Today, the extended 45th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, decided to inscribe the Silk Roads: Zarafshan-Karakum corridor on the World Heritage List under criteria (ii), (iii) and (v).
This serial transnational nomination, with 31component parts located in Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, reflects the outstanding developments on architecture and technology, monumental arts, town-planning and landscape design along this section of the Silk Roads between the 2nd century BC and the 16th century AD.Constituted by the remains of medievalcities and Sogdian artworks, architectural monuments, the Silk Roads: Zarafshan-Karakum Corridor reflects the interchange of local versions of Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam in Central Asia. The property represents a unique example of human interaction with nature illustrated by water-management constructions and infrastructure in mountain, dry-steppe, oases, fertile valleys, and arid-desert zonesfacilitating the trade route throughout the centuries.
IICAS, the secretariat of the nomination,congratulates the State Parties with this prestigious achievement.
Find more about the Silk Roads: Zarafshan-KarakumCorridor: http://sr-zarafshan-karakum-corridor.unesco-iicas.org/
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