Secret Locations

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park During the XVIII and XIX Centuries, some peripheral places were used as shelter sites ("palenques") by runaway slaves. (EOEarth)
Amsterdam Canal Ring Secret church, Anne Frank House
Auschwitz Birkenau Held secret from the Allies
Blue and John Crow Mountains Nanny Town Cultural Heritage Route .. secret trails, settlements and natural resources
Brú na Bóinne Numerous underground passages were probably used as shelter during battles.
Cilento and Vallo di Diano Castelcivita Caves were probably used as a hiding place for Spartacus' rebels army.
Great Smoky Mountains Some Cherokees hid in the park area escaping a forced deportation by American authorities.
Greater Blue Mountains Eagle's Reach Cave - "The location of Eagles Reach is being withheld to avoid it being damaged."
Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago The Hospital Cave on Cat Ba was used as a secret hospital during the Vietnam War
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region the remaining Japanese Catholics could only continue their faith by themselves in secret (AB ev)
Le Morne Hiding places for escaped slaves
Machu Picchu Its location was held secret by the Incas
Qadisha Valley Early Christian sects fleeing persecution found refuge in the Kadisha. Among these groups were the Jacobites (Syrian Orthodox), Melchites (Greek Orthodox), Nestorians, Armenians, and even Ethiopians. The Maronites, however, are the dominant Christian group in the valley.
Rapa Nui Several cave dwellings were found on the island. They were hidden by rock walls and were probably used as shelters during war times.


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