Built in the 5th century BC

WHS whose OUV derives entirely or significantly from 5th century BC constructions. Where construction straddles the centuries the date of conception/commencement is used i.e which century does the site really "belong" to in spirit.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Acropolis Its masterpieces (Parthenon, Propylaea) date from the 5th century
Agrigento great temples were built during the rule of the tyrant Thero (488-473 BC)
Ancient Merv The succession of cities, which together once encompassed over 1000 ha, date from the 5th century BCE to the present day. The first city was Erk Kala.
Chongoni Rock Art earliest archaeological remains
Plain of Jars The funerary sites are believed to date from before the Iron Age (between about 500 BCE and 500 CE) into historic times (AB ev)
Tauric Chersonese Chersonese city was founded in the 5th century BCE as a colonial settlement of the Dorian Greeks (Unesco), see also full site name
Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae built from 420 to 400 BC
Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont Vine pollen has been found in the area dating from the 5th century BC (Nom File).
Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Dating from around the 5th century BCE to the 2nd century CE (Rock art, AB ev)


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