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Former Capitals

Author Solivagant
#1 | Posted: 27 Jul 2008 05:48 
As always the issue will be to decide whether today's site is the same as yesterday's capital. For instance Roskilde was capital of Denmark but ONLY the cathedral is inscribed. Could count this IF the Connection was "~Located in a Former Capital". This phrase mirrors the one we use for current capitals

Herewith a starting list. I haven't (yet) done any Chinese capitals

Luang Prabang - 1707-1975 Kingdom of Luang Prabang and later Laos

Kandy. The last independent Kingdom of Sri Lanka 1592- 1815

Anuradapura. Anuradapura Kingdom 382BC - 1018

Pollonaruwa. 1055 -1284 -

Ayuttaya - 1350-1767 - Ayuttaya Kingdom (Siam)

Sukhothai 1238- 1438 Sukhothai Kingdom (Siam)

Perspolis- Achaemenid Empire - Cyrus

Paassargadae - Achaemenid Empire - Darius

Bukhara - Samanid 850- 999, Khanate of Bukhara c1530- 1922

Samarkand - Timurlane et al 1530 - 1630

Isfahan - Shah Abbas the Great 16th century - 1722

Acre - Kingdom of Jerusalem 1187-1291

Tel Aviv - Israel May-dec 1948

Roskilde - (??? Only Cathedral)

Edinburgh - Scotland 1452 - 1707

Istambul - Byzantine Empire 330-1453, Ottoman Empire 1453-1920

Burgos - (????Only Cathedral) Castile 11th - 15th Century

Grenada - Kingdom 1250-1492

Genoa (??? Palaces only)

Florence - Tuscany 1569-1860, Italy 1865-71

Guimares - Portugal 1095 - 1131

Modena - Duchy 1452-1860

Toledo - Spain 15th century -1561

Venice - Republic 9th century -1797

aachen (??? Cathedral only)

East Berlin (???Museum insel only)

Dresden - Saxony 1485-1870 (or 1918)

Mtskheta - Georgia 3rd Century BC - 5th Century AD

St petersburg - Russian Empire 1712-1918

Kiev - Kievan Rus 882-1169

Ohrid- Bulgarian Empire 990-1015

Budapest - Buda on several occasions

Krakow -Poland on several occasions

Melbourne - Australia 1901-27

St George - Bermuda 1612-1815 (Before Hamilton but not san "Independent country)

Santiago de Cuba (??? Only San Roca) Cuba 1522-1589

Salvador de Bahia - Brazil 1549-1763

Cuzco - Inca Empire 13th Century - 1533

Orkhon Valley - Karakorum 13/14th century Genghis Khan

Author Xeres
#2 | Posted: 27 Jul 2008 07:02 
Merv was briefly the capital of the Abbasids, before it was moved to Bahgdad

Author elsslots
#3 | Posted: 27 Jul 2008 07:26 
Allright, I've implemented this Connection and thrown some extra Asian sites in (Nara, Yin etc)

Author Solivagant
#4 | Posted: 1 Aug 2008 10:33 | Edited by: Solivagant 
Should Kumasi be included? As I understand it all the sites for "Asante Traditional Buildings" are N/NE of the city of Kumasi itself let alone in what could be considered the "Old Centre"? Paul might have been there - Ghana is a West African state I haven't yet visited, only "planned" to do so! The list of sites is given as "Abetifi, Abirim, Akokoanbong, Asawase, Asenmaso, Bogyease, Darkwa Jachie, (A) dwenase, Kentenkrono, Patakro (2), Obomeng, Saaman."

The fact that none appeared to be within Kumasi was a significant "planning factor" requiring transport to get to them from the city.

Author paul
#5 | Posted: 1 Aug 2008 10:51 
I have been to Kumasi - but that was in the days before I caught els' compulsive obsessive disorder and I wasn't really into collecting. I have been to an Ashanti museum/palace which was within (long) walking distance from the centre. I will check this evening, especially since I have not added this to my personal list!

Author paul
#6 | Posted: 4 Aug 2008 03:48 
I think non of the inscribed locations can be considered as being in Kumasi.

By the way Solivagant Ghana is my probably my favourite place in West Africa - especially if you come from the North; out of the sahel and in to the tropics. You can (could) sleep in most of the smaller forts on the coast and these are great places. Particularly Fort Appolonia in Beyin (it visitors' register was a school exercise book which had only been half filled since 1968). The caretaker lets you have the key and you have a private castle! Also Fort Hollandia in Princesstown is another good place. Transport in relatively easy compared with the French parts of west Africa.

Author elsslots
#7 | Posted: 8 Aug 2008 07:45 
Due to the large number of new connections to 'Former Capitals' I receive each day, I was wondering if we should limit the connection a bit. What do you think about only including the WHS that already existed during the period the city was a Capital?

One that I have my doubts about for example: Utrecht (Bisdom/Sticht Utrecht 1024 - 1528) holds the Rietveldhuis (1920s).

Author Solivagant
#8 | Posted: 8 Aug 2008 08:29 
Yes - seems reasonable. If any doubts or unclear mention a feature or 2 in the text!
"With inscribed features which date to the period(s) when it was a Capital"

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