Pakistan ratified the convention on 23 July 1976, making its historical sites eligible for inclusion on the list.Since then, UNESCO has designated six sites in Pakistan as World Heritage Sites and eighteen sites are on the tentative list.Because of its secular position in the world, the Turkish attitude toward religion has been on of tolerance.
Turkey Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)(vi) Located in southwestern Turkey, in the upper valley of the Morsynus River, the site consists of two components: the archaeological site of Aphrodisias and the marble quarries northeast of the city.
The temple of Aphrodite dates from the 3rd century BC and the city was built one century later.
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Eritrea Criteria: (ii)(iv) Located at over 2,000 m above sea level, the capital of Eritrea developed from the 1890s onwards as a military outpost for the Italian colonial power.
After 1935, Asmara underwent a large scale programme of construction applying the Italian rationalist idiom of the time to governmental edifices, residential and commercial buildings, churches, mosques, synagogues, cinemas, hotels, etc.
The last site to be designated as a World Heritage Site was Rohtas Fort in 1997.
All the six inscribed and eighteen tentative sites are listed under the cultural category.
The property encompasses the area of the city that resulted from various phases of planning between 18, as well as the indigenous unplanned neighbourhoods of Arbate Asmera and Abbashawel.
It is an exceptional example of early modernist urbanism at the beginning of the 20th century and its application in an African context.
The ruins were first discovered in 1922 and major excavations were carried out in 1930's, however after 1965 further excavations were banned due to weathering and disintegration.