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Argentina

JESUIT GUARANÍ MISSIONS

Several towns, Argentina

Beginning in the seventeenth century, the Jesuit Order founded a series of thirty missions in the lush rainforest of what is now Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. (Learn More)

Austria

MAUSOLEUM OF DUKE KARL II, SECKAU ABBEY

Styria, Austria

Karl II, Archduke of Austria and ruler of Inner Austria (r. 1564-1590), chose Seckau Abbey as the final resting place for himself and his wife, Maria Anna von Bayern. (Learn More)

Bhutan

TRASHIGANG DZONG

TRASHIGANG, TRASHIGANG DISTRICT, Bhutan

Since the mid-seventeenth century, in eastern Bhutan at the confluence of the Gamri and Drangme rivers, Trashigang Dzong has served as a regional administrative and religious center. (Learn More)

Brazil

SÃO NICOLAU

São Nicolau, Brazil

With the aim of converting the native Guaraní population, the Jesuits established 30 missions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in an area of South America that now includes parts (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)

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)

SHAXI MARKET AREA

Yunnan Province , China

The Shaxi Market Area, located in China’s Yunnan Province on the historic Tea and Horse Caravan Trail that links Tibet with Southeast Asia, is the most complete surviving example of a trading (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

LEDNICE AND VALTICE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Lednice and Valtice, Czech Republic

Over the centuries, the rural countryside between the southern Moravian towns of Lednice and Valtice had been a landscape divided by shifting national borders, scarred by conflicts like the Thirty (Learn More)

Eritrea

KIDANE-MEHRET CHURCH

Senafe, Debub, Eritrea

The Church of Kindane-Mehret is a rare representation of Eritrean religious architecture dating to the Axumite Empire (A.D. 100-700). (Learn More)

Estonia

SAINT JOHN'S OF TARTU COMPLEX

Tartu, Estonia

St. John’s Church, known locally as Jaani kirik, is located in Tartu, Estonia’s second-largest city, and dates from the fourteenth century. (Learn More)

Ethiopia

MENTEWAB-QWESQWAM PALACE

Gondar, Ethiopia

The buildings at this archaeological site date to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when the court of Gondar was the capital of Ethiopia. (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)

Haiti

CITADELLE HENRY

Milot, Haiti

The Citadelle Henry in northern Haiti was constructed between 1806 and 1820, during the reign of Henry Christophe, a leader of the successful slave rebellion that led to independence from France, a (Learn More)

India

DELHI HERITAGE ROUTE

Delhi, India

The city of Delhi contains a multitude of important historic structures, including the World Heritage sites of Qutb Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and the Red Fort. (Learn More)

MADHYA PRADESH CULTURAL HERITAGE PROJECT

Various Cities, India

Madhya Pradesh, the largest state in India, is located in the center of the country and is filled with heritage sites of great cultural importance chronicling the history of the region. (Learn More)

TAJ MAHAL

Agra, India

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth in 1631. (Learn More)

Indonesia

DESA LINGGA

Karo Regency, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia

Located in the Karo district west of Lake Toba in North Sumatra, the village of Desa Lingga is emblematic of the challenges of maintaining local culture and vernacular practices in a rapidly changi (Learn More)

Iraq

HERITAGE MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Erbil, Iraq

WMF has been working in Iraq since 2007. With support from the U.S. (Learn More)

Ireland

20 DOMINICK STREET

Dublin, Ireland

Twenty Dominick Street, onetime residence of 18th-century master stucco craftsman Robert West, is located on the north side of Dublin. (Learn More)

Italy

MISERICORDIA LABORATORY

Venice, Italy

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

Libya

THE EXTRAMURAL SANCTUARY OF DEMETER AND PERSEPHONE AT CYRENE

Cyrene, Libya

Cyrene was a major Greco-Roman city, often referred to as the Athens of Africa, and one of the most significant archaeological sites on the North African coast. (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

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA DE COIXTLAHUACA

Oaxaca, Mexico

San Juan Bautista de Coixtlahuaca Convent was built by the Dominicans between 1545 and 1596 in the highly-ornate Plateresque style, a design popular in Spain and its colonies in the 15th and 16th c (Learn More)

YAXCHILÁN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Chiapas, Mexico

Yaxchilán is located on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, sandwiched between the Usumacinta River and the Lacandon Forest, and across the river from another ancient Maya city, Piedras Negras (Learn More)

Myanmar

SHWE-NANDAW KYAUNG

Mandalay, Myanmar

Shwe-nandaw Kyaung dates to the nineteenth century and served as the northern chamber of Mandalay’s Glass Palace. (Learn More)

Nepal

KULIMA NARAYAN TEMPLE

Kathmandu/Nepal, Nepal

The sacred Kulima Narayan pagoda temple in Kathmandu was built in the 18th century. (Learn More)

SULIMA TEMPLE

Patan, Nepal

The 14th-century Sulima temple, the oldest shrine in the Kathmandu Valley, is a finely detailed remnant of a rich period of Hindu culture. (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)

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

HISTORIC TOWNS OF THE COLCA VALLEY

Peru

The churches of the Colca Valley were built in the seventeenth century and have not been modified much since. (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)

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)

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA OF HUARO CHURCH

Huaro, Quispicanchis Province, Peru

San Juan Bautista was built by Jesuits in the sixteenth century in the town of Huaro, strategically located on an Inca road system 35 miles south of Cusco. (Learn More)

SAN PEDRO DE MÓRROPE CHAPEL

Mórrope, Peru

The chapel of San Pedro de Mórrope was constructed in the 16th century during the Colonial period in Peru in an effort to convert the indigenous Mochica people to Christianity. (Learn More)

Portugal

QUELUZ PALACE GARDEN

Lisbon, Portugal

The 18th-century Queluz Palace Garden, built by King Pedro III, is renowned for its ornate fountains and waterfalls. (Learn More)

Russia

PAANAJÄRVI VILLAGE

Kemi Province, Republic of Karelia, Russia

Located on the Russian-Finnish border, Paanajärvi is the last intact village in the district of Viena Karelia along the Kemi River. (Learn More)

Tanzania

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL AND FORMER SLAVE MARKET SITE

Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

For centuries, Zanzibar was the fulcrum of political and economic power in East Africa. (Learn More)

United States

ADOBE MISSIONS OF NEW MEXICO

Various, New Mexico, United States

The adobe churches of New Mexico were built as part of the Franciscan missionary campaign in the New World. (Learn More)

CHURCH OF ST. ANN AND THE HOLY TRINITY

Brooklyn, New York, United States

The Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity is one of the most important monuments of the Gothic Revival in America. (Learn More)

GREATER LITTLE ZION BAPTIST CHURCH

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

The Greater Little Zion Baptist Church, located in the historic neighborhood of Holy Cross in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, was founded in 1900. (Learn More)

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS OF NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward came to international attention when it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005; it is located closer to the mouth of the Mississippi River, and downriver from the (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)

MOUNT LEBANON SHAKER VILLAGE

New Lebanon, New York, United States

At its height in 1860, the Shaker village of Mount Lebanon, New York, spanned some 6,000 acres and contained more than 100 buildings. (Learn More)

PRESERVATION ARTS TRAINING WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL

Brooklyn, New York, United States

As part of a long term commitment to preservation training in the United States, WMF initiated a high school preservation arts training curriculum, launched as a result of a 1993 workshop for educa (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)

SAN ESTEBAN DEL REY MISSION

Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

Built in 1629, San Esteban del Rey Mission at Acoma Pueblo combines traditional materials and building technology with European Renaissance architectural ideals. (Learn More)

TAOS PUEBLO

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

Situated in the sun-baked valley of a Rio Grande tributary and continuously inhabited for 1,000 years, the community and architecture of Taos Pueblo exemplify the enduring spirit of the Pueblo peop (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)