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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December 16, 2015
U.S. Department of State Partners with International Council of Museums to Fight Illicit Traffic of Libyan Cultural Heritage
Close up of building columns
September 30, 2015
Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria
Photo of Waris and Ayaz
August 30, 2015
Ghazni Towers Project, Afghanistan
Crumbling ancient ruin
August 6, 2015
Iraq Cultural Heritage Project
West African art
June 2, 2015
Red Lists of Antiquities at Risk

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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