PHOTOS: 7 Man-made Wonders Among New Heritage Sites

PHOTOS: 7 Man-made Wonders Among New Heritage Sites
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Stari Grad Plain, Croatia

Ancient Stari Grad—literally "old town"—town rests where the Stari Grad Plain meets the Adriatic Sea on Hvar island. The UN named the plain, a fertile grape- and olive-growing region, to its list of World Heritage sites in July 2008.

In awarding the designation, the group noted that the site's physical and cultural landscapes remain "practically intact" from the days of Greek colonization in the fourth century B.C.

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