What a Sight - Space Looking out for World Heritage

15 July 2008

In this exhibition, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is collaborating with UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) to take a look at the Earth from space. Large satellite images reveal the sites of world culture from orbit and show us the traces that mankind has left on our planet.

The numerous activities of DLR in the field of space exploration include monitoring the environment from space – not only with the aim of protecting the conditions for human habitability, but also to safeguard humankind's cultural heritage. Viewing Earth from space gives us new insights and enables us to monitor and judge changes over the long term, in the interest of protecting the environment and as an input to responsible political decision-making.

The exhibition 'What a Sight - Space Looking out for World Heritage' is currently being shown at the UN campus in Bonn. This exhibition was also held in Paris, Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne and Brussels.

The gallery below shows the satellite images that are presented in the exhibition.

Images in the exhibition

 Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
zum Bild Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
zum Bild Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
 The Properties of the Holy See
zum Bild The Properties of the Holy See
 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
zum Bild Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
 Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
zum Bild Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
 The Sundarbans
zum Bild The Sundarbans
 Historic areas of Istanbul
zum Bild Historic areas of Istanbul
 Ilulissat Icefjord
zum Bild Ilulissat Icefjord
 Central Amazon Conservation Complex
zum Bild Central Amazon Conservation Complex
 Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
zum Bild Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
 Lappland
zum Bild Lappland
 Samarra Archaeological City
zum Bild Samarra Archaeological City
 Okapi Wildlife Reserve
zum Bild Okapi Wildlife Reserve
 Ancient City of Damascus
zum Bild Ancient City of Damascus
 Thingvellir National Park
zum Bild Thingvellir National Park
 Everglades National Park
zum Bild Everglades National Park
 Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
zum Bild Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
 Volcanoes of Kamchatka
zum Bild Volcanoes of Kamchatka
 Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
zum Bild Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
 Tongariro National Park
zum Bild Tongariro National Park
 Medina of Tunis
zum Bild Medina of Tunis
 Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman
zum Bild Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman
 Old City of Dubrovnik
zum Bild Old City of Dubrovnik
 Kilimanjaro National Park
zum Bild Kilimanjaro National Park
 Old City of Sana'a
zum Bild Old City of Sana'a
 Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan
zum Bild Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan
 Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
zum Bild Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
 Ngorongoro Conservation Area
zum Bild Ngorongoro Conservation Area
 Mount Kenya National Park / Natural Forest
zum Bild Mount Kenya National Park / Natural Forest
 Historic Centre of Vienna
zum Bild Historic Centre of Vienna


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