Cultural sites damaged by fire since inscription

A number of cultural world heritage sites have been damaged by fire after they have been inscribed.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aleppo Al-Madina Souq (sept 2012)
Ancient Kyoto Juntei Kannondo hall of Daigoji temple - August 2008
Churches and Convents of Goa Sanctuary of Bom Jesus Oct 21 2004
Classical Weimar Anna Amalia Library - Sept 2004
Derwent Valley Mills June 16 2009
Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Fatih Paşa Mosque, Dec. 7 2015
Edinburgh Old town of Edinbugh had a major fire in Dec 2002.
Gusuku of Ryukyu Shuri Castle, 31 October 2019
Historic Jeddah 6 historic buildings damaged in August 2017
Hwaseong Fortress Hwaseong's Seojangdae Pavilion in May 2006
Macao A-Ma Temple (Feb 2016)
Maritime Greenwich Cutty Sark - May 2007
Melaka and George Town George Town's Lebuh Armenian Street in December 2008
Mount Athos Chilandar monastery - Mar 2004
Mountain Railways of India Kandaghat railway station at Kalka-Shimla railway (May 2011)
National History Park Milot Church (April 13, 2020)
Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin Bruay-La-Buissière art deco hotel-de- ville (8 June 2017)
Novodevichy Convent March 2015
Old Town Lunenburg St John's Anglican church - Nov 2001
Paris, Banks of the Seine Notre Dame Cathedral, 15 April 2019
Potala Palace Jokhang Temple (17-2-2018)
Potsdam Potsdam's Glienicke Jagdschloss in April 2003
Quedlinburg April 2011
Québec Historic drill hall - April 2008
Rapa Nui Oct 2022: “More than 100 hectares (247 acres) were affected in the Rano Raraku sector which includes the wetland and moai sector,”
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Castello di Moncalieri - April 2008
Royal Palaces of Abomey Devastating fire on 21 January 2009 at the Royal Palaces of Abomey. And another one on 14 January 2015
Saltaire Boathouse Inn, 2008
San Cristobal de La Laguna Bishop's Palace - Jan 2006
St. Petersburg Trinity Cathedral, Aug 25 2006
Tombs of Buganda Kings March 2010
Tsodilo September-October 2008
Valparaiso City Centre - Feb 2007
Venice and its Lagoon La Fenice opera house - Jan 1996
Wudang Mountains Yuzhengong Palace - Jan 2003


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