Human Towers, Wine Horses and 12 Other Intangible Cultural Heritage Worth Seeing

This year, a baguette – yes, a long, thin loaf of French bread – received UNESCO recognition as an “intangible cultural heritage” artifact. The news briefly circulated on social media, likely drawing many people’s attention to the fact that UNESCO is keeping a list of such things for the first time (if not the awesomeness of the baguette itself). The organization is the division of the United Nations that deals with culture, science and education, as well as the listed intangible assets, which are eligible for funding for their conservation.

And what else is there besides baking traditions? It turns out there are a lot of interesting things. There are dances, sports, works of art, ancient technology and more. Let’s go on a world tour.


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