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.

Red Lists of Cultural Objects at Risk

These compact booklets designed for police, museums, dealers, collectors, and the general public illustrate the types of cultural heritage objects looted from archaeological sites, stolen from museums and churches, and illicitly trafficked.

Announcements
September 30, 2015
Uniting Against Threats to Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria
September 25, 2015
Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save Iraq and Syria's Endangered Cultural Heritage
August 26, 2015
Notice of a Proposal to Extend the MOU between the U.S. and Colombia

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Protecting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

See how agreements are formed through the CCPIA

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