Announced every two years, the World Monuments Watch list of 100 Most Endangered Sites calls international attention to cultural heritage sites around the world threatened by neglect, vandalism, armed conflict, or natural disaster.

Watch sites are selected by an independent panel (pdf) of experts from nominations submitted by governments, preservation professionals, NGOs, and others. Sites of all types and from all time periods—from ancient to modern—are eligible. “Monuments” can be archaeological sites; residential, civic, commercial, military, or religious architecture; cultural landscapes; and townscapes. The 2006 list includes 55 countries on all seven continents.

LAOS

- Chom Phet Cultural Landscape, Luang Prabang

SOUTH AFRICA

- Richtersveld Cultural Landscape, Northern Cape Province

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

- Bluegrass Cultural Landscape of Kentucky, Central Kentucky


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