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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

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