The ancient and historic monuments, objects, and archaeological sites of the world enrich and inform today's societies, and help connect us to our cultural origins. The Department's Cultural Heritage Center specializes in the protection and preservation of these irreplaceable resources, working on many fronts to safeguard the patrimony of other countries.

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June 16, 2017
Request from the Government of Libya for a Cultural Property Agreement
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June 6, 2017
United States and Peru Extend Memorandum of Understanding, Over 2,000 Items Have Been Repatriated
June 5, 2017
In Ancient Cities Reclaimed from ISIS, Restoration Work Begins
Group of young adults sit around a table in a classroom
May 31, 2017
ECA Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Online Distance-learning Course in Afghanistan
December 9, 2016
Stolen Egyptian Treasures are Homeward Bound
November 30, 2016
Signing a Memorandum of Understanding With Foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh Shoukry


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Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C)
SA-5, 5th Floor
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC  20522-0505
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Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C)
SA-5, 5th Floor
U.S. Department of State
2200 C Street, NW
Washington, DC  20037