The 3 places in the world to be stripped of their UNESCO World Heritage status

The 3 places in the world to be stripped of their UNESCO World Heritage status By on Jul 21, 2021 in Attractions, Europe, Germany, Going Out, Middle East, Oman, Regions, United Kingdom, Western Europe

The announcement today that Liverpool is being stripped of its World Heritage status will come as a huge disappointment to people throughout Merseyside and beyond. But did you know that this is not the first time the UN has used its powers to strip a site of its World Heritage status? Since UNESCO World Heritage List began in 1978, there have been three places that have been awarded UESCO World Heritage status, only to have it later withdrawn. They are as follows:

Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, Oman – awarded in 1994, revoked in 2007

Oman’s Arabian Oryx Sanctuary holds the dubious distinction of being the first ever site to be removed from UNESCO’s

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