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A Virtual Journey Around the World: Week 15

Exploring the World Heritage Sites is a wonderful way to scratch the surface of our planet’s rich cultural and natural diversity. I have learnt so much on my travels to date about peoples and places previously unknown to me. As my journey continues, I start to make connections between these histories, and want to dive in and uncover more. This is what The Earth Museum is about for me. Take a few moments if you can, and randomly explore sites on the map, watch the video links and immerse yourself for a short while in our wonderful planet’s heritage.

Virtually visiting 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site in each country every day. As of today, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the countries visited is 6,665,393 (UN World Health Organisation). All but 4 of these countries have reported cases, and all but 11 at least 1 death. 317,543 people are known to have died in these countries ‘visited’ to date, although even a brief review of the statistics suggests real numbers are distorted due to differential access to testing. Globally over 13.5 million cases have been reported worldwide (over 1 million more than a week ago), with 583,253 deaths. Behind each of these numbers are human lives lost and changed forever.

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