The three Dutch NominationsThe Frontiers of the Roman Empire – the Lower Germanic Limes The northern ‘Limes’ (the Latin word for border) of the Roman Empire ran through the Netherlands two thousand years ago, along the Rhine. To protect this border (part of the longer border through Europe, the Middle East and North Africa), Romans built watchtowers and army camps here. There are 19 sites in the Netherlands and 25 in Germany, which is why the Netherlands has also submitted the nomination on behalf of Germany. The Colonies of Benevolence The Colonies of Benevolence, also known as ‘pauper colonies’, are the world’s first and largest examples of agricultural colonies for poverty reduction. They were founded in 1818 by the Society of Benevolence with the aim of transforming poor people into honorable citizens. This was done, among other things, by letting them cultivate and cultivate new agricultural land. The Colonies that are on the World Heritage List are Frederiksoord, Wilhelminaoord and Veenhuizen in the Netherlands and Wortel in Flanders. The Netherlands and Belgium have jointly nominated this area for a place on the World Heritage List. The Dutch Waterlines
The New Dutch Waterline is an extension of the Defense Line of Amsterdam. The Defense Line of Amsterdam has had UNESCO status since 1996. The proposal is that the Defense Line of Amsterdam and the New Dutch Water Line together will soon form the World Heritage of Dutch Water Lines. The lines tell the story of the defense of Holland as the administrative and economic heart of the Netherlands. The 85 kilometer long line with 45 fortresses, 6 fortresses and 2 castles now forms a green and recreational belt in an environment with great urban dynamism. Since the 1990s, the Netherlands has been working on restoring and opening up the heritage of the New Dutch Waterline.
World Heritage Listing Value
Listing on the World Heritage List is an international sign of appreciation. It underlines that this monument is considered irreplaceable and unique to the world community. If a country has a heritage on the World Heritage List, then according to the World Heritage Convention, this includes the international obligation to properly protect and preserve that heritage for future generations.
By: National Education Guide
Lower Germanic Limes also added to Dutch World Heritage
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