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Afghanistan

HAJI PIYADA MOSQUE (NOH GUMBAD)

Balkh, Afghanistan

The Haji Piyada Mosque was built in the second half of the ninth century, only two centuries after the establishment of Islam and immediately following its arrival in Central Asia. (Learn More)

Antarctica

SCOTT'S HUT AND THE EXPLORERS' HERITAGE OF ANTARCTICA

Ross Island, Antarctica

At the turn of the twentieth century, Antarctica remained the only continent untouched by humans. (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)

Bangladesh

SONARGAON-PANAM CITY

Sonargaon, Bangladesh

Bosnia and Herzegovina

MEHMED-PASHA SOKOLOVIC BRIDGE

Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

SAN FRANCISCO CONVENT

Olinda, Brazil

San Francisco Convent lies along the sandy coastline of northeastern Brazil in the historic town of Olinda, which was founded in 1535. Its economy was fueled by the sugar trade. (Learn More)

Cameroon

BAFUT PALACE

Bafut, Cameroon

Bafut Palace is located in the heart of the Bafut kingdom in northwest Cameroon. (Learn More)

Cape Verde

TARRAFAL CONCENTRATION CAMP

Tarrafal, Cape Verde

Chile

CERROS PINTADOS

Iquique, Chile

TULOR VILLAGE

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

China

COCKCROW POST TOWN

Huailai, China

LU MANSION

Dong Yang, China

QIKOU TOWN

Shanxi Province, China

STONE TOWERS OF SOUTHWEST CHINA

Various Locations, China

Spread throughout Sichuan Province and the Tibet Autonomous Region, 250 stone towers rise above the trees of southwest China. (Learn More)

TUANSHAN HISTORICAL VILLAGE

Yunnan Province, China

Croatia

NOVI DVORI CASTLE

Zaprešic, Croatia

Cuba

FINCA VIGIA (HEMINGWAY'S HOUSE)

San Francisco de Paula, Cuba

Egypt

SABIL RUQAYYA DUDU

Cairo, Egypt

TARABAY AL-SHARIFY

Cairo, Egypt

The monumental complex of Tarabay al-Sharify stands at the southern end of Al-Azhar Park. (Learn More)

El Salvador

SAN MIGUEL ARCÁNGEL AND SANTA CRUZ DE ROMA CHURCHES

Panchimalco and Huizucar, El Salvador

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)

MASSAWA HISTORIC TOWN

Massawa, Eritrea

Finland

HELSINKI-MALMI AIRPORT

Helsinki, Finland

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)

Greece

Guatemala

NARANJO

El Petén, Guatemala

Naranjo, the second largest Maya city in Guatemala after Tikal, developed between 500 B.C. and A.D. 950, although the main period of construction took place during the Late Classic period (A.D. (Learn More)

India

DALHOUSIE SQUARE

Kolkata, India

The former Dalhousie Square, now known as Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh, is an oasis at the heart of modern Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, in eastern India. (Learn More)

DHANGKAR GOMPA

Spiti Valley, India

SUMDA CHUN MONASTERY

Leh, India

Located at 12,700 feet above sea level in a remote part of the Himalayas, the village of Sumda Chun is accessible only by a 3- to 4-hour hike up a steep and winding river valley trail. (Learn More)

WATSON'S HOTEL

Mumbai, India

Indonesia

OMO HADA

Nias, Indonesia

Omo Hada is a rare surviving eighteenth-century traditional Indonesian village. (Learn More)

Iran

BAM

Bam, Iran

Ireland

WONDERFUL BARN

Kildare, Ireland

Italy

CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO

Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

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)

TEMPLE OF PORTUNUS

Rome, Italy

The Temple of Portunus, dating to the first century B.C., is a rare survivor of Roman Republican architecture and a reminder of the magnificence of the Forum Boarium in Antiquity, once a major comm (Learn More)

TUFF TOWNS AND VIE CAVE

Lazio, Tuscany, and Umbria, Italy

The towns of Pitigliano, Sorano, Manciano, and Civita di Bagnoregio lie balanced on the crests of steep Italian hills, built into the tufa (or tuff) bedrock, a soft stone formed from volcanic ash. (Learn More)

Kenya

MTWAPA HERITAGE SITE

Mtwapa, Kenya

With its vast architectural remains, abundant wildlife, and idyllic location, the ancient port of Mtwapa is one of the most important sites on Kenya’s Swahili Coast. Occupied between a.d. (Learn More)

Latvia

RIGA CATHEDRAL

Riga, Latvia

Riga Cathedral, the centerpiece of Latvia’s capital city, was built in the early 13th century in the Romanesque style. (Learn More)

Lebanon

CHEHABI CITADEL

Hasbaya, Lebanon

INTERNATIONAL FAIRGROUND

Tripoli, Lebanon

Macedonia

TRESKAVEC MONASTERY AND CHURCH

Prilep/ Dabnica, Macedonia

Treskavec Monastery, a medieval pilgrimage site founded in the twelfth century, sits atop a remote mountain in southern Macedonia, a steep eight-kilometer hike from the town of Prilep. (Learn More)

Mauritania

CHINGUETTI MOSQUE

Chinguetti, Mauritania

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)

MEXICO CITY HISTORIC CENTER

Mexico City, Mexico

Seven centuries of Mexican history are recorded in the architectural landscape of the Centro Histórico, or Historic Center, of Mexico City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Learn More)

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA IN CUAUHTINCHAN

Cuauhtinchan/Puebla, Mexico

Located in the Mexican state of Puebla, the San Juan Bautista convent in Cuauhtinchan was built between 1528 and 1554 on the site of a 12th-century Tolteca-Chichimeca foundation to support the reli (Learn More)

SAN NICOLÁS OBISPO

Morelia, Mexico

Nepal

PATAN ROYAL PALACE COMPLEX

Patan, Nepal

The Patan Royal Palace Complex was constructed in the 17th century as part of the extensive building program of King Siddhinarasimha Malla, which was continued by his son Srinivasa. (Learn More)

Nigeria

Norway

SANDVIKEN BAY

Bergen, Norway

Pakistan

MIAN NASIR MOHAMMED GRAVEYARD

Dadu District, Pakistan

THATTA MONUMENTS

Thatta, Pakistan

Palestinian Territory

TELL BALATAH

Shechem (or Ancient Nablus), Palestinian Territory

Panama

PANAMA CANAL AREA

Panama City, Chagres River, Panama

In the late nineteenth century, a French company began building what would come to be considered one of the greatest engineering achievements in human history. (Learn More)

Peru

QUINTA HEEREN

Lima, Peru

REVASH FUNERARY COMPLEX

Santo Tomas de Quillay, Peru

TÚCUME ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Located in the Lambayeque Region in the District of Túcume, Peru

Túcume Archaeological Site is located on Peru’s arid north coast and stretches across 220 hectares. (Learn More)

Portugal

TEATRO CAPITÓLIO

Lisbon, Portugal

Romania

ORADEA FORTRESS

Oradea, Romania

Russia

NARKOMFIN BUILDING

Moscow, Russia

SEMENOVSKOE-OTRADA

Moscow Oblast, Russia

Samoa

PULEMELEI MOUND

Palauli, Letolo Plantation, Samoa

Serbia

SUBOTICA SYNAGOGUE

Subotica, Serbia

Designed in the late 1890s and built in 1902, Subotica Synagogue is among the most impressive examples of art nouveau ecclesiastical architecture in the region. (Learn More)

Sierra Leone

OLD FOURAH BAY COLLEGE

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Slovakia

LEDNICKÉ-ROVNE HISTORICAL PARK

Lednické-Rovne, Slovakia

South Africa

RICHTERSVELD CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Richtersveld, South Africa

Spain

AQUEDUCT OF SEGOVIA

Segovia, Spain

The Aqueduct of Segovia was built during the second half of the 1st century A.D. under the rule of the Roman Empire and supplied water from the Frío River to the city into the 20th century. (Learn More)

Sudan

SUAKIN

Suakin Island, Sudan

Syria

AMRIT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Near Tartous, Syria

Amrit is an ancient Phoenician site located on the Mediterranean coast of Syria. (Learn More)

SHAYZAR CASTLE

Shayzar, Syria

Built along the banks of the Orontes River just northwest of Hama, the Syrian town of Shayzar was, for much of its history, a strategic prize for the Muslim and Christian forces who battled for con (Learn More)

TELL MOZAN

Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria

Tell Mozan, located in northeast Syria in the Khabur River plain, is the site of ancient Urkesh, a place associated with the Hurrians, a Bronze Age people of Upper Mesopotamia. (Learn More)

Turkey

APHRODISIAS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Geyre Beledesi, Turkey

Aphrodisias, named after its patron goddess Aphrodite, was founded in the 2nd century B.C. on the site of a rural sanctuary of Aphrodite. (Learn More)

United Kingdom

SAINT MARY'S STOW CHURCH

Stow, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

St. Mary’s Church in Stow is one of the oldest parish churches in England. Founded in the seventh century in what had been the Roman town of Sidnacester, St. (Learn More)

SAINT VINCENT STREET CHURCH

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Saint Vincent Street Church is the sole survivor of three churches designed for the city of Glasgow by the influential and renowned Scottish architect Alexander Thomson. (Learn More)

United States

2 COLUMBUS CIRCLE

New York, New York, United States

The former Huntington Hartford Gallery of Modern Art, known for decades as 2 Columbus Circle, was designed by Edward Durell Stone, one of America’s most prolific architects, and built in 1964 (Learn More)

DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH

Newburgh, New York, United States

Built between 1835 and 1837, the Dutch Reformed Church in Newburgh, New York, sits on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River and is a reminder of the wealth that came early to settlements in New York (Learn More)

ENNIS HOUSE

Los Angeles, California, United States

GULF COAST AND NEW ORLEANS

Mississippi and Louisiana, United States

Beyond cuisine and music, New Orleans is known for its unique built environment of Franco-Creole. (Learn More)

HANGING FLUME

Montrose County, Colorado, United States

LAFAYETTE CEMETERY NO. 1

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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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)

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)

Venezuela

LA GUAIRA HISTORIC CENTER

La Guaira, Venezuela

The historic city of La Guaira was founded in the sixteenth century on the Caribbean Sea and served as the chief port for Venezuela’s future inland capital Caracas. (Learn More)