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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)

Albania

BUTRINT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Sarandë, Albania

Archaeological evidence indicates that Corfiot traders founded Butrint in the eighth century B.C. (Learn More)

Belgium

PREVIOUS RADIO AND TELEVISION BUILDING

Brussels, Belgium

Designed by the Belgian architect Joseph Diongre and completed in 1938, the Radio and Television building was one of the first broadcasting centers in Europe. (Learn More)

TOUR AND TAXIS (TRANSPORT HUB)

Brussels, Belgium

Beginning in the early 20th century, Belgian railroad, customs, and maritime interests converged at Tour and Taxis, a model transportation hub designed by architect Van Humbeek. (Learn More)

WORTEL COLONY ESTATE

Hoogstraten, Antwerp, Belgium

Benin

Bolivia

ARANI AND CALLAPA CHURCHES

Arani and Callapa, Bolivia

RIO LAUCA BURIAL TOWERS

Sajama, Bolivia

Nestled in the Sajama National Park in the Bolivian altiplano, a complex of prehistoric burial towers (chullpas) comprises the most important surviving monumental complex of the Aymara peo (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)

Bulgaria

MADARA HORSEMAN

Madara, Shumen, Bulgaria

Cambodia

BANTEAY CHHMAR TEMPLE OF JAYAVARMAN VII

Thmar Puok, Cambodia

A complex of eight temples deep in the Cambodian jungle, Banteay Chhmar was commissioned by the twelfth-century Khmer ruler Jayavarman VII in honor of five heroes, including his son, who died defen (Learn More)

Canada

GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Chile

TULOR VILLAGE

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

China

NAMSELING MANOR

near Shannan, Tibet Autonomous Region, China

PALPUNG MONASTERY

Babang Village, Sichuan Province, China

XIANNONGTAN (TEMPLE OF AGRICULTURE)

Beijing, China

The temple complex dedicated to Xiannong, the father of agriculture, was built in 1420 below the Forbidden City and adjacent to the famed Temple of Heaven in Beijing. (Learn More)

Croatia

DUCAL PALACE

Zadar, Croatia

From the High Middle Ages through the 20th century, the Ducal Palace of Zadar stood witness to the evolution of the city and survived countless attacks and occupations. (Learn More)

FRANCISCAN MONASTERY LIBRARY

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Founded in 1235, the Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik was an essential visit for pilgrims traveling between Europe and the Holy Land. (Learn More)

Cuba

REINA CEMETERY

Cienfuegos, Cuba

Czech Republic

HEAVENLY FATHER CHAPEL

Kutna Hora, Central Bohemian Region, 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)

NEBÍLOVY MANSION

Nebílovy, Plzeň Region, Czech Republic

Egypt

THE MORTUARY TEMPLE OF AMENHOTEP III

Luxor, Egypt

The mortuary temple of Amenhotep III was erected between 1390 and 1353 B.C. for New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep III. (Learn More)

El Salvador

SUCHITOTO CITY

Cuscatlán, El Salvador

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)

Fiji

LEVUKA

Ovalau, Fiji

France

CHÂTEAU DE CHANTILLY

Chantilly, France

The Château de Chantilly sits at the confluence of the Oise and Seine Rivers in northern France and is a magnificent stone complex surrounded by manicured lawns, farms, ponds, and stables. (Learn More)

Gambia

JAMES ISLAND

Lower Niumi District, Gambia

First settled in 1651 by traders from Courland (in present-day Latvia) on an earlier native site, James Island on the River Gambia was a cultural crossroads from the late fifteenth to the late nine (Learn More)

Georgia

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)

Hungary

SPA CENTER HISTORIC ENSEMBLE

Balatonfüred, Hungary

India

AHMEDEBAD WALLED CITY

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

JAISALMER FORT

Jaisalmer, India

Built in 1156 by King Rawal Jaisal, Jaisalmer Fort dominates the countryside in the far northwestern corner of Rajasthan, near the border of India and Pakistan. (Learn More)

Israel

GEMEINDEHAUS

Haifa, Israel

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)

ARCH OF TRAJAN

Ancona, Marche, Italy

LIMONAIA AT BOBOLI GARDENS AND GARDEN OF VILLA MEDICI AT CASTELLO

Florence, Italy

Design and construction of the Boboli Gardens behind the Palazzo Pitti began in 1549 under Cosimo I de Medici. (Learn More)

NEOPITAGORICA BASILICA

Rome, Lazio, Italy

PALAZZO DORIA PAMPHILI

Valmontone, Lazio, Italy

RUPESTRIAN CHURCHES OF PUGLIA AND THE CITY OF MATERA

Puglia and Matera, Italy

In 1464, Pope Paul II gave the Ciminelli family his blessing to enhance the church of San Pietro Barisano in the I Sassi district of Matera, the northernmost province in the Puglia region of Italy. (Learn More)

TERRA DEL SOLE PRISON CELLS

Castrocaro Terme e Terra del Sole, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Jamaica

OLD IRON BRIDGE

Spanish Town, Jamaica

In the late 18th century, Jamaica’s House of Assembly passed an act commissioning the construction of a much-needed bridge between Kingston and Spanish Town in St. Catherine. (Learn More)

Jordan

PETRA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Wadi Mousa, Jordan

The magnificent ruins of ancient Petra occupy a high plateau that rises out of Wadi Mousa, the Valley of Moses, in southwest Jordan. (Learn More)

Laos

VAT SISAKET

Vientiane, Laos

Latvia

ABAVA VALLEY CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Kurzeme Region, Latvia

Lebanon

Lithuania

VILNIUS TOWN WALL

Vilnius, Lithuania

Malaysia

KAMPUNG CINA RIVER FRONTAGE

Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

A line of modest wooden buildings follows the gently curving waterfront at Kampung Cina, the oldest street in what is now one of Malaysia’s largest cities, Kuala Terengganu. (Learn More)

Malta

MNAJDRA PREHISTORIC TEMPLES

Qrendi, Malta

The Mnajdra Prehistoric Temples lie along the southern coast of Malta amidst the blue waters of the central Mediterranean. (Learn More)

Mexico

CAROLINA HACIENDA

Chihuahua, Mexico

MADERA CAVE DWELLINGS

Madera Municipality, Mexico

The Madera Cave dwellings are pre-Colombian sculpted clay structures nestled in the natural caves and cliffs in Chihuahua’s western Sierra Madre. (Learn More)

MONASTERIES OF SAN JUAN BAUTISTA IN TETELA DEL VOLCÁN AND TLAYACAPAN

Tetela del Volcán and Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico

PALACE OF FINE ARTS (PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES)

Mexico City, Mexico

A stunning Art Nouveau masterpiece, originally designed by Adamo Boari and envisioned for the centenary celebrations of Mexico’s independence in 1910, the Palace of Fine Arts was completed by (Learn More)

TEOTIHUACAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE—QUETZALCOATL TEMPLE

San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico

For the first half of the first millennium, A.D, Teotihuacán was the dominant civilization in Mesoamerica and one of the great cities of the ancient world. (Learn More)

VEGA DE LA PEÑA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Filobobos, near Tlapacoyan, Veracruz, Mexico

Mongolia

BOGD KHAN PALACE MUSEUM

Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator), Mongolia

In 1911, at the time of the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in China, the independence of Outer Mongolia was proclaimed. (Learn More)

Nepal

GOMPAS OF UPPER MUSTANG

Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, Nepal

Norway

Pakistan

UCH MONUMENT COMPLEX

Uch, Pakistan

The ancient city of Uch, located west of Lahore on the edge of the Cholistan Desert, was one of several metropolises founded by Alexander the Great on his crusade through Central Asia in the late 4 (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

APURLEC ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

near Motupe, Lambayeque, Peru

QUINTA HEEREN

Lima, Peru

RANSOM ROOM

Cajamarca, Peru

Philippines

KABAYAN MUMMY CAVES

Kabayan, Philippines

When industrial activity began in the forests north of Manila, loggers discovered ancient burial caves hewn out of the rock containing mummified remains and hundreds of coffins and skulls. (Learn More)

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)

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)

VISTULAMOUTH FORTRESS

Gdansk, Poland

The origins of Vistulamouth Fortress probably date to the early medieval period, when a lighthouse and watchtower guarding the mouth of the Vistula River occupied the site of the current structures (Learn More)

Romania

ROMANO CATHOLIC CHURCH

Ghelinta, Romania

The Romano Catholic Church of Saint Emeric was built in the thirteenth century by the first Christian settlers in present day Ghelinta. (Learn More)

Russia

ALEXANDER PALACE

St. Petersburg, Tsarskoje Selo, Russia

Designed by the Italian architect Giacomo Quarenghi and completed in 1796, Alexander Palace housed three generations of Russian monarchs before it was abandoned by the royal family in the months pr (Learn More)

IRKUTSK HISTORIC CENTER

Irkutsk, Siberia, 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)

RUSAKOV CLUB

Moscow, Russia

The avant-garde architect Konstatin Melnikov designed the Rusakov Club as a theater for workers who labored in nearby printing factories. (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)

Slovakia

HELL HOUSE

Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

Spain

WINDMILLS OF MALLORCA

Mallorca, Spain

Flour windmills, dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, are still a significant feature of the landscape of the Balearic Islands, and are a strong symbol of prosperity and engineering acumen, (Learn More)

Turkey

ANI CATHEDRAL

Ani, Turkey

Located in modern-day eastern Turkey, Ani Cathedral is one of the most significant architectural structures remaining from the prosperous Armenian Bagratid period in the 10th and 11th centuries A.D (Learn More)

CHURCH OF THE HOLY SAVIOR

Ani, Turkey

Located in modern-day eastern Turkey, Surp Amenap’rkitch, or the Church of the Holy Savior, is one of the few structures still standing at Ani from the prosperous Armenian Bagratid period in (Learn More)

HAGIA SOPHIA

Istanbul, Turkey

Justinian I, one of the earliest Byzantine rulers, ordered the architects Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus to design Hagia Sophia in the heart of what was then Constantinople. (Learn More)

PATARA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Kas, Turkey

Wide, protective sandy beaches and a deep Mediterranean bay helped make Patara the wealthy capital of the Lycian-Pamphylian province during the Roman Empire. (Learn More)

Uganda

MASAKA CATHEDRAL

Kitovu Village, Uganda

In 1909, a small church was built in the Ugandan village of Kituvo. (Learn More)

Ukraine

ANCIENT CHERSONESOS

Sevastopol, Krym, Ukraine

Chersonesos, on the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea, was founded by Greek settlers in the fifth century B.C. and was occupied during the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine eras. (Learn More)

United Kingdom

HADLOW TOWER

Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom

MUSSENDEN TEMPLE

Castlerock, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Downhill estate was constructed in the late eighteenth century for Frederick Hervey, the Bishop of Derry and Earl of Bristol. (Learn More)

SAINT FRANCIS CHURCH AND MONASTERY

East Manchester, United Kingdom

Edward Pugin’s Saint Francis Church and Monastery in Gorton, Manchester is recognized as a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture. (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

BODIE STATE HISTORIC PARK

Bodie, California, United States

FORT APACHE

Apache Tribal Lands, United States

Established by President Grant in 1871, the 7,500-acre Fort Apache Reservation served as operations base from which the U.S. (Learn More)

LANCASTER COUNTY

Pennsylvania, United States

The green fields of Lancaster County in southeastern Pennsylvania constitute a historic cultural landscape representing the founding ideals of the United States of America. (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 PASS CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Wyoming, United States

Venezuela

SAN FRANCISCO CHURCH IN CORO

Coro, Falcón, Venezuela

Among the first churches that the Franciscan Order founded in Venezuela, the original church at Coro was part of the Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Salceda, founded in 1614. (Learn More)

Vietnam

MY SON TEMPLE DISTRICT

My Son, Quảng Nam-Ḍà Nẵng, Tỉnh , Vietnam

My Son, an architectural complex on the coast of Vietnam, was the spiritual and political capital of the Cham people (the Champa Kingdom). (Learn More)

Yemen

SHIBAM

Wadi Hadramaut, Yemen