Temporary list of UNESCO renewed with new Turkish artifacts
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Amasra Castle, which built during the Roman period, is in the list. AA photoThe UNESCO temporary list has been renewed with new Turkish artifacts. UNESCO has added Galata, Yoros, İzmir Foça, Çandarlı, Bartın Amasra, Düzce Akçakoca and Sinop Castle to the UNESCO temporary list.
Earlier Hürriyet Daily News reported that Amasra’s famous tower, dating back to the Ceneviz era, had entered UNESCO’s temporary world heritage list. The tower dates back 3,000 years and is one of the most important artifacts of the Black Sea town.
The process is very important for the future of the artifacts, as the temporary list is the preparation for the permanent list. If these towers join the list, then the whole district might be able to enter the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Amasra Castle was built during the Roman period, and the castle walls that still stand were built by the Byzantines. The front walls and gates were built by the Genoese in the 14th and 15th centuries. Though located on a narrow peninsula, a tunnel under the castle leads to a fresh water pool. Home to a wide range of historical artifacts from the Hellenistic, Seljuk and Ottoman periods, the Amasra area draws tourists’ attention for its history, dating back 3,000 years. Visited by almost 250,000 people each year, it is also known as an attractive place for food enthusiasts