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Argentina

BUENOS AIRES HISTORIC CENTER

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The first permanent European settlement on the site of modern-day Buenos Aires was founded in 1580 by Spanish conquistador Juan de Garay. (Learn More)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

VILLAGE OF POČITELJ

Čapljina municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Počitelj, once a feudal seat on the Neretva River, is dominated by a fortress that fell to the Ottoman advance in 1471. (Learn More)

Cambodia

ANGKOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor was once the seat of the Khmer Empire, which ruled a large portion of Southeast Asia between the ninth and fifteenth centuries A.D. (Learn More)

Chile

EASTER ISLAND (RAPA NUI)—MOAI CONSERVATION PROJECT

Easter Island, Chile

A Polynesian volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern most point of the Polynesian triangle, Easter Island—known locally as Rapa Nui—is a special territory of Chile that was annexe (Learn More)

Egypt

NEW GOURNA VILLAGE

Luxor, West Bank, Egypt

New Gourna Village, an experimental earthen village on the West Bank of the Nile, is a testament to how the relationship between heritage and society is often fraught with multiple meanings and con (Learn More)

Greece

CHURCHES OF LESVOS

Lesvos, Greece

The island of Lesvos contains a large number of historic churches, many with fine religious iconography. (Learn More)

Guatemala

ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK AND RUINS OF QUIRIGUÁ

Los Amates, Izabal Department, Guatemala

Located near the Motagua River in Guatemala, Quiriguá is an archaeological site dating to the Classic Maya period. (Learn More)

Haiti

GINGERBREAD NEIGHBORHOOD

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

In October 2009, the gingerbread houses of Port-au-Prince were included on the 2010 World Monuments Watch in order to raise international awareness about this unique architectural heritage. (Learn More)

Italy

ANCIENT POMPEII

Pompeii, Italy

The ancient Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum and villas near the Bay of Naples were buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in August A.D. (Learn More)

Japan

MACHIYA TOWNHOUSES

Kyoto, Japan

The machiya of Kyoto are traditional townhouses dating from the Edo period (1603–1867). Born out of the city’s growing merchant class, they functioned as both residences and workspaces. (Learn More)

Mexico

CONFERENCE ON THE PRESERVATION OF AMERICAN FORTIFICATIONS

Campeche, Mexico

Through the World Monuments Watch, WMF became increasingly aware of the conservation challenges facing the heritage of historic fortifications throughout the Americas. (Learn More)

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS ON ARCHITECTURAL COVERS IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXTS

Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico

Archaeological sites around the world are specially threatened by exposure to the elements. (Learn More)

RUTA DE LA AMISTAD

Mexico City, Mexico

Ruta de la Amistad, or the Route of Friendship, consists of twenty-two large-scale sculptures that were commissioned ahead of the 1968 Summer Olympics to serve as permanent markers of the event in (Learn More)

Panama

SAN GERÓNIMO FORT

Portobelo, Panama

San Gerónimo Fort was built in several stages between 1596 and 1779 to protect the transportation of goods from South America to Spain. (Learn More)

SAN LORENZO CASTLE

Portobelo, Panama

The first fortifications of San Lorenzo castle were built by prominent military engineer Juan Bautista Antonelli in 1595. (Learn More)

Peru

LIMA HISTORIC CENTER

Lima, Peru

Founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535 as "the City of Kings," Lima was laid out according to the standard Spanish colony grid plan that was superimposed on a crossing point of pre-existing (Learn More)

Romania

BRANCUSI’S ENDLESS COLUMN ENSEMBLE

Târgu-Jiu, Romania

Erected in 1934, the Endless Column by famed Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) has been hailed as one of the great works of twentieth-century outdoor sculpture. (Learn More)

Suriname

JODENSAVANNE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Redi Doti, Suriname

Jodensavanne (Jewish Savannah) was settled by a population of Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition on mainland Europe in the mid-seventeenth century. (Learn More)

Syria

TEMPLE OF THE STORM GOD IN THE CITADEL OF ALEPPO

Aleppo, Syria

The storm god is an ancient divinity that manifested itself in awe-inspiring thunderstorms and was important for agriculture. (Learn More)

United States

CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Charleston was founded in 1670 by English colonists and relocated in 1680 to its present location, where the Ashley and Cooper rivers meet the Atlantic Ocean. (Learn More)

MAIN STREET MODERN: RIVERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Sarasota, Florida, United States

Designed by Paul Rudolph (1918-1997), Riverview High School first welcomed students in 1958. (Learn More)