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UNESCO lists two locations in Lebanon, Yemen as heritage sites in danger

In an urgent session on Wednesday, UNESCO named two sites from Lebanon and Yemen to its List of World Heritage in Danger, calling for their immediate preservation.
A Yemeni man looks up at pillars at the Awam, or Moon Temple, near the recently restored Arsh, or Throne of Balquis, the site of the legendary kingdom of Sheba, Marib province, Yemen, Dec. 21, 2000.

The United Nations added an ancient city in Yemen and a modernist fairgrounds complex in Lebanon to its List of World Heritage in Danger following an extraordinary session that it held on Wednesday. 

UNESCO’s listed sites are considered to have a unique irreplaceable cultural and historical value to the world. More locations are added with time. “UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection, and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity,” it states on its website.

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