Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts of a group or society that are inherited from the past , maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of the future.
Cultural property law is a body of law that protects the disposition of culturally significant objects.
Cultural repatriation is the process of returning objects to their country of origin or to their former owner(s).
The Hague Convention of 1954 is the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict which requires its signatories to protect cultural property in war.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) World Heritage sites are those deemed of having a specific cultural or physical significance by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.