Skip to content

The Silk Road becomes first continuous World Heritage Site

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
6/23/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

China holds 22 of the 33 individual sites

The legendary trade route which connected Europe and Asia has finally become a World Heritage Site (WHS), acknowledging its part in ensuring trade and cultural communication between the East and West.

The Silk Road has become a World Heritage Site after more than a decade of academic struggle.

The Silk Road has become a World Heritage Site after more than a decade of academic struggle.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
6/23/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Middle East

Keywords: News, International, China, Middle East


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - This is the 46th WHS located in China, and also spills into Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, making it one of the largest sites in terms of geographic distribution.

You can donate food to a child in need!

The Silk Road stretched more than 7,000 kilometers at its zenith, and was used heavily from the second century BC to the 16th century.

The Silk Road has finally become a World Heritage Site, 22 of the 33 sites are located in China.

The Silk Road has finally become a World Heritage Site, 22 of the 33 sites are located in China.


"It turns a new page in terms of World Heritage Sites because our previous items on the list are individual spots rather than a continuous line," said Tong Mingkang, the deputy director of China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage and the head of China's delegation to Doha.

The Silk Road has finally become a World Heritage Site, 22 of the 33 sites are located in China.

The Silk Road has finally become a World Heritage Site, 22 of the 33 sites are located in China.


There are 33 historical sites within the project, and 22 of them are in Chinese provinces-Shaanxi, Henan and Gansu, and the autonomous region of Xinjiang Uygur. Eight of these sites are in Kazakhstan, and three are in Kyrgyztan.

The Silk Road has finally become a World Heritage Site, 22 of the 33 sites are located in China.

The Silk Road has finally become a World Heritage Site, 22 of the 33 sites are located in China.


"A detailed plan for protection and improvement of surrounding areas was made for each spot, making this application much more complicated than previous ones," said Tong. "The success also gave us important experience in terms of cross-border cooperation in the field."

The Silk Road has finally become a World Heritage Site, 22 of the 33 sites are located in China.

The Silk Road has finally become a World Heritage Site, 22 of the 33 sites are located in China.


He also said that China will most likely submit more requests for World Heritage status in the future.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization began encouraging countries located along the Silk Road to cooperate in bids for World Heritage status in the early 1990s, but this work began only in 2006 because of academic disputes over where the path should be outlined.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted.
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.


Comments


More Middle East

New pilgrimage route recreates Jesus' footsteps - Will YOU follow Christ? Watch

Image of Complete a pilgrimage along the same roads Jesus and his disciples may have tread.

Some take pilgrimages to atone for sins, others simply desire time to fulfill their spiritual needs. Regardless of why people choose to ... continue reading


Innocent children forced into horrid orphanages and a life of terrorism Watch

Image of

Innocent and terrified boys, aged from three to 16, entered what appeared to be a Mosul orphanage with tears streaming down their faces ... continue reading


Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes survives Jewish extremist attack - Celebrates first Mass in 2 years Watch

Image of The Church of the Loaves and Fish
 has reopened (Bettina & Dominique Zygmont/Flickr).

After eight months and about $1 million, the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee has ... continue reading


'Death to America' - Thousands celebrate Islamic Revolution by burning American flags and shouting Anti-America slurs Watch

Image of A cutout of U.S. President Donald Trump was lynched at Iran's Revolution anniversary rally (Sobhan Hassanvand/Twitter).

In 1979, Iran underwent an unusual revolution, which resulted in the rise of anti-American Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. LOS ... continue reading


Another Dead Sea Scroll cave has been explored - what did they find? Watch

Image of Archaeologists are searching for new fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls to better understand the world at the time of Christ.

Archaeologists have explored another Dead Sea Scroll cave in the Qumran cliffs of the West Bank. The cavern is the twelfth such cave in ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.