The remains of the city were forgotten for almost 1,000 years until their rediscovery in the early 20 century.
This complete urban ensemble features infrastructure such as roads, bridges, water systems, buildings, decorative elements and everyday objects.
These sites bear unique testimony to a cultural tradition nurtured by hidden Christians in the Nagasaki region who secretly transmitted their faith during the period of prohibition from the 17 Italy Criteria: (iv) The industrial city of Ivrea is located in the Piedmont region and developed as the testing ground for Olivetti, manufacturer of typewriters, mechanical calculators and office computers.
Denmark Criteria: (v) Located inside the Arctic Circle in the central part of West Greenland, the site contains the remains of 4,200 years of human history.
It is a cultural landscape which bears witness to its creators’ hunting of land and sea animals, seasonal migrations and a rich and well-preserved tangible and intangible cultural heritage linked to climate, navigation and medicine.
Because of its unique situation between the Frankish Empire of the South and the Danish Kingdom in the North, Hedeby became a trading hub between continental Europe and Scandinavia and between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
Because of its rich and well preserved archaeological material, it has become a key site for the interpretation of economic, social and historical developments in Europe during the Viking age.
The west choir, dating to the first half of the 13th century reflects changes in religious practice and the appearance of science and nature in the figurative arts.
The choir and life-size sculptures of the founders of the Cathedral are masterpieces of the workshop known as the “Naumburg Master”.It is likely that these monuments were used in connection with rituals, probably of a funerary nature.Distinctive T-shaped pillars are carved with images of wild animals, providing insight into the way of life and beliefs of people living in Upper Mesopotamia about 11,500 years ago. Together they reflect the earliest activities of Christian missionaries and settlers in Japan – the phase of encounter, followed by times of prohibition and persecution of the Christian faith and the final phase of the revitalization of Christian communities after the lifting of prohibition in 1873.The features of the site include large winter houses and evidence of caribou hunting, as well as archaeological sites from Paleo-Inuit and Inuit cultures.The cultural landscape includes seven key localities, from Nipisat in the west to Aasivissuit, near the ice-cap in the east.Designed by leading Italian urban planners and architects, mostly between 1930 and the 1960s, this architectural ensemble reflects the ideas of the Community Movement (Movimento Comunità).