Unesco Remembers The Alamo Among New World Heritage Sites

Mission San Antonio, Alamo
Mission San Antonio, Alamo
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Unesco has designated 27 more places to its list of world heritage sites. Properties from Texas to Turkey will now join over 1,000 cultural, historical, and natural sites around the globe that form the United Nations organization's list.

The Alamo, one of five frontier missions at the San Antonio Missions; Champagne vineyards; and an ancient Turkish settlement are now designated sites. View more sites on Business Insider.

San Antonio Missions were built by Franciscan missionaries in the 18th century, Unesco's website notes that the missions "illustrate the Spanish Crown’s efforts to colonize, evangelize and defend the northern frontier of New Spain." And, remember the Alamo. The 1836 battle famously wiped out Texan settlers said to have fiercely fought a much greater number of Mexican troops.

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