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It bears witness to the cultural histories of the Norse farmer-hunters who started arriving from Iceland in the 10th century and of the Inuit hunters and Inuit farming communities that developed from the end of the 18th century.
Despite their differences, the two cultures, European Norse and Inuit, created a cultural landscape based on farming, grazing and marine mammal hunting.
These archaeological sites feature some of the oldest figurative art worldwide and help shed light on the origins of human artistic development.
Palestine Criteria: (ii)(iv)(vi) The use of a local limestone shaped the construction of the old town of Hebron/Al-Khalil during the Mamluk period between 12.
The landscape represents the earliest introduction of farming to the Arctic, and the Norse expansion of settlement beyond Europe.
China Criteria: (ii)(iv) Kulangsu is a tiny island located on the estuary of the Chiu-lung River, facing the city of Xiamen.
The property encompasses the area of the city that resulted from various phases of planning between 18, as well as the indigenous unplanned neighbourhoods of Arbate Asmera and Abbashawel.
It is an exceptional example of early modernist urbanism at the beginning of the 20th century and its application in an African context.
The Assumption Monastery illustrates in its location and architectural composition the political and missionary programme developed by Tsar Ivan IV to extend the Moscow state.
Eritrea Criteria: (ii)(iv) Located at over 2,000 m above sea level, the capital of Eritrea developed from the 1890s onwards as a military outpost for the Italian colonial power.
After 1935, Asmara underwent a large scale programme of construction applying the Italian rationalist idiom of the time to governmental edifices, residential and commercial buildings, churches, mosques, synagogues, cinemas, hotels, etc.
Among them are carved figurines of animals (including cave lions, mammoths, horses and bovids), musical instruments and items of personal adornment.
Other figurines depict creatures that are half animal, half human and there is one statuette of a woman.