Cemeteries

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Aasivissuit - Nipisat
Abu Mena
Al Zubarah Remains of 3 cemeteries
Armenian Monastic Ensembles Several cemeteries are included, including 2 within the St. Thaddeus ensemble (AB ev)
Arslantepe Mound In the Byzantine/Medieval time, the site was used mainly as a cemetery. (Executive summary, p. 2)
Australian Convict Sites Isle of the Dead (Port Arthur)
Ban Chiang "The 1974 excavation of Ban Chiang revealed Bronze Age graves over a Neolithic cemetery,.."
Bridgetown Military cemetery
Camagüey Santo Cristo del Buen Viaje
Camino Real Cemetery in Encarnación de Díaz - has a central patio surrounded by portals with crypts and mausolea decorated with neo-classical sculpture (AB ev)
Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin Palestinian cemetery
Chinchorro Culture the archaeological remains of ... cemeteries (AB ev)
Christiansfeld Gudsageren
Classical Weimar Historic cemetery
Colonies of Benevolence There is a cemetery in the northern part of the Wortel colony. (AB Ev)
Copán
Cuenca Cimenterio San Isidoro
Curonian Spit Ethnological Cemetery in Nidda
Danube Limes There are cemeteries in several components, e.g. Regensburg, Linz, Enns, Mautern, Zwentendorf, Tulln, Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Carnuntum. These can be burial grounds or grave sites on both sides of the arterial roads, as was generally the case in Roman times. In Carnuntum (ID No 31), there are "cemeteries along the ancient radial roads, whereby elaborate tomb architecture such as funeral altars, pillar monuments or tomb chapels as well as tumulus tombs were found". (Nomination file, p. 79) "One of the more important ones is the one in Regensburg (ID No 5 & 6), which is the largest Roman cemetery in Germany."
Dholavira: A Harappan City The archaeological remains of the city of Dholavira include fortifications, gateways, water reservoirs, ceremonial ground, residential units, workshop areas, and cemetery complex (AB ev)
Florence Part of the San Miniato al Monte complex is "the cemetery, known as the Cimitero delle Porte Sante". "Since ancient times, regardless of its defensive function, various adjacent spaces to the Abbey were used for burials, and starting from the 18th century it was officially used as a city cemetery." (Nomination file 174ter, p. 7-8)
French Austral Lands and Seas Île du Cimetière
Funerary and memory sites of the First World War "Individual graves are generally grouped together in military cemeteries or in dedicated enclosures in civilian cemeteries." (Crit iii)
Grand Pré Old Acadian cemetery
Grand-Bassam Colonial cemetery
Great Spa Towns of Europe Spa cemetery (1841), Baden Baden cemetery (1843), four cemeteries at Karlovy Vary
Hallstatt-Dachstein Hallstatt's Parish Chuch + prehistoric cemetery / grave field next to the mine
Hawraman/Uramanat "Archaeological findings dating back about 40,000 years, caves and rock shelters, ancient paths and ways along the valleys, motifs and inscriptions, cemeteries, mounds, castles, settlements, and other historical evidence attest to the continuity of life in the Hawraman/Uramanat region from the Paleolithic to the present time". (Official desription)
Hedeby and Danevirke Hedeby: large Viking Age cemetery (South Cemetery), also a ship burial and a barrow cemetery with cremation burials (nom file)
Incense Route of the Negev Three cemeteries at Mamshit
Jodensavanne Cassipora Creek Cemetery + "Also included in the Jodensavanne component part is the African-Creole cemetery, Nengre Berpe" (AB ev)
Jomon Prehistoric Sites Ritual centres and cemeteries appear (four sites); and Ritual centres and cemeteries are separated (five sites). (AB ev)
Khinalig "There are numerous cultural monuments along the route, including ancient cemeteries" (AB ev)
Kii Mountain Range Koyasan
Koutammakou
Kraków Jewish Cemetery at Kazimir
Levuka Old Levuka Cemetery is tended to perfection by prison inmates. Tombstones bear the names of many Europeans who settled here in the 19th century (Frommers)
Lima The ossuary in the Convent of San Francisco was Lima's first general cemetery
Lower German Limes Amongst the archaeological remains are .. cemeteries .. (AB ev)
M'Zab Valley Three unchanging elements are found in all 5 villages: the ksar, the cemetery and the palm grove with its summer "citadel". Outside the walls of the cities, the egalitarian idea reigns, as well, in the necropolises, where, among the nondistinctive graves, only the tombs of sages and the small mosques are distinguishable. (AB Ev)
Mammoth Cave "There are over 80 known cemeteries within the boundaries of Mammoth Cave National Park. Some are snugged tightly against historic churches, some are along the roadways, while others are scattered within the forest. No matter their location or current state of upkeep, they all have one unifying trait. Each is the final resting place of those who once lived within the park and their presence still matters to not only family descendants but to researchers as well."
Medina of Essaouira Jewish cemetery
Medina of Marrakesh Jewish Cemetery
Meknes Two Jewish cemeteries
Meroe The cemeteries are characterised by tall pyramids (AB evaluation)
Mining Sites of Wallonia Bois du Cazier cemetery
Mostar Old cemetery
Mycenae and Tiryns from the Helladic period
Nice Cimetière du Château on the Colline du Château: The cemetery, founded in 1783, is located on the northern part of the hill, visible from the city. It has the particularity of bringing together within its enclosure several national, religious and social groups, evoking thus the history of cosmopolitan tourism in Nice which has often translated by the richness and diversity of funerary monuments. (Nomination file, p. 62)
Novodevichy Convent Most famous cemetery in Russia
Old City of Jerusalem Armenian cemetery in the Armenian Quarter
Palmyra
Piazza del Duomo (Pisa) Includes a walled cemetery
Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
Plečnik's Ljubljana Žale Central Cemetery
Potsdam Bornstedt cemetery
Prague Old Jewish cemetery, Slav?n Cemetery
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu Le cimeti?re des pyr?n?istes
Quebrada de Humahuaca Tilcara: Cemetery at Pucara
Rammelsberg and Goslar Jewish cemetery
Ravenna The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe "was built on an earlier (2nd-3rd century) cemetery, where Apollinare, the first bishop, was buried." (AB Ev) "It was certainly located next to a Christian cemetery, and quite possibly on top of a pre-existing pagan one, as some of the ancient tombstones were re-used in its construction."
Red Bay Basque Whaling Station The site of a 16th century Basque cemetery still exists at the tip of Saddle Island, with tombs hollowed out of the rock. (AB ev)
Roman Walls of Lugo Documents attest to the existence of a big cemetery in the vicinity of the wall near the southern part, where it cut the city in two. It is precisely that southern section, between the gates of Saint Peter and Saint James, that has the highest occurence of funerary inscriptions reused in the wall, corresponding to the cemeteries in that sector. (Nomination file, p. 51)
Safi al-Din Ensemble in Ardabil
Salzburg Saint Peter's Cemetery and Saint Sebastian's Cemetery
Sammallahdenmäki Nordic Bronze Age Grave field
Santiago de Compostela The "descent to the bowels of the Cathedral is really a descent to the history of the sacred hill (...). In these narrow spaces, previously accessible only to researchers, visitors will find a Roman cemetery and Swabian necropolis with dozens of tombs, as well as gravestones from 13 to 19 centuries old."
Sceilg Mhichíl "The Monk's Graveyard is partially collapsed and smaller than when it was in active use. It contains stone crosses with mostly plain inscripted decorative patterns on its west side, two of which are highly detailed and believed to be early features of the site .." (wiki)
ShUM Sites Old Jewish cemeteries in Mainz and Worms
Shahr-i Sokhta The graveyard located at the south and south-western part of the site contains 20,000-37,000 graves (AB ev)
Sighisoara on top of City Hill
Silk Roads Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor Suyab
Skogskyrkogarden
Southern Öland Nordic Bronze Age grave field of Gettlinge
St. Petersburg Komarovo Cemetary - burial place for many of the Soviet intelligentsia
Stari Ras and Sopocani The Church of St Peter was built over an Illyrian cemetery.
Stećci
Stone Town of Zanzibar Royal Cemetery
Sucre Cementerio General
Sukhothai at the Mahathat
Taos Pueblo The ruined San Geronimo Church (1619) and surrounding cemetery are located within the walls of Taos Pueblo. The US government destroyed the church in 1857 as retaliation for perceived crimes by native peoples. During the destruction of the church many people died within its walls. Hence the creation of the cemetery surrounding the church. - information from Wiki & Taos Pueblo brochure
Tauric Chersonese military use of part of the site as a quarantine cemetery (unesco)
The Porticoes of Bologna the Certosa cemetery (nom file)
Timbuktu "the nomination enumerates 16 cemeteries and mausoleums" (AB evaluation)
Tiwanaku Laka Kollu
Tokaji Wine Region Jewish cemetery
Tomb of Askia
Tower of Hercules "There is a Muslim cemetery at the extremity of the property, with ties to the Spanish Civil War in the 20th century" (AB)
Trebic Jewish Cemetery
Tr’ondëk-Klondike Ch’ëdähdëk Tth’än K’et (Dënezhu Graveyard)
Vatican City Campo Santo Teutonico
Venice and its Lagoon Cemetery Island of San Michele
Vlkolinec Some of the wooden churches of Slovakia are surrounded by cemeteries
Wachau Cultural Landscape Jewish cemetery in Krems

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