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Honoring Cultural Heritage

The U.S. Department of State is committed to protecting and preserving the world's cultural heritage.

Ghazni Towers Project, Afghanistan

An interagency agreement with the US National Park Service (NPS) enabled the production of architectural drawings of two renowned 12th century AD towers in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

Priceless Laos: Lao Temple of the Golden City


The iconic Lao Temple of the Golden City in Luang Prabang is a place unlike any other. Learn more about our work to preserve and protect cultural heritage around the globe.

Iraq Cultural Heritage Project

This multi-tiered project was developed by ECA's Cultural Heritage Center in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the Iraq State Board of Antiquities and Heritage.

Red Lists of Antiquities at Risk

Red Lists of Antiquities at Risk are compact, illustrated booklets designed for customs officials, police officers, museums, art dealers, and collectors, to help them recognize the general types of archaeological, ethnographic, and ecclesiastical objects that have been looted from cultural sites, stolen from museums and churches, and illicitly trafficked.

Future of Babylon Project

The U.S. Department of State is assisting with management planning, preservation, and educational development at the ancient site of Babylon, home to the “Tower of Babel” and Nebuchadnezzar’s wondrous “Hanging Gardens.”

The Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage

The Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (IICAH) is a state-of-the-art educational facility in Erbil, where international experts are training Iraq’s museum and heritage professionals in the preservation of their national treasures. Th

Tikal National Park Project, Guatemala

A U.S. Embassy and Guatemalan Ministry of Culture initiative supported the development of a “Master Plan for the Physical Security of Tikal National Park,” which contains one of the largest and most important ancient Maya archaeological sites.

Syria Cultural Heritage Initiative

The United States strongly supports efforts to preserve Syria’s cultural heritage. Six of Syria’s heritage areas are on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and 12 more have been nominated for inclusion.

Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria

U.S. Department of State and The Metropolitan Museum of Art held an event titled “Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria” amid the United Nations General Assembly week.