Built in the 6th century BC

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Archaeological Site of Delphi Earliest monuments on site date from the 6th century: Treasury of the Athenians, Polygonal Wall
Bisotun Bisotun Inscription, made in 521 BC
Carthage Heyday of Phoenico-Punic civilization: in the 6th century Carthage had conquered the territory of the Libyan tribes and the old Phoenician colonies and had control over the North African coast, in 509 BC, a treaty was signed between Carthage and Rome indicating a division of influence and commercial activities.
Cilento and Vallo di Diano 2 key episodes (1): Paestum, Temple of Hera "built around 550 BC by Greek colonists" (wiki)
Ibiza The Phoenician Punic cemetery Puig de Molins ("At the beginning of the 6th century BC, the ashes of the dead were placed in a natural grotto after cremation) and site Sa Caleta (abandoned around 590 BC) (AB ev)
Nessebar Became a Greek colony in the 6th century, a wall from that time can still be seen. Monuments date from several periods though, "multilayered" heritage (unesco website)
Pasargadae 546
Persepolis Founded in 518 BC
Persian Garden Pasargadae complex with its garden (6th century BC) is exemplary in this respect and it was during this period that the main elements of the Persian Garden, namely Chahar Bagh, were laid down. (AB ev)
Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos Samos was the leading maritime and mercantile power in the 6th century, Heraion dates from that period
Rome Antiquity: 508 BC, start of the Roman Republic, centered around the Forum Romanum
Tipasa Criterion (iv): "the contacts between the indigenous civilizations and the Punic and Roman waves of colonization between the 6th century B.C. and the 6th century A.D"


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