The southern French city of Nice was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List on Tuesday. More specifically, it concerns the part of town described as the “winter resort on the Riviera”, which also includes the famous Promenade des Anglais. Germanic bottom lime has also been placed on the World Heritage List. This is part of the Roman lime in Holland and Germany and is part of the much larger Roman Empire borders in Europe and North Africa. Parts of this were already on the World Heritage List. The list contains a total of about 1,100 World Heritage sites.
The decision was made Tuesday in Fuzhou, China, where the 44th meeting of the United Nations World Heritage Committee is being held. I got the last few days Thermal baths in the spa and the Former Bedouin colony of Wortel Also a place in the World Heritage List.
The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, was very excited about the news. “Nice’s history, both firmly established and open, Mediterranean and Alpine, European and cosmopolitan, has produced a unique architecture and landscape, a model for many other cities around the world,” said Estrosi.
The long-term work that preceded the award is confirmed in the local media. “For a long time, our city neglected everything that made it so famous: the quality of the landscape, the protection of its most beautiful buildings, the appreciation of its heritage and a certain way of life. From this observation, I drew a determination, strength and enterprise that it has today been awarded by UNESCO.”
The Roman limes in Holland and Germany protected the Roman Empire against Germanic tribes. Lime remains show how far the Romans advanced in their times with baths and dams. The Germanic Lower Lime extends from Katwijk aan Zee, through Utrecht and Arnhem, to Germany, in the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. The remains can still be seen near Nijmegen. Here was a large Roman fortress with a city.
“The heritage that binds many countries”
“After UNESCO’s placement of the colonies of Good and De Waterleigh, lemonade is three times golden for the Netherlands,” says Boris van der Ham, chairman of the Dutch World Heritage Foundation’s board of directors. “The lemon is a heritage that connects many countries. It is a wonderful testament to our common history.”
Kathleen Ferrier, Chairperson of the Dutch UNESCO Commission, also reacts enthusiastically: “It is remarkable that the Dutch part of the frontiers of the Roman Empire has now been inscribed on the World Heritage List. The Romans have been in the Netherlands for about 450 years and they have left all kinds of traces here. The fact that The Netherlands has been part of a much larger group for a long time, and for a long time, very important to our vision of history and our place in the world.”
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