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Castle Rijswijk, Gelderland province, the Netherlands

Castle Rijswijk is a 14th century manor house with an early-20th century farmhouse attached to it. Located near the village of Groessen in the province of Gelderland, it was used initially as a defensive structure. Although significantly altered in the

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Castle in Divitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Schloss Divitz is a historic moated castle in the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, near the Baltic Sea. The site consists of the main building, auxiliary constructions, a landscaped garden and additional gardens. The oldest surviving parts of the mansion

Posted in 2016, Germany, Shortlist

Ancient city of Hasankeyf and its surroundings, Turkey

Sitting on the banks of the Tigris River in south-eastern Turkey, not far from the border with Syria, the 12,000-year-old settlement of Hasankeyf has been home to almost every major Mesopotamian civilization. From Neolithic caves to Roman ruins and Medieval

Posted in 2016, Shortlist, Turkey

Y-block, Government Quarter, Oslo, Norway

Located in the Government Quarter in the centre of Oslo, the H‐block (1958) and the Y‐block (1969) are key works of modernist architecture in Norway. Designed by Erling Viksjø, the foremost Norwegian architect of the time, the high-rise building and

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Archaeological Site of Ererouyk and village of Ani Pemza, Armenia

Sitting on an isolated rocky plateau close to the Turkish‐Armenian border, Ererouyk was once one of the largest and most important centres of worship in the region. The triple aisled basilica, built in the 6th century, is among the oldest

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Venice Lagoon, Italy

Covering 550km², the Venice Lagoon is the best-known lagoon in Europe and one of the most important transitional ecosystems in the Mediterranean. It is protected by a range of EU and national regulations and has been inscribed, together with the

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14 European sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme 2016

Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI) announce today the 14 monuments and sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme 2016 by an international panel of experts in various fields. PRESS RELEASE

Posted in 2016, Armenia, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, News, Norway, Portugal, Shortlist, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Advisory panel meets in Brussels to shortlist heritage sites for the 7 Most Endangered 2016


The advisory panel of The 7 Most Endangered programme met in Brussels, at Europa Nostra’s office, on 9-10 November 2015. Independent experts in history, archaeology, architecture, conservation and finance discussed the applications made by civil society organisations and public bodies

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Citadel of Alessandria, ITALY

This is the most important hexagonal fortress in Europe, according to UNESCO, on whose Tentative List it has been inscribed since 2006. Spreading over 74 hectares, the Citadel of Alessandria is a perfect example of a modern-type fortress. Built between

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Synagogue in Subotica, SERBIA

The Synagogue in Subotica was built in 1902, in what was then part of Austro-Hungarian Empire, to designs by Hungarian architects Marcell Komor and Dezsö Jakab. One of the finest surviving examples of Art Nouveau religious architecture, it has a

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