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Pimería Alta Missions

The Pimería Missions were established to indoctrinate the indigenous, peoples of the Pimería Alta region, which straddles the Mexican state of Sonora and the American state of Arizona.
Acatlán, Mexico


Oxtotitlán, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, is one of only two known cave sites that contain polychrome murals rendered by the Olmec people more than 2,700 years ago.
Kurzeme Region, Latvia

Abava Valley Cultural Landscape

Until its independence from the Soviets in 1991, the Abava River valley, a region that developed during the Middle Ages along the route to Germany, had remained immune to the modern age.
Vientiane, Laos

Vat Sisaket

Paradoxically, Vat Sisaket is the oldest and newest monastery in the Laotian capital.
Balatonfüred, Hungary

Spa Center Historic Ensemble

Hungarians wanting to take the cure in the late 18th and 19th centuries went to the baths at Balatonfüred to soak in restorative carbon-rich waters.
Achaia, Greece

Helike Archaeological Site

In 2001, after years of searching, archaeologists came upon the long-lost site of Helike, a Classical Greek city buried under meters of silt on the southwest shore of the Gulf of Corinth.
Cities of Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Poti, and Dusheti, Georgia

Art Nouveau Buildings

Georgia is renowned for its ancient monuments but a more recent layer of history is reflected in its towns' marvelous array of Art Nouveau building; all done in the style of the turn of the 19 century.
Castelnau-Pegayrolles, Aveyron, France

Château Aqueduct

The aqueduct system is a rare example of medieval water architecture, which survived through the 1960s in essentially working order.
Sohag, Egypt

White and Red Monasteries

Two monastic churches, among the best-preserved in Egypt, stand at the edge of civilization near the village of Sohag, amid what may be one of the richest surviving Coptic archaeological sites.
Cairo, Egypt

Sabil Ruqayya Dudu

Among the most ornate eighteenth-century structures still standing in the historic center of Cairo, the Sabil Ruqayya Dudu is a rare example of Rococo-influenced Ottoman-period architecture.
Nebílovy, Plzeň Region, Czech Republic

Nebílovy Mansion

The unused country house is a regular sight throughout the Czech Republic.
Kutna Hora, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic

Heavenly Father Chapel

In its earliest days, the Heavenly Father Chapel had a dual purpose: its lower level was a depository for human bones while the upper level was a chapel where one could celebrate the requiem mass.