Dating sites of 2016
The wealth of Aphrodisias came from the marble quarries and the art produced by its sculptors.The city streets are arranged around several large civic structures, which include temples, a theatre, an agora and two bath complexes.It bears living testimony to the use of limited resources for survival in the desert.Water is supplied to the city through a qanat system developed to draw underground water.The town was sited at the crossroads of trade routes for caravans travelling between southern Palestine, Sinai, Eastern Jordan and the north of the Arabian Peninsula.Although the subsequent Ottoman Period (1517-1917) heralded an extension of the town to the surrounding areas and brought numerous architectural additions, particularly the raising of the roof level of houses to provide more upper stories, the overall Mamluk morphology of the town is seen to have persisted with its hierarchy of areas, quarters based on ethnic, religious or professional groupings, and houses with groups of rooms organized according to a tree-shaped system.Eritrea Criteria: (ii)(iv) Located at over 2,000 m above sea level, the capital of Eritrea developed from the 1890s onwards as a military outpost for the Italian colonial power.
Excavated from the 1860s, six caves have revealed items dating from 43,000 to 33,000 years ago.
It bears witness to the cultural histories of the Norse farmer-hunters who started arriving from Iceland in the 10th century and of the Inuit hunters and Inuit farming communities that developed from the end of the 18th century.
Despite their differences, the two cultures, European Norse and Inuit, created a cultural landscape based on farming, grazing and marine mammal hunting.
Among them are carved figurines of animals (including cave lions, mammoths, horses and bovids), musical instruments and items of personal adornment.
Other figurines depict creatures that are half animal, half human and there is one statuette of a woman.
The property encompasses the area of the city that resulted from various phases of planning between 18, as well as the indigenous unplanned neighbourhoods of Arbate Asmera and Abbashawel.