● The ruins of the ancient city of Babylon in Iraq
The temple of Nabu-sha-hare, one of the shrines of Babylon, measuring 35 meters in width and 33 meters in length. Qahtan Al-Abeed/Appointment Text
The hanging gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The remains of the city join today the list of world heritage of Unesco. It was at its apogee under the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II in the sixth century bc .J.-C, at which she was one of the largest in the world. There remain the ruins of the towers of the enclosure exterior and interior, the doors, the palaces and temples.
● churches of Pskov in Russia
The Trinity cathedral, overlooking the Pskov, has been rebuilt several times. The current one dates from the Seventeenth century. State budgetary institution of culture “Research and Development Centre for Conservation and Use of Historical and Cultural Monuments of the Pskov Region
from the Twelfth to The Seventeenth century, Pskov, north-west of Russia, near the Baltic sea, has greatly influenced the development of Russian ecclesiastical architecture. Several dozens of churches, monasteries and cathedrals have been built over the centuries. The buildings include the recognizable spires-arches, which overlook and gardens that surround them. The city was also a major center of painting sacred icons.
● The masterpieces of architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the United States
The House on the waterfall was built by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1936 and 1939. The Institute of the architects of the United States has elected the “most beautiful architectural work american of all time”. Wikipedia – Somach
Constructed during the first half of the 20th century in the United States, the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright belong to an “organic architecture”, which is recognizable to a blurring of the boundaries between the inside and the outside. The Guggenheim museum in New York, opened in 1959, remains the most famous work of the architect. Seven others, including the House on the waterfall in Pennsylvania, complete this registration.
● The city of Jaipur, the jewel of the Eighteenth century in India
The Jal Mahal, “palace on water” in French, is located on the lake Man Sagar, in Jaipur. Only one floor is visible from the outside, the other four being immersed. It is not accessible to the public. Vijay Mathur/REUTERS
Jewel of the state of Rajasthan, the city of Jaipur was built between 1727 and 1731 by the maharaja Sawâî Jai Singh II. The wind palace or the Jal Mahal, “palace on water” in French, it is home to, are all masterpieces of indian architecture. In 1876, for the coming of the prince Albert, the husband of queen Victoria, almost all of the buildings have been repainted rose, regarded in the peninsula as a color of welcome.
● The tombs four times millennia of the archipelago of Bahrain
The most large cemeteries, those of the sovereign, measure up to 15 meters high and 45 meters wide. STR/AFP
11.774 graves covered slope lining the centre of the sultanate of the Persian gulf. This burial, dated between 2050 and 1750 bc J.-C., preserves the remains of kings and unknown to the mesopotamian civilization Dilmun. Most large cemeteries, those of the sovereign, measure up to 15 meters high and 45 meters wide.
● Azerbaijan: the beautiful Sheki, on the silk road
The khanate of Sheki was, in the Eighteenth century, one of the most powerful States in the Caucasus, before becoming the vassal of Russia. The palace of the khan, Muhammad Hasan, was erected in 1797. Azerberpa
At the foot of the Caucasus mountains, the city in azerbaijan’s Sheki and its architecture have been influenced by the neighbouring russians, and persians. The khanate of which reigned there in the Eighteenth century was one of the most powerful States in the Caucasus, before becoming the vassal of Russia. Remain of its former grandeur, the palace of the Khans, built in 1797, and the houses of the merchants of silkworms.
● Mafra, the Portuguese Versailles
The national palace of Mafra was erected in a baroque style by order of king John V of Portugal, in 1711. CPB
Lord Byron it was called “the pride of Portugal”. Dating from 1711, this huge building close to Lisbon includes a palace, a basilica, a monastery and gardens. The main façade measuring 232 metres long. A glitz enabled by the arrivals of gold from the Brazil. Famous throughout the world, the library contains 36.000 books.
● Budj Bim, the territory of the aboriginal Gunditjmara in Australia
The lava flows of the volcano and Budj Bim allowed the aborigines to develop a system of aquaculture that is very effective. Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation
to The south-west of Australia, the volcano and Budj Bim and lake Condah are part of the territory of the aboriginal Gunditjmara for the past six millennia. Extensive lava flows have enabled the indigenous people to found a network of aquaculture consisting of canals and dykes. It is thanks to this that he developed the fisheries of the eel, a long time its main resource.
● The mysterious jars giant of Xieng Khouang in Laos
Carved into the stone, the more large jars weigh up to six tons. Department of Heritage/Appointment Text
Their use still eludes the experts. Just one assumes that they were used as the burial practices of the iron age, 500 bc bc to 500 ad. J.-C., in Laos. 2100 large jars lining a vast plain to the east of the country. Carved into the stone, the biggest weigh up to six tons. Archaeological investigations are made difficult by the presence of american bombs not defused the Vietnam war on the area.
● Bagan, the Angkor of Myanmar
The site includes more than 2500 monuments, temples, monasteries, and other buddhist sanctuaries. YE AUNG THU/AFP
The site includes more than 2500 monuments, temples, monasteries and other shrines, for the most part of brick, erected between the Eleventh and the Fourteenth century. The kingdom of Bagan reached its golden age in the Eleventh century. The nomination of Bagan had been selected to be the world heritage from 1995, but the military junta of the time had been criticised for not taking into account the advice of the specialists in the restoration.