The World Monuments Fund reports that –

Over the course of World Monuments Fund’s forty-seven-year history, many of our projects have been at UNESCO World Heritage sites. Our engagement has ranged from catalytic support, helping local groups prepare sites for World Heritage inscription, to conservation work at sites already on the list. World Heritage cultural sites reflect the achievements of communities over time and this vast array of special places recognizes that our planet is filled with extraordinary sites that range from the humble and obscure to the grand and famous.

On the fortieth anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage convention, we take a look at eight of the nearly 100 UNESCO World Heritage sites where we have worked over our long history.