Subterranean Cultural Sites

Cultural WHS whose OUV lies entirely/significantly in items which are subterranean and which therefore require a journey underground to visit them (excluding Cave paintings etc which have their own Connection and sites for instance in which an underground mine is just part of the inscribed site)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Ancient Thebes Valley of the Kings
Archaeological Site of Aigai
Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin
Champagne underground cellars
Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
Göreme NP Subterranean city of Kaymakli, Subterranean city of Derinkuyu
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
Roșia Montană
Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine "The largest part of the property is located underground, while above ground only a few surviving structures and features have been included in the nomination." (AB ev)
The Persian Qanat A significant aspect of the Qanats OUV is the extent of the underground workings - including the longest Qaant in the world
Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines


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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