Built in the 6th century
WHS whose OUV derives entirely or significantly from 6th century constructions. Where construction straddles the centuries the date of conception/commencement is used i.e which century does the site really "belong" to in spirit.
World Heritage Sites connected to 'Built in the 6th century':
Aflaj irrigation system The age of the 5 designated falaj is unknown, though "The present network appears to result from several building campaigns, the earliest of which could be around 500 AD" (AB ev)Bamiyan Valley The smaller of the statues was built in 507, the larger in 554 (wiki)Bosra Cathedral of Bosra was finished in 513; visit by the (later) prophet Muhammad (582)Butrint In the early 6th century AD, Buthrotum became the seat of a bishop and new construction included a large baptistry, one of the largest such Paleochristian buildings of its type, and a basilica. (wiki)Calakmul The apogee of Calakmul is considered to have been in the Late Classic Period (542-695 CE). There are a few remaining earlier structures.Canterbury St. Martin's Church + Kingdom of Kent's conversion to Christianity in 597. The Cathedral was founded in 602Elephanta Caves The age of the caves is debated. The Archaeological Survey of India states "There are seven cave excavations in the Elephanta group and these are datable from circa 6th 7th centuries A.D." . Wiki places them at "between the 5th and 8th centuries".Euphrasian Basilica in Porec present church was built in the mid-6th century Istanbul Byzantine Empire: Hagia Sophia (532-537)Joya de Ceren Frozen around 590Longobards in Italy ruled from the end of 6th century, the remaining monuments originate mostly from the 7th and 8th centuriesPalenque Principal buildings were built between 500 and 700, when the city was at its peak (AB ev)Saint Catherine Area having been used for its initial function without interruption since the 6th centuryTakht-e Soleyman The site became a royal Zoroastrian sanctuary under Khosrow I (531-579) and Khosrow II (591-628), and it was the most important of the three main Zoroastrians sanctuaries. (AB ev)Tierradentro Hypogea were built between 500 and 900Tiwanaku AB: around 550 became capital of a vast empireVegaĝyan earliest settlementYuso and Suso Monasteries "In the mid 6th century the holy man Millan settled at a site, now known as the Suso ("Upper" or "Above") Monastery,....... During the lifetime of the saint a small mnonastery was built on the hillside in Visigothic style. This was enlarged in the 7th century...The church was rebuilt in 929.....". Yuso was built in the 16th century" Well which would you choose? Could have a separate one for Yuso as well. Seems to me that the "heart" of the site is the original Suso cave etc of 6th C
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