Built in the 3rd Millennium BC

WHS whose OUV derives entirely or significantly from 3rd millennium BC constructions. Where construction straddles the centuries the date of conception/commencement is used i.e which millennium does the site really "belong" to in spirit.

Connected Sites

  • Al Ain "The Cultural Sites of Al Ain trace the evolution of society in that part of the world from mobile hunter-gatherer groups of the Neolithic period (6th millennium to 4th millennium BC in Al Ain) with remains discovered alongside the eastern ridge of Jebel Hafit, to small- scale farming communities (3rd millennium BC Bronze Age communities)"
  • Antequera Dolmens Site The oldest two dolmens (Menga and Viera) date from the 3rd millennium BCE.
  • Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
  • Byblos Beginnings of the Phoenician civilization - "During the 3rd millennium BC, the first signs of a town can be observed, with the remains of well-built houses of uniform size. This was the period when the Phoenician civilization began to develop." (AB ev)
  • Caral-Supe Radiocarbon analysis carried out ... at the Caral site confirms that the development of the site can be located in time between the years 3000 to 1800 B.C. (AB ev)
  • Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  • Megalithic Temples of Malta
  • Moenjodaro Built around 2600 BC and abandoned around 1800
  • Neolithic Orkney
  • Pyramids (Memphis) Great Pyramids of Giza: ca. 2560 BC (wiki); the Sphinx is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the pharaoh Khafra (c. 2558-2532 BC) (wiki)
  • Sarazm
  • Stonehenge
  • Uluru beginning of the Anangu culture


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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source