Cultural Heritage Sites
The World Heritage Convention states that cultural heritage sites are:
- monuments: architectural works, works of monumental sculpture and painting, elements or structures of an archaeological nature, inscriptions or cave dwellings
- groups of separate or connected buildings which, because of their architecture, their homogeneity or their place in the landscape, are of outstanding universal value
- sites: works of man or the combined works of nature and man, and areas including archaeological sites which are of outstanding universal value.
Examples of cultural heritage sites include the Hanseatic Town of Visby in Sweden, Falun, the Statue of Liberty in New York, and Auschwitz Birkenau in Poland.
The Swedish National Heritage Board is responsible for the cultural heritage sites in Sweden.