What is meant by "cultural heritage"?

The term cultural heritage encompasses several main categories of heritage:

  • Cultural heritage
    • Tangible cultural heritage:
      • movable cultural heritage (paintings, sculptures, coins, manuscripts)
      • immovable cultural heritage (monuments, archaeological sites, and so on)
      • underwater cultural heritage (shipwrecks, underwater ruins and cities)
    • Intangible cultural heritage: oral traditions, performing arts, rituals
  • Natural heritage: natural sites with cultural aspects such as cultural landscapes, physical, biological or geological formations
  • Heritage in the event of armed conflict
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