Cultural sites closely connected to volcanoes

These cultural sites are characterized by the significant presence of a volcano in the central area or on the horizon. This volcanic presence contributes to the universal value of the property. Mixed sites are excluded.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Bali Subak system Batur
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape The property also includes Budj Bim, a Gunditjmara Ancestral Being and volcano that is the source of the lava flow on which the aquaculture system is constructed. (AB ev)
Naples "the outline of Mount Vesuvius in the background" (AB ev)
Pico Island
Pompei Eruption of Vesuvius on 24 August AD 79
Popocatepetl monasteries
Rapa Nui Poike, Rano Kau and Terevaka volcanoes
Ruins of León Viejo Overlooked and partially destroyed by Momotombo (1578)
Takht-e Soleyman it contains a volcano and an artesian lake as essential elements of the site (Unesco website)
Tequila foothills of the Tequila Volcano


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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source