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

Site Rationale Link
Aasivissuit - Nipisat from 2150 BC to present day
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.
Ban Chiang "Reanalysis by radiocarbon dating suggested that a more likely date for the earliest metallurgy at Ban Chiang was c. 2000–1700 BCE. A date of 2100 BCE was obtained from rice phytoliths taken from inside a grave vessel of the lowest grave, which had no metal remains. The youngest grave was about 200 CE. Bronze making began circa 2000 BCE, as evidenced by crucibles and bronze fragments" (wiki)
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)
Dholavira: A Harappan City dating from the 3rd to mid-2nd millennium BCE (AB ev)
Dilmun Burial Mounds Built between 2050 and 1750 BCE
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)
Uluru beginning of the Anangu culture


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