Archaeological potential

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad The gardens have not yet been explored by archeologists, although ornamental fountains have been discovered (wiki)
Al Zubarah "Excavation has only taken place over a small part of the site"
Aquileia "Most of it still lies unexcavated beneath the fields, and as such it constitutes the greatest archaeological reserve of its kind."
Arslantepe Mound The progressively expanding researches on the Hittite and Neo-Hittite period levels are in progress and can potentially bring to light new monuments of great historical and cultural value in the near future. (Executive summary, p. 4)
Babylon the large majority of the property remains unexcavated and retains a significant potential to provide knowledge based on the yet unaltered and unexcavated remains (AB ev)
Berat and Gjirokastra The subsoil still bears previous traces of the various Balkan civilisations yet to be uncovered by archaeologists. (AB Ev)
Bolgar The historical and archaeological complex of Bolgar retains considerable and multi-layered archaeological potential reaching back to earlier periods than the preserved architectural evidence (AB ev)
Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex The Fortified Temple was abandoned for over a millennium before it was reoccupied. Late Intermediate Period occupants (1100-1470 AD) left human burials, graffiti on the surviving walls, offerings, and some possible constructions of ephemeral use. This occupation is dated between 1051 and 1286 AD. It is likely that there is much more evidence of the occupation of the area at this time in sectors not investigated within the Chankillo Monumental Archaeological Zone. (Nomination Text, p. 77)
Chinchorro Culture At present, both the settlement and the artifactual evidence in situ below the surface in the Desembocadura de Camarones area are intact and a potential source of scientific information for both the present and the future. At domestic sites such as Conchal Sur, Camarones 14, Camarones 17, Camarones 1, Camarones 2 and Camarones 8, the possibility of future studies into the relationship between different populations and between them and their surroundings is assured. (Chinchorro Culture Nomination Text, p. 184)
Choirokoitia "Since only part of the site has been excavated, it forms an exceptional archaeological reserve for future study"
Dilmun Burial Mounds Most of the tumuli have not been excavated
Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain Tomb of Genghis Khan
Hedeby and Danevirke Some 95% of the town remains unexcavated (AB ev)
Himā Cultural area The property and its buffer zone are also rich in unexcavated archaeological resources in the form of cairns, stone structures, interments, stone tool scatters and ancient wells. (AB ev)
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor "No doubt thousands of statues still remain to be unearthed at this archaeological site"
Neolithic Orkney "together with a number of unexcavated burial, ceremonial and settlement sites"
Pyu Ancient Cities "The three cities are partly excavated archaeological sites"
Ruins of León Viejo "Moreover, the site has immense archaeological potential"
Ruins of Loropéni "The property which was finally deserted in the early 19th century is expected to yield much more information"
Um er-Rasas "This Unesco World Heritage Site continues to be excavated, meaning further marvellous discoveries may yet be made."


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