British and Irish sites join global danger list

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Six sites in Britain and Ireland were added to a list of the world's 100 most endangered monuments yesterday.

One of them, Tara Hill, which is considered the ceremonial and mythical capital of Ireland and is threatened by a motorway for Dublin commuters, was described as "the biggest advocacy challenge" on the World Monuments Fund's watch list for 2008.

It is alongside buildings ruined by the conflict in Iraq, the Peruvian Inca city of Machu Picchu, which is threatened by tourism, and New Orleans, Louisiana, which was hit by Hurricane Katrina and faces even stronger storms.

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