This place became a site of pilgrimage for the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
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.
Water is supplied to the city through a qanat system developed to draw underground water.
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.
India Criteria: (ii)(v) The walled city of Ahmadabad, founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in the 15th century, on the eastern bank of the Sabarmati river, presents a rich architectural heritage from the sultanate period, notably the Bhadra citadel, the walls and gates of the Fort city and numerous mosques and tombs as well as important Hindu and Jain temples of later periods.
Kulangsu is an exceptional example of the cultural fusion that emerged from these exchanges, which remain legible in its urban fabric.
There is a mixture of different architectural styles including Traditional Southern Fujian Style, Western Classical Revival Style and Veranda Colonial Style.
The temple of Aphrodite dates from the 3rd century BC and the city was built one century later.
The wealth of Aphrodisias came from the marble quarries and the art produced by its sculptors.It is an exceptional example of early modernist urbanism at the beginning of the 20th century and its application in an African context.Russian Federation Criteria: (ii)(iv) The Assumption Cathedral is located in the town-island of Sviyazhsk and is part of the monastery of the same name.Excavated from the 1860s, six caves have revealed items dating from 43,000 to 33,000 years ago.Among them are carved figurines of animals (including cave lions, mammoths, horses and bovids), musical instruments and items of personal adornment.You can check out their profile at any time and see the time and place of your last encounter. Like them secretly with the Heart button: they won't find out... And if you wish to be noticed, charm them to send them a notification.