The centre of interest of the town was the site of Al-Ibrahimi Mosque/The tomb of the Patriarchs whose buildings are in a compound built in the 1st century AD to protect the tombs of the patriarch Abraham/Ibrahim and his family.
This place became a site of pilgrimage for the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
With the opening of a commercial port at Xiamen in 1843, and the establishment of the island as an international settlement in 1903, this island off the southern coast of the Chinese empire suddenly became an important window for Sino-foreign exchanges.
Kulangsu is an exceptional example of the cultural fusion that emerged from these exchanges, which remain legible in its urban fabric.
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 city streets are arranged around several large civic structures, which include temples, a theatre, an agora and two bath complexes.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.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.