The development in the 12th century of Mudejar art in Aragon resulted from the particular political, social and cultural conditions that prevailed in Spain after the Reconquista.

Teruel, mudéjar architecture of Aragon

The Churches of Chiloé represent a unique example in Latin America of an outstanding form of ecclesiastical wooden architecture.

Churches of Chiloé

Acre Israel
Acre is a historic walled port-city with continuous settlement from the Phoenician period.


Leptis Magna
Leptis Magna was one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire, with its imposing public monuments, harbor, market-place, storehouses, shops and residential districts.

Leptis Magna

The Mauritanian capital, founded in the 3rd century B.C.E., became an important outpost of the Roman Empire and was graced with many fine buildings.


Caral's plan and some of its components, including pyramidal structures and residence of the elite, show clear evidence of ceremonial functions, signifying a powerful religious ideology.


The planning of this huge city, the largest in pre-Columbian America, reflects a strict political and social strategy

Chan Chan

Linked to all the most important historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century, the Kremlin was the residence of the Great Prince and also a religious center

Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

jebal barkal
Since Antiquity, the hill of Gebel Barkal has been strongly associated with religious traditions and folklore.

Pyramids of Sudan

These prehistoric carvings reveal the life and beliefs of people in Europe during the Bronze Age and are remarkable for their large numbers and outstanding quality.

Rock carvings in Tanum

Located at the crossroads of several trade routes from the 2nd millennium B.C., Aleppo was ruled successively by the Hittites, Assyrians, Arabs, Mongols, Mamelukes and Ottomans


Krak des Chevaliers
These two castles represent the most significant examples illustrating the exchange of influences and documenting the evolution of fortified architecture in the Near East during the time of the Crusades

Krak des Chevaliers

el jem
The impressive ruins of the largest colosseum in North Africa, a huge amphitheater which could hold up to 35,000 spectators, are found in the small village of El Jem

Amphitheater of El Jem

From the 6th century onwards, Carthage developed into a great trading empire covering much of the Mediterranean and was home to a brilliant civilization


Djémila, or Cuicul, with its forum, temples, basilicas, triumphal arches and houses, is an interesting example of Roman town planning adapted to a mountain location.