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Australia

DAMPIER ROCK ART COMPLEX

Dampier Archipelago, Australia

The Dampier archipelago stretches from northwestern Australia into the Indian Ocean, its landscape marked by crags and ridges that were formed by the erosion of Precambrian lava activity. (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)

PREAH KHAN TEMPLE

Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Preah Khan temple complex situated at the northern edge of the Angkor Archaeological Park is one of the most significant buildings erected during the ancient Khmer empire. (Learn More)

Cape Verde

CAPE VERDE JEWISH HERITAGE RESEARCH PROJECT

Cape Verde

The Republic of Cape Verde is an archipelago of ten islands in the Atlantic Ocean about 300 miles off the coast of Senegal. (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)

China

QIANLONG GARDEN CONSERVATION PROJECT

Beijing, China

Occupying almost two acres in the northeast quadrant of the Forbidden City, the Qianlong Garden was built by the fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) to serve as a part of his planned ret (Learn More)

Cyprus

HISTORIC WALLED CITY OF FAMAGUSTA

Famagusta, Cyprus

Located along the busy shipping lanes of the eastern Mediterranean, Famagusta rose to prominence after a large number of Christians resettled in the city following the fall of the Levantine city of (Learn More)

Czech Republic

PORTA COELI MONASTERY

Tišnov-Predklášterí, Czech Republic

Porta Coeli is a Cistercian monastery in Tišnov-Předklášteří, a small village near Brno in the Czech Republic. (Learn More)

TEREZIN FORTRESS

Terezin, Czech Republic

Terezin Fortress, a vast military complex with a perimeter of over 12 miles (20 kilometers), guards the confluence of the Elbe and Eger rivers in the northwest Czech Republic. (Learn More)

Egypt

KARNAK TEMPLE

Luxor, Egypt

The Karnak temple complex at Luxor developed over more than 1,000 years, principally between the Twelfth and Twentieth Dynasties. (Learn More)

KARNAK TEMPLE, SETI II WALL CONSERVATION PROJECT

Luxor, Egypt

In the heart of Karnak Temple, Thutmosis III, Egypt’s pharaoh from 1479 to 1425 B.C. (Learn More)

LUXOR TEMPLE

Luxor, Egypt

Constructed over hundreds of years by the rulers of ancient Egypt, Luxor Temple was the largest and most significant religious center in the ancient Egyptian kingdom. (Learn More)

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)

PELLA MACEDONIAN TOMBS

Old City of Pella, near Thessaloniki, Greece

Constructed between the fourth and second centuries B.C., the tombs at Pella are important examples of Macedonian tomb building and also provide key information about the design and decoration of t (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)

MISERICORDIA LABORATORY

Venice, Italy

In 1980, in partnership with the Samuel H. (Learn More)

Mali

DJENNÉ-DJENO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Djenné, Mali

Although the archaeological site of Djenné-Djeno is located just three kilometers southeast of the modern village of Djenné, the site was unknown until the 1970s. (Learn More)

Mexico

LAS POZAS

Xilitla, Mexico

In 1944, Edward James, a wealthy British poet and artist and early patron of surrealist art, purchased a plot of land in Mexico’s Huasteca region. (Learn More)

Oman

QALHÂT

Qalhât, Oman

The ancient city of Qalhât, located on the Omani coast, was one of the most important Islamic commercial hubs for Indian Ocean trade from its founding in the eleventh century until the arrival of t (Learn More)

Pakistan

PETROGLYPHS IN THE DIAMER-BASHA DAM AREA

Northern Areas, Pakistan

Meandering through gorges of the Indus River valley and across high mountain passes, ancient arteries of the fabled Silk Road cut through the Diamer District of Northern Pakistan. (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)

Peru

CHANKILLO

San Rafael District, Peru

Chankillo was built as a fortified temple complex over 2,300 years ago in the coastal desert of Peru, near the Casma-Sechín river basin. (Learn More)

HUACA DE LA LUNA

Trujillo/La Libertad, Peru

Huaca de la Luna, or Temple of the Moon, was part of the ancient Moche capital built of millions of adobe blocks between the first and eighth centuries AD in northern Peru. (Learn More)

Poland

DEBNO PARISH CHURCH

Nowy Targ, Podhale , Poland

Nestled among the foothills of the Pieniny and Gorce mountains, Debno Parish Church is an exceptional example of the wooden Gothic churches of southern Poland. (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

TOMB OF THE THREE BROTHERS

Palmyra, Syria

Palmyra began as a caravan city along the international trade routes between Rome, Persia, India, and China during the first century, and grew to a position of power among the cities of antiquity. (Learn More)

United Kingdom

CASTLE SINCLAIR GIRNIGOE

Wick, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom

Castle Sinclair Girnigoe is a complex of ruined stone structures built and modified over a 200-year period by the Sinclair earls of Caithness, historically one of northern Scotland’s most pow (Learn More)

EDINBURGH HISTORIC GRAVEYARDS

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Five historical burial grounds are scattered around Edinburgh’s city center, oases amid the dense urban surroundings often full of students and tourists. (Learn More)

KNILL’S MONUMENT

St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom

High up on Worvas Hill, overlooking the sea in the picturesque Cornish coastal town of St Ives, stands Knill’s Monument, a 50-foot-high granite obelisk steeped in local tradition dating back over t (Learn More)

RUINS OF THE FORMER CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL, COVENTRY

Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom

After Coventry Cathedral was gutted by incendiary bombs during World War II, a conscious and collective decision was taken to build a new cathedral and to preserve the ruins as a constant reminder (Learn More)

STRAWBERRY HILL

Twickenham, United Kingdom

As the first true Gothic Revival structure in Europe, Strawberry Hill seamlessly blended landscape design, architecture, and decorative arts to forge a new direction in eightheenth-century design a (Learn More)

United States

HISTORIC ROUTE 66

Chicago, IL, to Los Angeles, CA, United States

Route 66, once the primary highway from America’s interior to the West Coast, has played a now-legendary role in U.S. history since its designation in 1926. (Learn More)

MAIN STREET MODERN: GROSSE POINTE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Grosse Point Farms, Michigan, United States

Grosse Pointe Public Library was built by Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer in 1953. (Learn More)

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK

Montezuma County, Colorado, United States

Mesa Verde, a large, gently sloping plateau etched with deep canyons, was occupied by the Ancestral Puebloan civilization between the 6th and 13th centuries AD. (Learn More)

NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL OF DRAWING, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

New York, New York, United States

The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture is located in New York’s Greenwich Village, in a complex of structures assembled over an extended period of time by the American sculp (Learn More)

SAINT DAVID'S SCHOOL

NY, United States

Saint David’s School is an elementary school for boys located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York. (Learn More)

TUTUVENI PETROGLYPH SITE

Hopi Tribal Land, United States

The Tutuveni Petroglyph site boasts more than 5,000 Hopi clan symbols that were inscribed during the ceremonial pilgrimage to Ongtupqa, or the Grand Canyon, which is for many Hopi the point of thei (Learn More)