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)

The connection belongs to Trivia connections.

Connected Sites

Ancient Thebes: Valley of the Kings
Champagne: underground cellars
Göreme NP: Subterranean city of Kaymakli, Subterranean city of Derinkuyu
The Persian Qanat: A significant aspect of the Qanats OUV is the extent of the underground workings - including the longest Qaant in the world


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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