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Egypt ratified the World Heritage Convention on 7 February, 1974. As of March 2010, it has 7 World Heritage Sites, all except one in the cultural category. Egypt also has another 31 sites on the World Heritage Tentative List.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Egypt

  1. Abu Mena
  2. Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
  3. Historic Cairo
  4. Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
  5. Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
  6. Saint Catherine Area
  7. Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)

Location Map of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Egypt

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Sites in Egypt on the World Heritage Tentative List

  1. Siwa archaeological area (1994)
  2. Temple of Serabit Khadem (#) (1994)
  3. North Sinai archaeological Sites Zone (1994)
  4. Temple of Hator built by Ramses III (1994)
  5. Dahshour archaeological area (1994)
  6. El Fayoum: Kom Aushim (Karanis), Dimai (Soknopaiounesos), Qasr Qarun (Dionysias), Batn I hrit (Theadelphia), Byahma-Medinet el Fayoum….. (1994)
  7. El-Gendi Fortress (1994)
  8. Rutho Monastery (1994)
  9. Wadi Feiran (1994)
  10. Pharaon Island (1994)
  11. Dahab (1994)
  12. Minia (#) (1994)
  13. Newibah castle (1994)
  14. Ras Mohammed (2002)
  15. Gebel Qatrani Area, Lake Qaroun Nature Reserve (2003)
  16. Southern and Smaller Oases, the Western Desert (2003)
  17. Bird Migration Routes (2003)
  18. Desert Wadis (2003)
  19. Mountain Chains (2003)
  20. Great Desert Landscapes (2003)
  21. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library (2003)
  22. Abydos, city of pilgrimage of the Pharaohs (2003)
  23. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (2003)
  24. Necropolises of Middle Egypt, from the Middle Empire to the Roman period (2003)
  25. Raoudha nilometre in Cairo (2003)
  26. The monasteries of the Arab Desert and Wadi Natrun (2003)
  27. Two citadels in Sinai from the Saladin period (Al-Gundi and Phataoh's island) (2003)
  28. The An-Nakhl fortress, a stage on the pilgrimage route to Mecca (2003)
  29. Oasis of Fayoum, hydraulic remains and ancient cultural landscapes (2003)
  30. Historic quarters and monuments of Rosetta/Rachid (2003)
  31. Dababiya (2008)

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