Darwin world heritage bid stopped

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The nomination of Charles Darwin's former home in south-east London as a World Heritage Site has been withdrawn. The government took the decision following an evaluation by Unesco advisors, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos).

It said Icomos had failed to recognise the Bromley property's "significance as a site for the heritage of science". Down House at Downe was Darwin's home for 40 years and where he developed his revolutionary theory of evolution

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