SHOULD PORT ROYAL BE RANKED ALONGSIDE THE PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT?

SHOULD PORT ROYAL BE RANKED ALONGSIDE THE PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT?

 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, island, desertmonument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of special cultural or physical significance. The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. They include such examples as the the great pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the historic centre of Rome, the city of Persepolis in Iran (former Persia) and the temple of Angkor Wat. Some believe that the historic city of Port Royal in Jamaica should be added to this list. Its historical significance in Pirate folklore which eventually may have led to its demise is very colourfully outlined by this excellent BBC article.

 

 

Port Royal cannon

Port Royal cannon

13 Comments

  1. Yes…absolutely! The facts cannot deny, “once the wicked estate city in the Western Hemisphere”!

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    • The Facts speak for themselves! There’s a lot of fun fiction too! Thanks for commenting Alexei! Bless up!

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  2. Yes definitely!

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    • Glad you agree Nicky! I think a tour of Port Royal is in order now! 🙂

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  3. Port Royal was the Richest city in the New World at that time. If anything was going on, it was going on in Port Royal!! It was the center of the universe this side of the world. Pirates and Royals rubbing shoulders and making deals. With such a tragic end to the story, it makes it more Historical. Absolutely, Port Royal should be among those other great Historical sites.

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    • Mavrico! Thanks for such an insightful comment! we agree wholeheartedly! Cheers Brother!!

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  4. Port Royal was not only the prime center of privateer / pirate activity in the Western Hemisphere in the 17th century , it also acted temporarily as the islands capital , however of even more significance, the city has the dubious pleasure of being similar to Pompey in Greece. Where an intact sunken city lies frozen in time as if the disaster happened only yesterday. Very few sites fall into that very small category. With Port Royal being the only underwater site. The fort called Fort Charles is one of the oldest buildings on the island and was constructed shortly after the English invaded in May of 1655. The Army Hospital was one of only a few 19th Century prefabricated iron works buildings to be constructed in the Western Hemisphere, to only name a few of the spectacular buildings to be found in Port Royal. Though it is not the pyramids, it is in a class of its own. So I say yes to Port Royal as a UNESCO Heritage Site.

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    • Thank you so much for sharing with us Dianne! We may call upon you to join us when we head to the Unesco Offices with our case, as you are the right person to convince them!! Cheers!! 😀

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  5. What an excellent idea! I am fully with you. Port Royal should be a major attraction, along with Lyme Cay.

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    • Cheers Old Bean! We think they should make you the Custos of Lyme Cay!! 😀

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  6. Yes why not!? And while UNESCO are at it, they can also make the Port Royal patty factory a World Heritage Site too!!

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    • Perhaps 1,000 years from now Scott! They’ll say..thats where they made the World’s Finest Patties!! 😀

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  7. Every body keep watching the building and so on yes I agree to make it into a unesco heritage sight. What about the people who heritage come as far as from sailors and soldiers of England and still living there today …………………..with no recognition and development of our town to improve tourist to come and see new development. No one see the future or can think out of the box because they want the fame over there now in Port Royal. I always say if you take people from the country and put them in Port Royal you will get a better unify Port Royal. Don’t get me wrong it is a crime free place because we keep it that way from tradition just like the big boys do it keep one unity no aerial leader like in Kingston.Port Royal development too slow,I am an electrician and if is Port Royal development me a wait upon to bring a brighter day I can don’t bother.We need radical action not a bag of talk.

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