This week UNESCO has released their list of newly inscribed properties for 2015, adding 24 new sites of cultural and natural significance to the World Heritage list.

Inclusions this year ranged from the archeological sites of Susa in Iran and Ephesus in Turkey to Singapore Botanical Gardens and Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains. France also made an impact with the wine regions of Champagne and Burgundy both getting recognition for their history, landscapes and role in developing wine production.

The highlight for the UK, meanwhile, is the inclusion of the The Forth Bridge in Scotland. The world’s longest multi-span cantilever bridge is praised as a “milestone in bridge design” with a “distinctive industrial aesthetic” that is “innovative in style, materials and scale”.

The full list

1. Aqueduct of Padre, Mexico
2. Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale, Italy
3. Baekje Historic Areas, Republic of Korea
4. Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas), Jordan
5. Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars, France
6. Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement, Denmark
7. Climats, terroirs of Burgundy, France
8. Cultural Landscape of Maymand, Iran
9. Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape, Turkey
10. Ephesus, Turkey
11. Fray Bentos Cultural-Industrial Landscape, Uruguay
12. Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape, Mongolia
13. Necropolis of Bet She’arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal, Israel
14. Rjukan–Notodden Industrial Heritage Site, Norway
15. Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
16. San Antonio Missions, USA
17. Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore
18. Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining, Japan
19. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus, Germany
20. Susa, Iran
21. The Forth Bridge, United Kingdom
22. The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand, Denmark
23. Tusi Sites, China
24. Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica

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