Recorded cultural discoveries
Cultural WHS that were not previously known and then 'discovered', although local populations may have known about them.
- discovered before 1970 (the later ones are in a separate connection, "recently discovered")
- name of discoverer and year must be given
- the discovery must relate to the WHS itself, not to a single property or smaller zone within the area
|Angkor||Henry Mouhot (French) is credited with 'discovering' it in 1860 although many other Westerners had visited the site before him. He certainly popularised it in the West.|
|Borobudur||H.C. Cornelius (Dutch) on a mission sponsored by Sir Thomas Raffles in 1814|
|Göbekli Tepe||The site was first noted in a survey conducted by Istanbul University and the University of Chicago in 1963 (wiki)|
|Hattusha||1834 Charles Texier|
|Machu Picchu||Hiram J Bingham (American) 1911|
|Medina Azahara||"With time the entire city was buried, not to be unearthed until 1911." Wiki|
|Moenjodaro||Rakhaldas Bandyopadhyay (Indian) 1922|
|Nemrut Dag||excavated in 1881 by Charles Sester, a German engineer assessing transport routes for the Ottomans (wiki)|
|Nubian Monuments||Abu Simbel: Belzoni, 1817|
|Petra||Johann Ludwig Burkhardt (Swiss) 1812|
|Pompei||1738, Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre|
|Rapa Nui||Jacob Roggeveen (Dutch) on Easter Sunday 1722|
|Thracian tomb of Kazanlak||"Discovered by accident on 19 April 1944 under a mound of soldiers digging trenches"|
|Troy||Charles Maclaren (Scottish) 1822 established the area, Frank Calvert (English) 1850's-60's did early excavations , Charles Schliemann 1870's provided "proof"|
|Tsodilo||"The rock art was first sketched and brought to Western attention in 1907 by Siegfried Passarge, a German geologist." Nom file|
|Uluru||On 19 July 1873 William Gosse reached Uluru and gave it the name Ayers Rock.|
|Vézère Valley||Lascaux - Marcel Ravidat ; September 12, 1940|
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Recorded cultural discoveries?
A connection should:
- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
- Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
- Be explained, with reference to a source