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By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2014
The Rideau Canal Marker
Ontario (National Capital Region), Ottawa — The Rideau CanalLe canal Rideau
English: Built between 1826 and 1832, the Rideau Canal is the best preserved, fully operational example of North America’s great canal building era. Lieutenant-Colonel John By’s innovative deign was based on a “slackwater” . . . — Map (db m83361) HM
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo — The Colonial City of Santo Domingo
La Ciudad Colonial de Santo Domingo fue declarada por la UNESCO Patrimonio Mundial En la XIV reunión del Comité del Patrimonio Mundial celebrada en Banff, Canada en diciembre de 1990, por su influencia en la arquitectura y el urbanismo de América, . . . — Map (db m92856) HM
El Salvador, La Libertad, San Juan Opico — Joya de Cerén
Gobierno de la República de El Salvador Joya de Cerén Patrimonio de la Humanidad Este sitio arqueológico Joya de Cerén, fue solemnemente declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad en la XVII sesión del Comité del Patrimonio Mundial de UNESCO el día . . . — Map (db m81468) HM
Estonia, Harjumaa Maakond, Tallinn — 1199 — The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
Text in Estonian: … [Seals of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention] Text in English: The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn has been inscribed upon the World Heritage List of the Convention concerning the protection . . . — Map (db m57529) HM
Finland, Uusimaa Region (Helsinki), Suomenlinna — KirkkopuistoKyrkparken - Church Park — [Suomenlinna Sea Fortress]
[Text in Finnish:] … [Text in Swedish:] … [Text in English:] The crownwork (1) comprises the southern flank of an ambitious plan for a public square originally drawn up by Augustin Ehrensvard. The foundation stone . . . — Map (db m57779) HM
France, Basse-Normandie (Manche Département), Mont-Saint-Michel — Le Mont-Saint-Michel — UNESCO World Heritage Site
Le Mont-Saint-Michel et sa baie figurant sur la liste du patrimoine mondial Culturel et Naturel de l’U.N.E.S.C.O. L’inscription sur cette liste consacre la valeur universelle et exceptionnelle de ce site et la volonté de chacun de contribuer à . . . — Map (db m88731) HM
France, Champagne-Ardenne (Marne Département), Reims — 1 — Cathédral Notre-Dame — World Heritage Site
La cathédral actuelle a été précédée par une basilique paléochrétienne (Ve siècle) et une grande église carolingienne (IXe siècle). Commencée en 1211, la construction a été achevée pour l'essentiel dans les anées 1270-80. Les parties hautes datent . . . — Map (db m86013) HM
France, Champagne-Ardenne (Marne Département), Reims — 4 — Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame — World Heritage Site
L'urbanisme d'après-guerre a dégagé la cathédrale, le palais archiépiscopal (1690) et la chapelle palatine gothique, oratoire du prélat et de sa curie. Edifié dans le premier tiers du XIIIe siècle, le chevet témoigne, avec ses doubles volées . . . — Map (db m85682) HM
Germany, Brandenburg, Potsdam — Cecilienhof PalacePotsdam Conference 1945
(English text) Cecilienhof Palace, built in the style of an English country house from 1913 to 1917, was the last building of the Hohenzollern family. The grounds, designed by Paul Schultze-Naumburg, served as residence of the family of Crown . . . — Map (db m94150) HM WM
Germany, Brandenburg, Potsdam — Neuer Garten (New Garden)
(English text) Please Support the Preservation.

After 1787, Frederick William II had a sentimental landscape garden with numerous buildings and park architecture laid out under the direction of Johann August Eyserbeck, a gardener from Worlitz. . . . — Map (db m94183) HM WM

Germany, Saxony-Anhalt (Landkreis Wittenberg), Lutherstadt Wittenberg — Castle Church in WittenbergSchlosskirche (Castle Church)
(English Text) In 1489 Elector Friedrich the Wise gave permission to construct a castle under the direction of architect Konrad Pfluger. In 1496 the construction of the Castle Church began. The consecration as All Saints Church was in 1503. In 1507 . . . — Map (db m94125) HM
Greece, Attica Periphery, Athens — The Acropolis of Athens — [UNESCO World Heritage Site]
[Marker text printed in both Greek and English scripts:] The Acropolis and its monuments, universal symbols of the classical spirit and culture, form the greatest architectural and artistic whole that Greek Antiquity has bequeathed to . . . — Map (db m43648) HM
Greece, Kalymnos (peripheral unit) (Pátmos municipality), Chorá — Historic Centre (Chorá)Monastery of Saint John the Theologian — World Heritage Site
[Marker text printed in Greek and English script:] 1999 The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse World Heritage Site The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery . . . — Map (db m43647) HM
Greece, Kalymnos peripheral unit (Patmos municipality), Chorá — Historic Centre (Chorá)Cave of the Apocalypse — World Heritage Site
1999 The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse World Heritage Site The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse . . . — Map (db m43646) HM
Guatemala, Izabal, Quiriguá — Quirigua: History of the City, its Environment and DiscoveryQuiriguá: Historia de la Ciudad, su Entorno y su Descubrimiento
Quiriguá: Historia de la Ciudad, su Entorno y su Descubrimiento ¡Bienvenidos al Parque Arqueológico Quiriguá! Quiriguá se localiza en el Valle del Motagua, en el Municipio de Los Amates, Izabal. Desde la antigüedad ha sido un importante . . . — Map (db m97999) HM
Guatemala, Petén, Flores — Tikal Archaeological Park
Ficha Técnica del Parque Nacional Tikal Descubrimiento: 26 Feb. 1,848 por Corregidor Modesto Mendez y Gobernador Ambrosio Tút Extensión superficial y altitud: 575.83 Km.2 (A. Gub. No. 239.2003) y 185-380 m.s.n.m. Declaratoria como . . . — Map (db m99025) HM
Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, Antigua Guatemala — Antigua Guatemala UNESCO World Heritage Site
La Antigua Guatemala Santiago de Guatemala Trazada en 1543, Capital del Reino de Guatemala hasta su traslado en 1775. Declarada patrimonio de la humanidad e incluida en la lista de la Convención del Patrimonio Cultural Mundial de UNESCO, con . . . — Map (db m70570) HM
Israel, Haifa District, Megiddo — Tel Megiddo National ParkWorld Heritage Site — The Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba
The biblical tels of Megiddo, Hazor and Beer Sheba were inscribed in 2005 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as World Heritage Sites with outstanding universal value. They are fitting representatives of . . . — Map (db m64811) HM
Mexico, Campeche (Municipality of Campeche) — "La Española" Chapel
Ubicación de la Capilla Española del Siglo XVI en la Villa de San Francisco de Campeche; misma que contaba con: nave, sacristía y torre campanario Diciembre de 2000 Sello del UNESCO Patrimonio Mundial, Ciudad Histórica Fortificada de . . . — Map (db m101075) HM
Mexico, Campeche (Municipality of Campeche) — Campeche Library
Biblioteca Campeche Al instalarse los españoles en el año 1540 y nombrar Villa de San Francisco de Campeche a esta región, cambia la estructura gubernamental establecida por los mayas, así como su traza urbana. De esta manera los edificios . . . — Map (db m101712) HM
Mexico, Guanajuato (Municipality of Allende), Atotonilco — Sanctuary of Jesus Nazarene of Atotonilco UNESCO World Heritage Site
La villa protectora de San Miguel y el Santuario de Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco han sido inscritos en la Lista del Patrimonio Mundial en virtud de la Convención para la Protección del Patrimonio Mundial Cultural y Natural. La inscripción en esta . . . — Map (db m100041) HM
Mexico, Jalisco (Municipality of Tequila), Tequila — Tequila: Symbol of Mexico
Emblema de México Siglos XVI-XXIDesde este mirador se tiene un excelente panorama de Tequila, ciudad de traza regular que desde el siglo XIX le ha dado su nombre a la bebida emblemática de México. Una impresión similar tuvo hacia 1840 el marino . . . — Map (db m100322) HM
Mexico, Yucatán (Municipality of Santa Elena), Santa Elena — The House of the Magician
La Casa del Adivino Fachada este estilo Puuc Este edificio piramidal mide en su totalidad alrededor de 35 m de altura y tiene una planta elíptica. Hasta la fecha se han detectado cinco fases constructivas realizadas en diferentes momentos y con . . . — Map (db m102542) HM
Mexico, Yucatán (Municipality of Tinum), Pisté — The Castle or Temple of Kukulcán
El Castillo o Templo del Kukulkan También llamado Templo de Kukulcán, es la construcción dominante del sector norte de la ciudad. Junto con la plataforma de Venus y el sacbé que conduce al Cenote Sagrado forma un conjunto representativo del . . . — Map (db m101796) HM
Saint Lucia, Soufrière — The Pitons World Heritage Site
The Pitons Management Area (PMA) was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a natural site on Wednesday, 30th June 2004 at the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee. The status as a World Heritage Site was conferred on the basis . . . — Map (db m82687) HM
United Kingdom, England (Northumberland), Bardon Mill — Hadrian's WallFrontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site
Hadrian's Wall formed the north-west frontier of the Roman empire for most of the period AD 122-410. The empire's frontiers extended over 5,000 km from the Atlantic coast of Britain through Europe, the Middle East and across North Africa to the . . . — Map (db m85985) HM
United Kingdom, Northern Ireland (County Antrim), Bushmills — Hamill TerraceCauseway Coastal Route
Side A Welcome to Hamill Terrace Renowned as the gateway to the Giant's Causeway and for the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, Bushmills has a unique heritage of historic buildings and mills. Images (clockwise . . . — Map (db m70873) HM
New Mexico (San Juan County), Aztec — Aztec Ruins National Monument
Through the collective recognition of the community of nations, expressed within the principles of the convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage Aztec Ruins National Monument has been designated an outlier . . . — Map (db m71077) HM
New York (Kings County), New York — Cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty Pedestal
At this site on August 5, 1884, the cornerstone of the pedestal of the Statue of “Liberty Enlightening the World” was laid with ceremony by William A. Brodie, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York. Grand lodge members, . . . — Map (db m54920) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization MAB Program on Man and the Biosphere By Decision of the Bureau of the international coordinating council of the program on man and the biosphere, duly authorized to that effect by . . . — Map (db m20061) HM
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Independence Hall
No stranger ever comes to Philadelphia without paying a visit to this structure, and no public edifice exists among us, which is cherished so warmly in the feelings of the citizens. Views of Philadelphia, 1838 The building in front of you . . . — Map (db m61097) HM
Virginia, Charlottesville — W-200 — Monticello
Three miles to the southeast, Thomas Jefferson began the house in 1770 and finished it in 1802. He brought his bride to it in 1772. Lafayette visited it in 1825. Jefferson spent his last years there and died there, July 4, 1826. His tomb is there. . . . — Map (db m65069) HM
Virginia, Charlottesville — I-3 — University of Virginia
Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. The cornerstone of its first building was laid on October 6, 1817, in the presence of three presidents of the United States—Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. In 1825, the . . . — Map (db m61101) HM
Virginia (Fairfax County), Mount Vernon — E-68 — Mount Vernon Estate
George Washington acquired Mount Vernon in 1754. Over a period of 30 years, he transformed the simple farmhouse into a mansion embellished with rusticated wood siding, a cupola, and a portico overlooking the Potomac River. Every aspect of the . . . — Map (db m61098) HM

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