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Belgorod-Dnestrovsky, Ukraine

Tyras-Belgorod Fortress

For centuries the fortress of Tyras-Belgorod has watched over the calm waters of the Dniester Estuary.
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Pidhirtsi, Ukraine

Pidhirtsi Castle

Pidhirtsi Castle was constructed by the Italian architect Andrea dell'Aqua between 1635 and 1640 for the Hetman (Cossack chief) of the Polish crown.
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Kerch, Ukraine

Panticapaeum Ancient City

Once the capital of the Bosporan Kingdom, the largest political state in the region of the ancient Black Sea, the ruins of the city of Panticapaeum contain evidence of settlement dating back to 2600 BC.
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Kamyanets-Podilsky, Ukraine

Kamyanets Podilsky Castle Bridge

Western Ukraine's only preserved structure from antiquity is still an everyday part of life in Kamyanets-Podilsky.
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Kiev, Ukraine

Church of Our Savior of Berestove

Listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, the Church of Our Savior was built within a monastery complex in Berestove Village, the one-time seat of Kiev's royal family.
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Kampala, Uganda

Kampala Historic Buildings

In just over a century, the Ugandan city of Kampala experienced change on a scale rarely seen in an urban context.
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Gaziantep, Turkey

Tepebasi District

Fine examples of mid-nineteenth-century Armenian architecture are only one of many elements in a well-preserved example of cultural and religious integration in the late Ottoman Empire.
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Istanbul, Turkey

Küçük Ayasofya Little Hagia Sophia Mosque

The oldest surviving Byzantine monument in Istanbul, Küçük ("Little") Hagia Sophia was constructed under the emperor Justinian on the shores of the Sea of Marmara in AD 527-536.
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Istanbul, Turkey

Historic Walls of Istanbul

Stretching along the Golden Horn to the Sea of Marmara, the fortified walls of Istanbul protected the city from the early Byzantine period to the fifteenth century.
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Ankara, Turkey

Çukur Han

Built in the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century during Ottoman rule of Ankara, this han, or caravanserai, was designed to accommodate traveling merchants.
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Bagamoyo, Tanzania

Bagamoyo Historic Town

At once beautiful and disturbing, Bagamoyo's eighteenth- and nineteenth-century coral buildings, specific to Swahili construction, served as a backdrop to East Africa's slave trade.
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Wangan, Taiwan

Jungshe Village

Located on an island off the coast of Taiwan, Jungshe Village is the result of three centuries of Chinese immigration and cultural development.

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