WHS connected to Megalithism, the culture surrounding the building of megaliths. The word megalithic describes structures made of such large stones without the use of mortar or concrete, representing periods of prehistory characterised by such constructions.

Connected Sites

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Antequera Dolmens Site one of the most important and best known examples of European Megalithism (OUV)
Brú na Bóinne The Brú na Bóinne monuments represent the largest and most important expression of prehistoric megalithic plastic art in Europe. (OUV)
Deer Stone Monuments "Deer stones (also known as reindeer stones) are ancient megaliths carved with symbols found largely in Siberia and Mongolia." (wiki)
Gedeo Cultural landscape "Within the property are many clusters of megalithic steles mainly on high ridges, which, until the mid-1930s, were associated with rituals and annual sacrificial ceremonies." (AB ev)
Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa Dolmen The global prehistoric technological and social phenomenon that resulted in the appearance in the 2nd and 3rd millennia BCE of funerary and ritual monuments constructed of large stones (the "Megalithic Culture") is nowhere more vividly illustrated than in the dolmen cemeteries of Gochang, Hwasun, and Ganghwa. (OUV)
Göbekli Tepe an outstanding example of a monumental ensemble of monumental megalithic structures illustrating a significant period of human history (OUV)
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Konso The tradition of erecting generation marking stones called daga-hela, quarried, transported and erected through a ritual process, makes the Konso one of the last megalithic people. (Description)
Megalithic Temples of Malta
Nan Madol outstanding monumental megalithic architecture (OUV)
Neolithic Orkney
Plain of Jars "More than 2100 tubular-shaped megalithic stone jars used for funerary practices in the Iron Age"
Rapa Nui home to an extinct megalithic culture which is seen in the form of edifices of huge statues called "moai" made out of volcanic rocks
San Agustín The wealth and concentration of elaborate monumental burials and associated megalithic statuary .. (OUV)
Stone Circles of Senegambia The circles of stones proposed for inscription represent the totality of the megalithic area in which the presence of such a large number of circles is a unique manifestation of construction and funerary practices which persisted for over a millennium (OUV)
Stone Spheres of the Diquís Official french name: sphères mégalithiques du Diquís
Su Nuraxi di Barumini "unique megalithic defensive structures" (OUV)


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