Original title: China's two places have successfully applied for World Heritage No. 1 in the world.
This is the black pottery, jade cong, wooden clogs, lacquerware, pottery piece and jade bii unearthed from the Liangzhu cultural site (from top left, clockwise direction) . Xinhua News Agency reporter Weng Xinyang
China Daily Network, July 8th. Good news came from the 43rd World Heritage Committee meeting in Azerbaijan. On July 5, the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided that China’s Yellow (Bo) Sea Migratory Bird Habitat (Phase 1) was included in the World Heritage List. On July 6, the ancient city of Liangzhu in China was also successfulSelected. So far, the total number of world heritage sites in China has reached 55, ranking first in the world with Italy.
According to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post website reported on July 7, at the 43rd UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting held in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, the ancient city of Liangzhu, Zhejiang Province, China was listed "World Heritage List". So far, the total number of world heritage sites in China has reached 55.
On July 5, China’s Yellow (Bo) Sea Migratory Bird Habitat (Phase 1) was successfully included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List after deliberation at the meeting. This project became China’s 54th It is a World Heritage Site.
The World Heritage Conference is a regular meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, held once a year. Since China joined the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1985, it has become one of the countries with the fastest growth in the number of world heritage sites in the world.
Hong Kong "South China Morning Post" reported Screenshot
It is reported that an ancient Chinese city with a history of 5,300 years has been listed by UNESCO as China’s latest world cultural heritage.
The ancient city of Liangzhu is located on the outskirts of Hangzhou, in the Yangtze River valley, dating back to 3300 BC. The site covers an area of 14.3 square kilometers, including the remains of 11 dams, cemetery sites, a water conservancy system and city walls, which all prove the early Chinese urban civilization based on rice cultivation.
UNESCO introduced on its official website that the Yangtze River Delta on the southeast coast of ChinaThe ruins of the ancient city of Zhu (approximately 3300-2300 BC) show people an early regional country supported by rice agriculture and a unified belief in the late Neolithic period. The site is composed of 4 parts: Yaoshan site area, Gukou high dam area, plain low dam area and city site area. Through the social hierarchy embodied by large earthen buildings, urban planning, water conservancy systems, and different forms of tombs, these sites have become outstanding examples of early urban civilization.
An introduction to the Liangzhu archaeological site on the UNESCO website.
The World Heritage Committee stated that the ancient city of Liangzhu showed an existenceIn the late Neolithic period of China, the early regional state with rice farming as its economic support, social differentiation and unified belief system, confirmed the outstanding contribution of the Yangtze River Basin to the origin of Chinese civilization. The site truly shows the development of the civilization of rice cultivation in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River in the Neolithic Age, and reveals that the ancient city of Liangzhu is a panoramic view of the regional urban civilization in the early Neolithic Age and meets the authenticity and integrity requirements of the World Heritage.
Colin Renfrew, an academician of the British Academy of Social Sciences and a retired professor of Cambridge University, said in an interview with Xinhua News Agency that the discovery of the site is of "primary importance", with exquisite jade and a large-scale ancient city The grand water conservancy projects all show that Liangzhu was "a highly organized society or state" as early as 5000 years ago, which means that Chinese civilization began more than 5000 years ago.
The ancient city of Liangzhu. Source: National The official website of the Bureau of Cultural Heritage
According to Xinhua News Agency’s report on July 5, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee reviewed and approved the Chinese Yellow (Bo) at the 43rd World Heritage Conference held on July 5. The Sea Migratory Bird Habitat (Phase 1) was included in the "World Heritage List". The project became the 54th World Heritage Site in China.
On the same day, the World Heritage Committee highly affirmed the project’s "outstanding universal value" ”And the protection measures adopted by the Chinese government, unanimously agreed to include the project on the World Heritage List.
UNESCO's official website about the Yellow (Bo) Sea Migratory Bird Habitat ( The introduction of the first phase).
The World Heritage Committee stated that the heritage site is located at the center of the East Asia-Australian waterfowl migration route. Every year there are a large number of cranes, geese and plover migratory birds. This resting, moulting, overwintering or breeding plays an irreplaceable and unique role in the protection of transnational migratory birds.
This area has the world’s largest intertidal tidal flats, these tidal flats and other coastal wetlands It provides a valuable habitat for 680 species of vertebrates and more than 500 invertebrates. Among the 415 species of birds living in the area, there are 23 species of global key species and 17 speciesIt was included in the Red List of Endangered Species by the World Conservation Union.
On June 27, an egret and a herd of elk were photographed in the Dafeng Elk National Nature Reserve on the east coast of Yancheng, Jiangsu. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Bo
This is the largest wintering place for red-crowned cranes in China. At most, 80% of the global population of red-crowned cranes spend the winter here. In addition, more than 90% of the world's critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers choose to live here. The endangered black-billed sandpipers breed here, such as the extremely rare Little Greenshanks, Great Whimbrels, Black-faced Spoonbills, and Great Sandpipers. Long-distance international migratory birds stop here.
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