beauchamp Tower 20180.1kmsite_ao
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London’s Masterful Public Square That Never Was 20171.1kmsite_ao
Traitors’ Gate 20170.1kmsite_ao
The Last of London’s Extravagant Street Signs 20170.9kmsite_ao
The Notorious East London Aldgate Pump 20170.6kmsite_ao
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Roman Wharf Timber 20180.7kmsite_ao
Two Princes Staircase 20170.1kmsite_ao
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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.

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