This "click bait" web article from UK's Daily Telegraph is a bit more interesting than the majority of their ilk with their never ending "10 best xxxx destinations" format.
It utilises the UK Foreign Office (FO) recommendations on where travellers should/should not go, and presents this in terms of World Heritage Sites. So, currently, there are 67 WHS which, if one followed the FO's advice, are "out of bounds".http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/world-heritage-sites-too-dangerous-to-visit/
There may be slight differences between FO advice and those of other countries. The FO has a bit of a reputation for being over cautious and also a bit "political" in its recommendations. Interestingly the "out of bounds" advice includes
a. Virunga in DRC - recently visited by Els
b. Bam in Iran - hopefully to be visited by myself in around 3 weeks time. The FO "map" has a red line which diverts significantly to encompass just the town centre of Bam but not the countryside to its West. Well - we will see!!
c. Moenjodaro and Takht-i Bahi in Pakistan which we visited a couple of years ago and which, in my understanding, are no more dangerous now than then (though I am perhaps more surprised about inclusion of the former than the latter)
d. There is also a mistake - Geghard is in Armenia not Georgia - and am surprised about it too! It isn't particularly close to the Azeri border and conflict zones and I think the compiler might have got it wrong.
Nevertheless the trend is disappointingly towards an increase in the "unsafe" areas. I note that Diyarbarkir in Turkey is on the list - how much longer before other Turkish WHS are added? And Egypt just has 2 sites listed - but that country's trajectory doesn't seem hopeful.