Oldest cultural WHS

The three oldest cultural sites, excluding fossil hominid remains and individual buildings in cities.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc 30,000 to 32,000 BP (2)
Qal'at al-Bahrain 23000 B.C. (3)
Serra da Capivara Some paintings are 25000 years old, so 23000 B.C. (3)
Tsodilo 68000 B.C. (1)


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