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Afghanistan

OLD CITY OF HERAT

Herat, Afghanistan
2010, 1998

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
2010

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
2010

Armenia

AGHJOTS MONASTERY

Garni Village, Armenia
2010

Austria

WIENER WERKBUNDSIEDLUNG

Vienna, Austria
2010

Bahrain

SUQ AL-QAYSARIYA

Muharraq, Bahrain
2010

Belgium

SANATORIUM JOSEPH LEMAIRE

Tombeek, Belgium
2010

Bhutan

PHAJODING

Thimphu, Bhutan
2010

Bolivia

CONVENTO-MUSEO SANTA TERESA

Cochabamba, Bolivia
2010

Chile

IGLESIAS DE ARICA PARINACOTA (CHURCHES OF ARICA PARINACOTA)

Municipios de Arica y Putre, Chile
2010

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
2010

SANTA FE DE ANTIOQUIA HISTORIC CENTER

Province of Antioquia, Colombia
2010

Comoros

UJUMBE PALACE

Mutsamudu, Anjouan, Comoros
2010

Cyprus

HISTORIC WALLED CITY OF FAMAGUSTA

Famagusta, Cyprus
2010, 2008

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
2010

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
2010

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)

OLD MOSQUE OF SHALI FORTRESS

Siwa Oasis, Egypt
2010

France

EGLISE PAROISSIALE DE SAINT-MARTIN-DES-PUITS

Saint Martin-des-Puits, France
2010

HÔTEL DE MONNAIES

Villemagne L’Argentière, France
2010

Greece

CHURCHES OF LESVOS

Lesvos, Greece
2010, 2008

The island of Lesvos contains a large number of historic churches, many with fine religious iconography. (Learn More)

Guatemala

KAMINALJUYU

Near Guatemala City, Guatemala
2010

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
2012, 2010

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
2010

DECHEN NAMGYAL GONPA

Nyoma, India
2010

KOTHI, QILA MAHMUDABAD

Mahmudabad, India
2010

Iraq

AL-HADBA’ MINARET

Mosul, Iraq
2010

Ireland

RUSSBOROUGH

Blessington, County Wicklow, Ireland
2010

Israel

OLD CITY OF LOD

Lod, Israel
2010

Italy

PONTE LUCANO

Tivoli, Italy
2010

VILLA OF SAN GILIO

Oppido Lucano, Italy
2010

Japan

MACHIYA TOWNHOUSES

Kyoto, Japan
2012, 2010

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
2014, 2010

Kazakhstan

Laos

HINTANG ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE

Houameuang District, Laos
2010

TAM TING

Nam Kong River at Ban Pak Ou, Laos
2010

Mexico

ACUEDUCTO DE TEMBLEQUE

Zempoala to Otumba, Mexico
2010

LAS POZAS

Xilitla, Mexico
2010

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

ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY CHURCH

Causeni, Moldova
2010

Morocco

LIXUS

Larache, Morocco
2010

Old City of Jerusalem

CATHEDRAL OF ST. JAMES

Old City of Jerusalem
2010

Pakistan

PETROGLYPHS IN THE DIAMER-BASHA DAM AREA

Northern Areas, Pakistan
2010

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
2014, 2010, 2008

Panama

COROZAL CEMETERY

Panama City, Panama
2010

HISTORIC CENTER OF COLÓN

Colón, Panama
2010

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

MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY

Colón, Panama
2010

Paraguay

LA SANTÍSIMA TRINIDAD DE PARANÁ

Trinidad, Paraguay
2010, 2004

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
2010

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
2010

PACHACAMAC SANCTUARY

Lurín, Peru
2010

SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS DE MARCAPATA

Municipality of Marcapata, Peru
2010

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
2010, 2008, 2000

TAMBO COLORADO

Humay, Peru
2010

Philippines

NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA ASUNCIÓN

Municipality of Santa Maria, Philippines
2010

RICE TERRACES OF THE PHILIPPINE CORDILLERAS

Ifugao, Philippines
2010, 2000

SAN SEBASTIAN BASILICA

Manila, Philippines
2010, 1998

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
2010

South Africa

WONDERWERK CAVE

Ga-Segonyana / Kuruman, South Africa
2010

Spain

NUMANCIA

Soria and Garray, Spain
2010

ROUTE OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Aragon, Navarre, La Rioja, Castile-Leon and Galicia, Spain
2010

Sri Lanka

DUTCH FORT OF BATTICALOA

Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
2010

Tanzania

PANGANI HISTORIC TOWN

Pangani, Tanzania
2010

Uganda

WAMALA KING’S TOMBS

Nansana, Wakiso District, Uganda
2010

United Kingdom

CARLISLE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2010

EDINBURGH HISTORIC GRAVEYARDS

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
2010

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
2010

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
2010

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
2010

CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS

Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
2010

MIAMI MARINE STADIUM

Miami, Florida, United States
2010

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
2010

ST. LOUIS CEMETERY NO. 2

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
2010

TALIESIN

Spring Green, Wisconsin, United States
2014, 2010

TALIESIN WEST

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
2010

TAOS PUEBLO

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
2010

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
2010

Uzbekistan

DESERT CASTLES OF ANCIENT KHOREZM

Republic of Karakalpakstan/Elli-Kala District & Beruni District, Uzbekistan
2010