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List of World Heritage Sites in Israel

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This is a list of World Heritage Sites in Israel with properties of cultural and natural heritage in
Israel as inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List or as on the country's tentative list.
World Heritage Sites
The table is sortable by column by clicking on the
at the top of the appropriate column;
alphanumerically for the Site, Area, and Year columns; by state party for the Location column; and
by criteria type for the Criteria column. Transborder sites sort at the bottom.
Site; named after the World Heritage Committee's official designation[1]
Location; at city, regional, or provincial level and geocoordinates
Criteria; as defined by the World Heritage Committee[2]
Area; in hectares and acres. If available, the size of the buffer zone has been noted as well. A value
of zero implies that no data has been published by UNESCO
Year; during which the site was inscribed to the World Heritage List
Description; brief information about the site, including reasons for qualifying as an endangered site,
if applicable
Site
Image
Location
Criteria
Area
ha (acre)
Year
Description
Refs
Bah'i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee

Haifa and North District


3249?46?N 3458?18?E / 32.82944N 34.97167E
Cultural:
(iii)(vi)
63 (160); buffer zone 255 (630)
2008
[3]
Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba

Israel
3235?50?N 3510?56?E / 32.59722N 35.18222E
Cultural:
(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
96 (240); buffer zone 604 (1,490)
2005
[4]
Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev

Negev
3032?28?N 359?39?E / 30.54111N 35.16083E

Cultural:
(iii)(v)
-2005
[5]
Masada

South District
3118?49?N 3521?10?E / 31.31361N 35.35278E
Cultural:
(iii)(iv)(vi)
276 (680); buffer zone 28,965 (71,570)
2001
[6]
Old City of Acre

Western Galilee
3255?42?N 355?2?E / 32.92833N 35.08389E
Cultural:
(ii)(iii)(v)

63 (160)
2001
[7]
White City of Tel-Aviv--the Modern Movement

Tel Aviv
324?0?N 3447?0?E / 32.06667N 34.78333E
Cultural:
(ii)(iv)
140 (350); buffer zone 197 (490)
2003
[8]
Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me'arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves

Mount Carmel
3240?12?N 3457?55?E / 32.67000N 34.96528E
Cultural:
(iii)(v)
54 (130); buffer zone 370 (910)
2012
[9]

Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves

Southern District,

Israel

3136?0?N 3453?44?E / 31.60000N 34.89556E


Cultural:
(v)
259 (640)
2014
[10]
Necropolis of Bet She'arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal

Haifa District,

Israel

3242?8?N 357?37?E / 32.70222N 35.12694E


Cultural:
(ii)(iii)
12 (30); buffer zone 64 (160)
2015
[11]
World Heritage Sites located in sites where the territorial status is yet to be determined
Site

Image
Location
Criteria
Area
ha (acre)
Year
Description
Refs
Old City and Walls of Jerusalem

East Jerusalem
3146?36?N 3514?03?E / 31.77667N 35.23417E
Cultural:
(ii), (iii), (vi)
1981
[12]
Location of sites

Bah'i Holy Places

Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba

Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev

Masada

Old City of Acre

White City of Tel-Aviv

Nahal Me'arot Nature Reserve

Beit Guvrin

Beit She'arim
Location of World Heritage Sites in Israel.
List of Properties in the Tentative List[13]
Name
Date
Triple-arch Gate at Dan & Sources of the Jordan
2000
Early Synagogues in the Galilee
2000
The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles
2000
Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites
2000
Horvat Minnim
2000
Arbel (Arbel, Nebe Shueb, Horns of Hittim)
2000

Degania & Nahalal


2000
Bet She'an
2000
Caesarea
2000
White Mosque in Ramle
2000
Jerusalem (extension)
2000
Mount Karkom
2000
Timna
2000
The Crusader Fortresses
2000
Makhteshim Country
2001
The Great Rift Valley - migratory routes - The Hula
2004
Liftah (Mey Naftoah) - Traditional mountain village
2015
Ein Karem, a village and its cultural landscape
2015
See also
Tourism in Israel

List of World Heritage Sites in Western Asia


References
^ "World Heritage List". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
^ "The Criteria for Selection". UNESCO. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
^ "Bah'i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 Aug 2011.
^ "Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 Aug 2011.
^ "Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 Aug 2011.
^ "Masada". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 Aug 2011.
^ "Old City of Acre". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 Aug 2011.
^ "White City of Tel-Aviv -- the Modern Movement". UNESCO. Retrieved 17 Aug 2011.
^ "Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me'arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves".
UNESCO. Retrieved 16 Jul 2012.
^ "Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the
Caves". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 Aug 2015.
^ "Necropolis of Bet She'arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 Aug 2015.
^ "Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls". UNESCO. Retrieved 26 Nov 2012.
^ UNESCO Official page for Tentative list
External links
UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Israel

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