World Heritage Tentative List

The World Heritage Tentative List

The Tentative List is a list of sites that a State wishes to submit for inclusion in the World Heritage List. Each State Party of the 1972 World Heritage Convention draws up its own list and maintains it independently. Iraq hosts a large number of globally important cultural heritage sites has placed the following sites on the Tentative List as of 2020:

Nimrud (2000)

The Ancient City of Nineveh (2000)

The Fortress of Al-Ukhaidar (2000)

Wasit (2000)

The Site of Thilkifl (2010)

Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery in Najaf (2011)

Amedy City (2011)

Historical Features of the Tigris River in Baghdad Rusafa, which extends from the school Al-Mustansiriya to the Abbasid Palace (2014)

Bestansur Neolithic settlement (2017)

Nippur (2017)

Old City of Mosul (2018)

Lalish Temple (2020)

Experts from RASHID International have published overviews of the historical and archaeological importance of each site, including stunning visual imagery. Click on the links in the list or in the menu to learn more about each heritage site.