I donít get this Unesco thing? Why are these rocks world Heritage sites?
They only a couple hundred years old.
Things change and places develop. I understand if building etc been around for a thousand years but a few hundred? Thatís just madness
Criteria 2, 3 and 4 of Unesco's prequisites.
2 is that it was a major centre generating innovative technologies and methods (in this case dock construction and port management)
3 is it is an exceptional testimony to a culture (maritime mercantile culture)
4 is it is an outstanding example of its classification (world mercantile port city)
Heritage is not something that starts at a pre-specified point in the past.
The heritage of Dubai, for example, is a modern one - regardless of the fact there is some evidence of agriculture there from a few thousand years BC.