The 2014 most endangered sites and landmarks in the world: report

Thursday, October 10th, 2013. Filed under: Destinations Environment World News
The Gateway Arch in Missouri has been placed on the 2014 World Monuments Watch list.

The Gateway Arch in Missouri has been placed on the 2014 World Monuments Watch list.

(Relaxnews) – An international heritage group has placed 67 sites, monuments and landmarks on its 2014 World Monuments Watch list this year — a list that includes the cultural heritage of the entire country of Syria.

According to the World Monuments Fund’s latest report released this week, conflict and escalating violence in war-torn Syria are jeopardizing the very existence of the country’s cultural heritage, a finding that has prompted researchers to place the entire nation on its 2014 World Monuments Watch list.

Here’s the complete list of sites, cities and monuments deemed to be at risk from conflict and catastrophe, lack of resources, development pressures and loss of cultural traditions.

Argentina
Church and Monastery of St. Catherine of Siena, Buenos Aires

Armenia
Bardzrakash St. Gregory Monastery, Dsegh

Belgium
Collégiale Sainte-Croix de Liège

Brazil
Serra da Moeda, Minas Gerais

Chile
Elevators of Valparaíso
Palacio La Alhambra, Santiago

China
Pokfulam Village, Hong Kong (SAR)

Colombia
Ancient Ridged Fields of the San Jorge River Floodplain

Comoros
Funi Aziri Bangwe, Ikoni, Grande Comore

Ecuador
Remigio Crespo Toral Museum, Cuenca

Egypt
Bayt al-Razzaz, Cairo

Ethiopia
Yemrehanna Kristos, Amhara Region

France
Churches of St. Merri and Notre-Dame de Lorette, Paris

Germany
Gaslight and Gas Lamps of Berlin

Guatemala
Uaxactun, Petén

Guyana
Georgetown City Hall

India
Historic City of Bidar, Karnataka
House of Shaikh Salim Chishti, Fatehpur
Sikri, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Juna Mahal, Dungarpur, Rajasthan

Indonesia
Ngada Villages of Flores
Peceren and Dokan Villages, Northern Sumatra
Trowulan, East Java

Iraq
Khinnis Reliefs, Kurdistan Region

Italy
Farnese Aviaries, Rome, Lazio
Historic Center of L’Aquila, Abruzzo
Muro dei Francesi, Ciampino, Lazio
Venice, Veneto

Japan
East Japan Earthquake Heritage Sites, Tohoku and Kanto Regions
Sanro-Den of Sukunahikona Shrine, Ozu,
Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku

Jordan
Damiya Dolmen Field, Jordan Valley

Kenya
Lamu Old Town

Macedonia
Monastery of Poloshko, Kavadarci Munincipality

Mali
Cultural Heritage Sites of Mali

Mexico
Fundidora Park, Monterrey
Retablos de Los Altos de Chiapas, San Cristóbal de las Casas and Teopisca

Mozambique
Island of Mozambique, Nampula Province

Myanmar
Yangon Historic City Center

Nigeria
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, Osun State

Pakistan
Shikarpoor Historic City Center

Palestinian Territory
Ancient Irrigated Terraces of Battir,
Bethlehem Governorate, West Bank

Peru
Capilla de la Virgen Concebida de Kuchuhuasi, Cusco
Cerro Sechín, Casma, Ancash
Chan Chan, Trujillo, La Libertad
Gran Pajatén, San Martín

Portugal
Fort of Graça, Elvas
Joanine Library of the University of Coimbra

Romania
Great Synagogue of Iasi
Wooden Churches of Northern Olteniaand Southern Transylvania

Singapore
Bukit Brown

Spain
Güell Pavilions and Garden, Barcelona
Iglesia Parroquial San Pedro Apóstol,
Buenache de Alarcón, Cuenca

Syrian Arab Republic
Cultural Heritage Sites of Syria

Tanzania
Christ Church Cathedral and Former Slave Market Site, Zanzibar
Dar es Salaam Historic Center
House of Wonders and Palace Museum, Zanzibar

Turkey
Cathedral of Mren, Digor, Kars

United Kingdom
Battersea Power Station, London
Deptford Dockyard and Sayes Court Garden, London
Grimsby Ice Factory and Kasbah, Lincolnshire
Sulgrave Manor, Sulgrave, Northamptonshire

United States of America
Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
George Nakashima House, Studio, and Workshop, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Henry Klumb House, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, Missouri
Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin
The Cloisters and Palisades, New York and New Jersey

Venezuela
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

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