Eunuchs

Eunuchs were mostly servants or slaves who, because of their function, had been castrated, usually in order to make them reliable servants of a royal court where physical access to the ruler could wield great influence.

This connection includes courts where eunuchs were employed.

World Heritage Sites connected to 'Eunuchs':

  • Agra Fort
  • Ashur ; link
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Granada Alhambra
  • Historic Cairo former center of eunuch trade (source: Eunuchs and Castrati: A Cultural History)
  • Hué Imperial Palace
  • Imperial Palace Beijing
  • Imperial Tombs Ming Imperial Tombs includes a tomb of an eunuch of the last Ming Emperor
  • Istanbul Topkapi Palace
  • Mount Taishan during imperial time eunuchs from the capital came here to perform Taoist services and pray for peace and longevity for the emperor, concubines, princes and princesses
  • Mountain Resort, Chengde
  • Old City of Jerusalem Jerulsalem's Dome of the rock was guarded by black eunuchs (source: Eunuchs and Castrati: A Cultural History)
  • Persepolis
  • Red Fort ; link
  • Summer Palace
  • Thang Long