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Albania

BUTRINT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Sarandë, Albania

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

Argentina

SAN IGNACIO MINÍ

San Ignacio, Argentina

In the midst of the Argentine rainforest stand the ruins of San Ignacio Miní, a seventeenth-century Jesuit mission complex. (Learn More)

Austria

BELVEDERE PALACE & GARDENS

Vienna, Austria

At the turn of the eighteenth century, famed military commander Prince Eugene of Savoy purchased a tract of land in Vienna and commissioned Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt to design the Belvedere, a c (Learn More)

FRANCISCAN CHURCH

Vienna, Austria

Barbados

MORGAN LEWIS SUGAR MILL

St. Andrew, Barbados

The Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill is the last of the many Barbadian windmills once used to produce sugar, and one of only two functioning sugar windmills in the world. (Learn More)

Belgium

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)

Belize

EL PILAR ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESERVE

near San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize

Benin

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)

Brazil

SERRA DA CAPIVARA NATIONAL PARK

São Raimundo Nonato, Piauí, Brazil

Bulgaria

IVANOVO ROCK CHAPELS

Ivanovo, Bulgaria

Founded in the first half of the thirteenth century, the rock chapels near the village of Ivanovo constitute a remarkable Eastern Orthodox Hesychastic monastic complex. (Learn More)

MADARA HORSEMAN

Madara, Shumen, Bulgaria

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)

Chile

CHILOÉ CHURCHES

Chiloé Island, Chile

At least 150 wooden churches once stood on the Chiloé archipelago, a group of islands off the coast of central Chile. (Learn More)

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)

EASTER ISLAND (RAPA NUI)—ORONGO

Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, a special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888, is most famous for the hundreds moai statues scattered throughout its coastline. (Learn More)

EASTER ISLAND (RAPA NUI)—RANO RARAKU

Chile

Easter Island, one of the world’s most remote inhabited places, some 3,700 kilometers off the coast of South America, is home to an extraordinary archaeological heritage that spans over a thousand (Learn More)

ELEVATORS OF VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile

With its labyrinth of interconnecting stairways, cobblestone alleys, pedestrian plazas, and vistas, Bellavista Hill is one of the most distinctive of Valparaíso’s 45 hill neighborhoods (Learn More)

China

LIAO DYNASTY SITE

Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China

NAMSELING MANOR

near Shannan, Tibet Autonomous Region, China

SAN XING DUI ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Guang Han City, China

In 1984, following the discovery of a few bits of jade in an irrigation ditch, excavations near Guang Han City in Sichuan Province uncovered the earthen outer walls of an ancient city dating from t (Learn More)

Croatia

DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE

Split, Croatia

Built for use by Emperor Diocletian who in AD 305 became the first Roman emperor to voluntarily abdicate, the palace at Split on the eastern coast of the Adriatic is the preeminent classical herita (Learn More)

DUBROVNIK OLD CITY HARBOR

Dubrovnik, Croatia

LOPUD FRANCISCAN MONASTERY

Lopud Island, near Dubrovnik, Croatia

SPLIT HISTORIC CENTER

Split, Croatia

TVRĐA IN OSIJEK

Osijek, Slavonia, Croatia

Czech Republic

ČESKÝ KRUMLOV GARDEN

Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

The Český Krumlov gardens lie between the imposing castle of the 18th-century Schwarzenburg princes and the surrounding Bohemian town, connecting the Gothic castle to the cobblestone streets (Learn More)

MONASTERY OF KLADRUBY

Kladruby, Tachov, Plzeň Region, Czech Republic

Ecuador

LA COMPAÑIA CHURCH

Quito, Ecuador

France

CHÂTEAU AQUEDUCT

Castelnau-Pegayrolles, Aveyron, France

SAINT-EMILION MONOLITHIC CHURCH

Saint-Emilion, France

In the eighth century, a Breton monk named Emilion fled to southern France to escape persecution by the Benedictine order and adopted an eremitic existence, living in a cave. (Learn More)

Georgia

PITARETI MONASTERY

Tetristskaro District, Pitareti Village, Georgia

Located some 25 some from Tbilisi, Pitareti Monastery sits in a secluded landscape surrounded by mountains. (Learn More)

Germany

FESTSPIELHAUS HELLERAU

Hellerau, Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Greece

ETZ HAYIM SYNAGOGUE

Hania, Greece

In the seventeenth century, the Jewish community of Hania acquired a vacant Venetian church, the fifteenth-century Church of St. (Learn More)

Guyana

MORUKA-WAINI CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Warao Settlements, Barima-Waini, Guyana

Hungary

ROYAL GARDEN PAVILIONS

Budapest, Hungary

The Royal Garden Pavilion was designed by Miklós Ybi, an important nineteenth-century Hungarian architect, and built between 1875 and 1882 on the embankment of the Danube River at the foot of Castl (Learn More)

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)

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

BOROBUDUR

Central Java, Indonesia

Ireland

CLONMACNOISE

County Offaly, Ireland

Israel

GEMEINDEHAUS

Haifa, Israel

THE WHITE CITY

Tel Aviv, 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)

BARTOLOMEO COLLEONI MONUMENT

Venice, Italy

The Bartolomeo Colleoni equestrian statue, located beside the Scuola Grande di San Marco in the Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo, was erected in fulfillment of a request made by the condotierro b (Learn More)

DOMUS AUREA

Rome, Italy

GROTTOES OF SAN MICHELE

Salerno, Italy

Along a narrow valley in the Picentini Mountains, the flowing water of the Tusiano River gradually excavated a deep natural cavern on the western slopes of Monte Raione. (Learn More)

NEOPITAGORICA BASILICA

Rome, Lazio, Italy

RUINS ON THE RIVER CENTA

Albenga, Liguria, Italy

SAN GIACOMO MAGGIORE PORTICO

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 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 HERCULES

Rome, Italy

The Temple of Hercules, situated in the Forum Boarium on the eastern bank of the Tiber, is one of the oldest extant buildings in Rome. (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

ANCIENT TYRE

Tyre, Lebanon

Tyre, situated approximately 50 miles south of Beirut, was founded by Phoenician settlers in the third millennium B.C. (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

JESÚS NAZARENO CHURCH IN ATOTONILCO

Atotonilco, Mexico

Constructed by Father Felipe Neri Alfaro, the Sanctuary of Jesus Nazareno of Atotonilco is famous for its murals that reflect a syncretism of Catholic religious iconography mixed with native religi (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)

SAN JUAN DE ULÚA FORT

Veracruz, Mexico

For nearly 350 years, the San Juan de Ulúa Fort in Veracruz served as the primary military stronghold of the Spanish Empire in the Americas. (Learn More)

YUCATÁN INDIAN CHAPELS

Yucatán State, Mexico

The “visiting” chapels created by the Spanish to evangelize the indigenous Maya populations in the Yucatán region of Mexico are known, collectively, as the Capillas de Indios, or Indian Ch (Learn More)

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)

Morocco

RABBI SHLOMO IBN DANAN SYNAGOGUE

Fez, Morocco

Fez, home to a flourishing Jewish community during the 17th century, was also the location of two well known temples, Rabbi Shlomo Ibn Danan Synagogue, built and founded by the Ibn Danan family, an (Learn More)

SIJILMASSA

Rissani, Morocco

Mozambique

ISLAND OF MOZAMBIQUE

Nampula Province, Mozambique

Nepal

GOMPAS OF UPPER MUSTANG

Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, Nepal

Norway

VÅGÅ OLD CHURCH

Vågåmo, Norway

Set in the landlocked mountains north of Jotunheimen, Vågå Old Church represents a singular case among the renowned stave- or timber-framed churches of Norway. (Learn More)

Pakistan

TAMBA WARI

Indus River Delta, Sindh, Pakistan

Peru

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE RAPAZ CHURCH

Rapaz, Peru

In the 16th and 17th centuries colonial Catholic missions were established in the Oyón Valley in Peru and built in a style described as Rural Andean Baroque. (Learn More)

Philippines

ANGONO PETROGLYPHS

Angono, Rizal, Philippines

Discovered in 1965, the Angono Petroglyphs are believed to be the oldest known artworks in the Philippines. (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)

OUR LADY'S ASSUMPTION BASILICA

Hebdów (near Krakow), Poland

The Church of Our Lady’s Assumption was founded in the mid-twelfth century within a Norbertine monastery. (Learn More)

PRÓZNA STREET

Warsaw, Poland

Portugal

CÔA VALLEY PETROGLYPHS

Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Guarda District, Portugal

Romania

BRANCUSI’S ENDLESS COLUMN ENSEMBLE

Târgu-Jiu, Romania

Erected in 1934, the Endless Column by famed Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) has been hailed as one of the great works of twentieth-century outdoor sculpture. (Learn More)

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)

KIZHI POGOST

Kizhi Island in Lake Onega, Republic Of Karelia, Russia

Kizhi Pogost is located on one of the many hundreds of islands on tranquil Lake Onega in the northern region of Karelia. (Learn More)

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)

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)

Spain

MOORISH HOUSES OF GRANADA

Granada, Spain

The neighborhood of Albayzin in Granada, Spain, contains several Moorish houses, some dating to the period of the Alhambra, many of which were built in the 16th century. (Learn More)

Suriname

JODENSAVANNE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Redi Doti, Suriname

Jodensavanne (Jewish Savannah) was settled by a population of Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition on mainland Europe in the mid-seventeenth century. (Learn More)

Tanzania

HISTORIC SITES OF KILWA

Lindi Region, Tanzania

The island of Kilwa Kisiwani is located in the south of Tanzania, a short boat ride from the mainland. (Learn More)

Thailand

AYUTTHAYA AND OTHER FLOODED SITES

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya , located in the rich agricultural flat lands in central Thailand, was the capital of Siam from 1350 to 1761. (Learn More)

WAT CHAIWATTHANARAM

Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a Buddhist temple located within the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. (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)

ÇATALHÖYÜK ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

Çumra, Konya , Turkey

Çatalhöyϋk, one of the earliest Neolithic, matriarchal societies in Anatolia, existed from approximately 7500 to 5700 B.C. (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)

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 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)

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

McKinley County, New Mexico, United States

EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

GOLDEN GATE PARK CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS

San Francisco, California, United States

The Conservatory of Flowers is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, and one of only a few large Victorian greenhouses in the United States. (Learn More)

HOLY ASCENSION RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Unalaska, Alaska, United States

Built in 1896 on the site of an earlier church, Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Church in Unalaska is a reminder of the sizeable Russian community that once thrived in Alaska. (Learn More)

LAFAYETTE CEMETERY NO. 1

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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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)

Vietnam

MINH MANG TOMB

Hué City, Huong Tho Village, Vietnam

King Minh Mang, the second ruler of the Nguyen Dynasty, governed southern and central Vietnam from 1820 to 1840. (Learn More)

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)

TA TUNG TU, MINH MANG TOMB

Hué City, Huong Tho Village, Vietnam

Emperor Minh Mạng (1820-1841), the second ruler of the Nguyễn Dynasty, ruled southern and central Vietnam from 1820 to 1841. (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)