Women aren't allowed to step foot on the island, while ancient rituals are required on the men who do.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has released a drone footage last week showing the damage at the ancient Roman-era site of Palmyra.
Known as the first city in the world to be awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Status in the urban cultural landscape category, Rio de Janeiro officially enters UN's list of world heritage sites after four years.
Romania races to save some of Europe’s remaining virgin forests through a new technology that would enable environmentalists and citizens to monitor threatened woodland.
UNESCO inscribed 21 sites on its World Heritage List, including ancient tombstones and an island of fossils.
A marshland in Iraq, formerly ordered to be drained by Saddam Hussein was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Climate change is affecting World Heritage sites across the globe. Yellowstone National Park, Galapagos Islands and Banaue Rice Terraces are among the sites included in UN list of heritage sites in danger.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or Unesco is tasked to protect and preserve 229 Unesco heritage sites worldwide. However, according to a recent report by WWF, 114 out of 229 of these heritage sites are at risk due to irresponsible industrial activities.