Attractions, which are threatened with extinction

The World Monument Protection Fund has named 25 attractions, the existence of which may soon be in doubt, writes The New York Times.

The fund publishes the list every 2 years according to the analysis of various risk factors: military conflicts, natural disasters, human negligence.

Thus, the 2020 list includes Notre Dame Cathedral, which survived the devastating fire, and Machu Picchu, which may receive irreparable damage if a new airport is built nearby.

The fund identified, for example, the Iwamatsu region in Japan, the Anarkali market in Lahore (Pakistan), and the monuments on Easter Island in Chile, as a list of objects that soon run the risk of disappearing from the face of the Earth.