Cave dwellings

Connected Sites

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Bamiyan Valley "The valley was abandoned for a long period, but at the end of the 19th century, the caves were inhabited and used as shelters for domestic animals." (AB evaluation)
Chief Roi Mata's Domain Lelepa Cave was the residence of the chiefs according to local tradition.
Cilento and Vallo di Diano Castelcivita Caves were probably used as a hiding place for Spartacus' rebels army
Cliff of Bandiagara Inhabited by the Tellem and the Dogon, until now
Gobustan Rock Art The site also features the remains of inhabited caves, settlements and burials, all reflecting an intensive human use (AB ev)
Grand Canyon Hopi dwellings
Göreme NP
Incense Route of the Negev Avdat
Le Morne
Masada The Hermit Cave, used by Byzantine monks
Mesa Verde
Qadisha Valley
Rapa Nui
Risco Caido A large number of troglodyte settlements (AB ev)


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