Abandoned Palestinian Village in Jerusalem Named One of 25 Endangered World Monuments

The World Monuments Fund, which publishes its list every two years, was among voices blocking the building of a luxury real estate project at the site

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Aerial view of houses on a slope at abandoned Palestinian Village Lifta. Has no parallel anywhere i
Aerial view of houses on a slope at abandoned Palestinian Village Lifta. Has no parallel anywhere iCredit: Olivier Fittusi
Naama Riba
Naama Riba
Lifta. One of the few abandoned Palestinian villages to be frozen in timeCredit: Olivier Fitoussi
Lifta, on a slope at the entrance to Jerusalem.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi
Lifta. In recent years, real estate developers sought to build a luxury neighborhood at the village.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi
The tenth-century Mozarabic church of Santiago de Peñalba, Tebaida Leonesa, Spain.Credit: Escuela del Patrimonio Cultural/World Monuments Fund
Al-Madina Souq, Aleppo, Syria.Credit: The Asahi Shimbun/ Getty Images/ World Monuments Fund
Eliyahu haNavi Synagogue, Nabi Daniel Street, Alexandria, Egypt.Credit: Roland Unger/World Monuments Fund
Government House, Barbuda, Caribbean.Credit: Philip Logan, AIA, AP LEED/World
Sirius Building, Sydney, Australia.Credit: Glenn Harper/World Monuments Fund
Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium, Japan.Credit: Noriyuki Kawanishi/World Monuments Fund

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