others might be considered not "flowery" enough!
Thanks for this great list. I was thinking indeed about attributes that suggest more substance then the actual site shows, and where the words chosen are especially pretentious. It is difficult to draw a line of course.
Auschwitz has actually been renamed from "Auschwitz Concentration Camp" to "Auschwitz Birkenau. German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)". This not because to make it more glamorous then it was, but (I think) to point out that ít that this wasn't a Polish invention.
A lot of the examples given above are actually explanations about what the site is about, as their main titles (Hiraizumi, Provins, Bursa) are not household names. So it clearly has something to do with pimping a minor or second rate site (Samarkand wouldn´t have needed it..). Another common factor is that these are sites that have been inscribed relatively recently, so it´s a phenomenon that wasn´t necessary in the beginning of the WHL. There´s no `Galapagos Islands - Birthplace of Darwin´s Evolution Theory´.