Thursday, 14 July 2011


Heritage refers to something inherited from the past. The word has several different senses, including:
Natural heritage, an inheritance of fauna and flora, geology, landscape and landforms, and other natural resources
Cultural heritage, the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society: man-made heritage
Food heritage
Industrial heritage, monuments from industrial culture
Tradition, customs and practices inherited from ancestors
Virtual Heritage, an ICT work dealing with cultural heritage
Inheritance of physical goods after the death of an individual; of the physical or non-physical things inherited
Heredity, biological inheritance of physical characteristics
Birthright, something inherited due to the place, time, or circumstances of someone's birth
Kinship, the relationship between entities that share a genealogical origin