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".