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Heritage Routes and Heritage Canals
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In this section I’m going to talk about a relative new concept Cultural Routes, The Cultural Routes, including the Heritage Routes and Heritage Canals. I will talk about this one by one In terms of the cultural Routes, The concept of “routes” or cultural itineraries was discussed by the expert meeting on “Routes as a Part of our Cultural Heritage” (Madrid, Spain, November 1994) The concept of heritage routes is shown to be a rich and fertile one, offering a privileged framework in which mutual understanding, a plural approach to history and a culture of peace can all operate. A heritage route is composed of tangible elements of which the cultural significance comes from exchanges and a multi-dimensional dialogue across countries or regions.
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And that illustrate the interaction of movement, along the route, in space and time. The following points should be considered when determining
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whether a heritage route is suitable for inscription on the World Heritage List: The first point is inscription of heritage. The first point is inscription of heritage routes on the World Heritage list. The requirement to hold the outstanding universal value should be record. The concept of heritage routes is based on the dynamic movement an idea of exchanges with continuity in space and times refer to the hole where the rules has a grow over and above the sum of the elements making it up through which is gains its cultural significance. Highlights exchanges and the dialogue between countries or between regions.
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A heritage route may be considered as a specific, dynamic type of cultural landscape just as recent debates have led to their acceptance within the Operational Guidelines.
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The identification of a heritage route is based on a collection of strengths and tangible elements, testimony to the significance of the route itself. The conditions of authenticity are to be applied on the grounds of its significance and other elements making up the heritage route. It will take into account the duration of the route, and perhaps how often it is used nowadays, as well as the legitimate wishes for development of peoples affected.
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So these points will be considered within the natural framework of the route and its intangible and symbolic dimensions. Well, in terms of the concept of Culture Canals, The concept of “canals” is discussed in detail in the Report of the Expert Meeting on Heritage Canals in Canada, 1994,in September. A canal is a human-engineered waterway. It may be of Outstanding Universal Value from the point of view of history or technology, either intrinsically or as an exceptional example representative of this category of cultural property. The canal may be a monumental work, the defining feature of a linear cultural landscape or an integral component of a complex cultural heritage. Authenticity depends holistically upon values and the relationships between these values.
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One distinctive feature of the canal as a heritage element is its evolution over time. This is linked to how it was used during different periods and the associated technological changes the canal underwent. The extent of these changes may constitute a heritage element. The authenticity and historical interpretation of a canal encompass the connection between the real property (subject of the Convention), possible movable property (boats, temporary navigation items) and the associated structures (bridges, etc) and landscape. The significance of canals can be examined
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under technological, economic, social, and landscape factors as outlined below:

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