The inclusion of a cultural monument or natural landmark in the World Heritage List goes through several phases. Each country that has signed the UNESCO Convention for the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage draws up a list of nominated sites. 

Nominated sites on the World Heritage List

The inclusion of a cultural monument or natural landmark in the World Heritage List goes through several phases. Each country that has signed the UNESCO Convention for the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage draws up a list of nominated sites. The World Heritage Committee considers nominations, without a fixed and binding deadline, at meetings held once each year. At the present moment, the Bulgarian state has included 16 objects in its list of nominations. Ten of them are cultural monuments:

1. Episcopal basilica and late antique mosaics from Philippopolis (Plovdiv), Roman province of Thrace (nominated on 29.01.2018);
2. The borders of the Roman Empire - the Danube limes in Bulgaria (01.04.2016);
3. Ancient Plovdiv (14.09.2004);
4. The ancient city of Nicopolis ad Istrum (01.10.1984);
5. Bachkovo monastery (01.10.1984);
6. Late antique tomb with mural decoration in Silistra (01.10.1984);
7. Drawings from the Bronze Age in the Magurata cave (01.10.1984);
8. The ruling necropolis of the Thracian city of Sevtopolis (the so-called Valley of the Thracian Kings) ‒ extension of the site "Kazanlash Thracian Tomb" (26.02.2016);
9. The ancient town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (01.10.1984);
10. Thracian tomb with mural decoration near the village of Alexandrovo (14.09.2004);
11. Two Neolithic dwellings with preserved inventory and furniture in Stara Zagora (01.10.1984).

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