Recorded cultural discoveries
Cultural WHS that were not previously known and then 'discovered', although local populations may have known about them.
- discovered before 1970 (the later ones are in a separate connection, "recently discovered")
- name of discoverer and year must be given
- the discovery must relate to the WHS itself, not to a single property or smaller zone within the area
The connection belongs to History connections.
- Angkor: Henry Mouhot (French) is credited with 'discovering' it in 1860 although many other Westerners had visited the site before him. He certainly popularised it in the West.
- Borobudur: H.C. Cornelius (Dutch) on a mission sponsored by Sir Thomas Raffles in 1814
- Hattusha: 1834 Charles Texier Link
- Machu Picchu: Hiram J Bingham (American) 1911
- Moenjodaro: Rakhaldas Bandyopadhyay (Indian) 1922
- Nemrut Dag: excavated in 1881 by Charles Sester, a German engineer assessing transport routes for the Ottomans (wiki) Link
- Petra: Johann Ludwig Burkhardt (Swiss) 1812
- Pompei: 1738, Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre
- Rapa Nui: Jacob Roggeveen (Dutch) on Easter Sunday 1722
- Thracian tomb of Kazanlak: "Discovered by accident on 19 April 1944 under a mound of soldiers digging trenches" Link
- Troy: Charles Maclaren (Scottish) 1822 established the area, Frank Calvert (English) 1850's-60's did early excavations , Charles Schliemann 1870's provided "proof"
- Tsodilo: "The rock art was first sketched and brought to Western attention in 1907 by Siegfried Passarge, a German geologist." Nom file
- Vézère Valley: Lascaux - Marcel Ravidat ; September 12, 1940
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Recorded cultural discoveries?
A connection should:
- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
- Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
- Be explained, with reference to a source