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Armenia

CHURCH OF MARMASHEN

Marmashen, Shirak region, Armenia

The tenth-century monastic complex of Marmashen in Armenia consists of five structures located along one of the primary medieval trade routes between Ani and Tbilsi. (Learn More)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

Czech Republic

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)

Georgia

JVARI MONASTERY

Mtshekta, Georgia

According to local history, in the early fourth century a wooden cross was erected over a pagan sanctuary on a rocky mountaintop overlooking Mtskehta, the former capital of the Georgian Kingdom of (Learn More)

TBILISI HISTORIC DISTRICT

Tbilisi, Georgia

Located at a crossroads of Europe and Asia on the famous Silk Road, Tbilisi has faced repeated invasions since its founding in the fifth century as rival powers have sought to control its strategic (Learn More)

Germany

SCHAEZLER PALACE

Augsburg, Germany

Schaezler Palace is a remarkable example of German rococo architecture designed by Karl Albrech von Lespilliez, chief architect of the Bavarian royal court, for merchant and banker Benedikt Adam Fr (Learn More)

THOMASKIRCHE

Leipzig, Germany

Constructed in Leipzig, Germany, in the early thirteenth century by the Augustinian monastic order, Thomaskirche, or St. (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)

India

LEH OLD TOWN/LEH PALACE

Leh, India

In the early fifteenth century, Dragpa Bumdey, King of Ladakh, built the first fortifications in Leh as well as a small royal residence along a mountain ridge high above the town. (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)

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

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)

SANTA CROCE IN GERUSALEMME CHURCH

Rome, Italy

Santa Croce in Gerusalemme Church in Rome was originally part of the Sessorian Palace owned by Helena, mother of Emperor Constatine. (Learn More)

SANTA MARIA IN STELLE HYPOGEUM

Verona, Italy

Publio Pomponio Corneliano and his family constructed the hypogeum of Santa Maria in Stelle in the early third century A.D. (Learn More)

Mexico

CHALCATZINGO

Morelos, Mexico

Established around 1500 B.C., Chalcatzingo, which means venerated place of sacred water in the Náhuatl language, is an important prehistoric site in central Mexico that initially developed (Learn More)

MODERN MURAL PAINTINGS

Mexico City, Mexico

Jose Vasconcelas, Mexico’s first Minister of Education following the country’s revolution, saw the value of public art as a vehicle to foster civic pride and national spirit. (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)

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)

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

OYÓN VALLEY MISSIONARY CHAPELS

Taucur, Andajes, La Chimba, Nava, Quichas, Mallay, and Rapaz, Peru

The 40 surviving chapels in the Oyón Valley were built in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries as part of a Spanish program to convert Peru’s indigenous population to Christianity. (Learn More)

Russia

VIIPURI LIBRARY

Vyborg, Russia

The Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia, was designed and built by modernist Finnish architect Alvar Aalto between 1927 and 1935. At the time of construction the land was held by Finland. (Learn More)

YELAGIN ISLAND PALACE AND PARK ENSEMBLE

St. Petersburg, Russia

Yelagin Island, located in the Neva River just north of St. Petersburg, was one of the Romanov dynasty’s retreats in the 18th and 19th centuries. (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)

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)

ARCHES PROJECT

United States

Arches is a new open-source geospatial software system for cultural heritage inventory and management, developed jointly by the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund. (Learn More)

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)

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)

SOUTH SIDE OF ELLIS ISLAND

New York Harbor, New York & New Jersey, United States

Ellis Island in New York Harbor was the principle point of entry for immigrants to America from 1892 until 1924, during which period an estimated 12 million people were processed. (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)

Zimbabwe

KHAMI NATIONAL MONUMENT

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Khami, a settlement founded in the mid-15th century, became the capital city of Great Zimbabwe in the mid-16th century and thus became the center of the kingdom’s political and economic power (Learn More)