Moved from location of original construction

Current WHS or parts thereof originally situated elsewhere (at other location within WHS, or at another WHS). Objects intended to be movable are not included.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Arles The Roman obelisk was originally erected in the 4th century in the center of the "spina" of the circus of Arles. After the Roman era, it was abandonned and fell down or was toppled and broke into two parts. Louis XIV had it placed at its present position in front of the town hall.
Armenian Monastic Ensembles "The Chapel of Dzordzor is in fact the remains of a much larger monastic ensemble, which disappeared at the start of the 17th century. Its vestiges were moved and reerected because of the construction of a dam. The dismantling of the ruins of the chapel and its reconstruction were carried out in 1987-1988"
Cordoba Mezquita has columns from Merida
Florence "The Boboli obelisk (...) is an ancient Egyptian granite obelisk, which was moved in the 18th century from Rome to Florence, where it was erected in the Boboli Gardens." Before that, it had been transported to Rome from Egypt, where it probably had been erected in the city of Heliopolis.
Hildesheim Cathedral and Church The monumental bronze-cast Bernward's Column, with 28 scenes taken from Christ's life is moving from the Hildesheim cathedral to St. Michael�s church. Therewith the column returns to its first location bareley after 1000 years.
Istanbul The Serpent Column was removed from Delphi to the Hippodrome at Constantinople on the orders of Constantine in 324. The Obelisk of Theodosius was removed from Karnak initially as far as Alexandria in 357 by Constantius II. In 390 Emperor Theodosius I ordered it to be erected in the Hippodrome at Constantinople
Kairouan Great Mosque of Kairouan has columns from Carthage
Medina of Tunis Al-Zaytuna Mosque of Tunis has columns from Carthage
Meknes The marble columns of Bab Mansour were taken from the Roman ruins of Volubilis
Nubian Monuments The Abu Simbel temples and those at Philae relocated to Agilika Island.
Panamá Iglesia de la Merced
Paris, Banks of the Seine Obelisk in Place de la Concorde came from Luxor where its twin still "resides". The Tombs of the Kings (Jerusalem) previously housed a number of sarcophagus; they were moved to the Louvre by the French government, who inherited the site after the death of the previous French owner, who had herself purchased the land in 1874.
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro Ermita de San Pelayo y San Isidoro in the Retiro Park (originally built outside the walls of Ávila).
Piazza del Duomo (Pisa) The Pisa Griffin is a large bronze sculpture of a griffin, a mythical beast, which has been in Pisa in Italy since the Middle Ages, though it is of Islamic origin. (wiki)
Royal Joseon Tombs It was not uncommon for queen, royal concubine, or crown prince tombs to be moved following the death of a king or in some cases political manuevering. Tombs have also been moved following a re-evaluation of the importance of the royal person. Jeongneung - "After the death of King Taejo, the tomb of Queen Sindeok was moved to Yangju, Saeulhallok, the current place of the Jeongneung." - Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea (CHA)
Seowon, Neo-Confucian Academies "Piram-seowon was relocated to its current site in 1672 CE. Donam-seowon followed a strict principle of maintaining authenticity when it was relocated to its current site in 1881 CE because of flooding. However, it was not until 1971 CE that the Eungdodang lecture hall from the original Donamseowon was moved to the current location." - AB Evaluation
Split 3 sphinxes brought from Egypt, possibly Karnak
Urbino The obelisk in piazza del Rinascimento originally came from Egypt and was brought to Rome in 90 AD. In 1737 it was donated to Urbino according to the wishes of Cardinal Annibale Albani.


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Moved from location of original construction?

Send it to me!

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