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Afghanistan

OLD CITY OF HERAT

Herat, Afghanistan

The Old City of Herat in Western Afghanistan has a long history of rebuilding and restoration. The city was destroyed twice by the Mongols, in 1221 A.D. (Learn More)

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)

TEATRO COLÓN

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Armenia

AGHJOTS MONASTERY

Garni Village, Armenia

Austria

Bahrain

SUQ AL-QAYSARIYA

Muharraq, Bahrain

Belgium

Bhutan

PHAJODING

Thimphu, Bhutan

Chile

IGLESIAS DE ARICA PARINACOTA (CHURCHES OF ARICA PARINACOTA)

Municipios de Arica y Putre, Chile

Between 1570 and the middle of the seventeenth century, the port of Arica was the main commercial shipping port for mercury and silver to and from Potosi, Bolivia. (Learn More)

Colombia

SAN FERNANDO AND SAN JOSE FORTRESSES

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

SANTA FE DE ANTIOQUIA HISTORIC CENTER

Province of Antioquia, Colombia

Comoros

UJUMBE PALACE

Mutsamudu, Anjouan, Comoros

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)

Ecuador

TODOS SANTOS COMPLEX

Cuenca, Ecuador

The Todos Santos complex, also known as Todosantos, is located in the heart of Cuenca, Ecuador, deep within the Tomebamba River Valley. (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)

France

EGLISE PAROISSIALE DE SAINT-MARTIN-DES-PUITS

Saint Martin-des-Puits, France

HÔTEL DE MONNAIES

Villemagne L’Argentière, France

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

KAMINALJUYU

Near Guatemala City, Guatemala

The archaeological park of Kaminaljuyu is located in Guatemala’s highland central valley, in close proximity to the ever-expanding urban development of Guatemala City. (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

CHIKTAN CASTLE

Kargil, India

KOTHI, QILA MAHMUDABAD

Mahmudabad, India

Iraq

Ireland

RUSSBOROUGH

Blessington, County Wicklow, Ireland

Israel

OLD CITY OF LOD

Lod, Israel

Italy

PONTE LUCANO

Tivoli, Italy

VILLA OF SAN GILIO

Oppido Lucano, Italy

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)

Jordan

DAMIYA DOLMEN FIELD

Damiya, Jordan Valley, Jordan

Laos

HINTANG ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE

Houameuang District, Laos

TAM TING

Nam Kong River at Ban Pak Ou, Laos

Mexico

ACUEDUCTO DE TEMBLEQUE

Zempoala to Otumba, 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)

Moldova

Morocco

LIXUS

Larache, Morocco

Old City of Jerusalem

CATHEDRAL OF ST. JAMES

Old City of Jerusalem

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)

SHIKARPOOR HISTORIC CITY CENTER

Shikarpoor Municipality, Pakistan

Panama

COROZAL CEMETERY

Panama City, Panama

HISTORIC CENTER OF COLÓN

Colón, Panama

Colón, originally a low-lying coral island, lies at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal. (Learn More)

MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY

Colón, Panama

Paraguay

LA SANTÍSIMA TRINIDAD DE PARANÁ

Trinidad, Paraguay

La Santísima Trinidad, established in 1706 and completed in 1712, was one of the 30 missions established by the Jesuits in the region in the 17th and 18th centuries in what is now Paraguay, (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)

JESUIT CHURCHES OF SAN JOSÉ AND SAN JAVIER

Changuillo and El Ingenio, Nazca, Peru

SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS DE MARCAPATA

Municipality of Marcapata, Peru

Located in the Marcapata Valley, the church of San Francisco de Asís was built between the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries and exemplifies the “Andean baroque,” a form of architectur (Learn More)

SANTUARIO HISTÓRICO MACHU PICCHU

Distrito de Machu Picchu, Peru

TAMBO COLORADO

Humay, Peru

Philippines

NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA ASUNCIÓN

Municipality of Santa Maria, Philippines

SAN SEBASTIAN BASILICA

Manila, Philippines

San Sebastian Basilica dates to 1891and is part of a complex that includes a college (1947) and a seminary and courtyard (1950s). (Learn More)

Slovakia

LIETAVA CASTLE

Lietava, Slovakia

South Africa

WONDERWERK CAVE

Ga-Segonyana / Kuruman, South Africa

Sri Lanka

DUTCH FORT OF BATTICALOA

Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Tanzania

PANGANI HISTORIC TOWN

Pangani, Tanzania

Uganda

WAMALA KING’S TOMBS

Nansana, Wakiso District, Uganda

United Kingdom

CARLISLE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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)

SHEERNESS DOCKYARD

Sheerness, United Kingdom

Since Roman times, the strategic location of Sheerness—on the western tip of the Isle of Sheppey, where the Thames and Medway Rivers converge and spill into the North Sea—has enabled it to serve as (Learn More)

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH CHURCH, SHOBDON

Leominster, United Kingdom

Standing within an idyllic, pastoral landscape in Shobdon, the stone exterior of St. (Learn More)

United States

ATLANTA-FULTON CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS

Hadley, Massachusetts, United States

MIAMI MARINE STADIUM

Miami, Florida, United States

Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe Miami Marine Stadium was the first purpose-built venue for powerboat racing in the United States. (Learn More)

PHILLIS WHEATLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

ST. LOUIS CEMETERY NO. 2

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

TALIESIN

Spring Green, Wisconsin, United States

TALIESIN WEST

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

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)

THE BRIDGES OF THE MERRITT PARKWAY

Connecticut, United States

Uzbekistan

DESERT CASTLES OF ANCIENT KHOREZM

Republic of Karakalpakstan/Elli-Kala District & Beruni District, Uzbekistan