New world heritage sites announced

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Twenty-two new sites have been inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List this year. Sixteen of the new additions are cultural sites, bringing the number of inscribed cultural
properties to 660. Among the new inscriptions are Samarra Archaeological City in Iraq, Sydney Opera House, and the Roman palace of Galerius in Serbia. Samarra was also placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, in recognition of current threats to its preservation. Other heritage sites added to the list this year include the Old Town of Corfu, rock carvings in Namibia and Azerbaijan, and a Japanese silver mine.