Dry Stone Construction
Buildings constructed of stone held together without mortar or similar. The stones may be "worked" or "rough". "Walls" not currently or originally part of a building are excluded.
World Heritage Sites connected to Dry Stone Construction
- Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
- Battir Dry-stone terrace walls (AB ev)
- Biblical Tells
- Causses and Cévennes farmhouses
- Chief Roi Mata's Domain
- Great Zimbabwe Ruins
- Khami Ruins
- Konso dry stone walls (AB ev)
- Machu Picchu
- Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley Houses in the valley are made out of dry, local 'gathered' granite stone (AB ev)
- Mycenae and Tiryns
- Old City of Jerusalem Wailing Wall, Herodian Quarter
- Qhapaq Ñan
- Rapa Nui Rear wall of the Ahu at Vinapu
- Sceilg Mhichíl
- Serra de Tramuntana Walls, waterworks etc (AB ev)
- Southern Öland Eketorp Castle
- St. Kilda From the evaluation document "The most common traditional structure on St. Kilda is the cleit, of which about 1260 have been recorded on Hirta, distributed all over the island, and more than 170 others on the outlying islands and stacs. Cleits are small drystone structures of round-ended rectilinear form, with drystone walls and a roof of slabs covered with earth and turf."
- Sukur The villages in the Sukur cultural landscape ...have their own characteristic domestic architecture. Among its features are drystone walls, used as social markers and defensive enclosures, sunken animal (principally bull) pens, granaries, and threshing floors (AB ev)
- The trulli of Alberobello
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