Grotte ornée du Pont-d’Arc, dite Grotte Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc, Ardèche

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Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche Located in a limestone plateau of the Ardèche River in southern France, the property contains the earliest-known and best-preserved figurative drawings in the world, dating back as early as the Aurignacian period (30,000–32,000 BP), making it an exceptional testimony of prehistoric art. The cave was … Lire la suite­­

Golfe de Porto : calanche de Piana, golfe de Girolata, réserve de Scandola

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Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve The nature reserve, which is part of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica, occupies the Scandola peninsula, an impressive, porphyritic rock mass. The vegetation is an outstanding example of scrubland. Seagulls, cormorants and sea eagles can be found there. The clear waters, with their … Lire la suite­­

Göbekli Tepe

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Göbekli Tepe Located in the Germuş mountains of south-eastern Anatolia, this property presents monumental round-oval and rectangular megalithic structures erected by hunter-gatherers in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic age between 9,600 and 8,200 BCE. These monuments were probably used in connection with rituals, most likely of a funerary nature. Distinctive T-shaped pillars are carved with images of … Lire la suite­­