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The other 15 sites include 17 royal mounds, constructed as two-storey sepulchral towers.
The burial mounds are evidence of the Early Dilmun civilization, around the 2nd millennium BCE, during which Bahrain became a trade hub whose prosperity enabled the inhabitants to develop an elaborate burial tradition applicable to the entire population.
It includes about fifteen standing, natural-draught furnaces, several other furnace structures, mines and traces of dwellings.
Douroula, which dates back to the 8th century BCE, is the oldest evidence of the development of iron production found in Burkina Faso.
The highly productive aquaculture system provided an economic and social base for Gunditjmara society for six millennia.
This ensemble of monumental architecture reflects the strength of religious devotion of an early Buddhist empire.Churches and cathedrals are integrated into the natural environment through gardens, perimeter walls and fences.Inspired by the Byzantine and Novgorod traditions, the Pskov School of Architecture reached its peak in the 15th and 16th centuries, and was one of the foremost schools in the country.Six of these sites are burial mound fields consisting of a few dozen to several thousand tumuli.
In all there are about 11,774 burial mounds, originally in the form of cylindrical low towers.
These tombs illustrate globally unique characteristics, not only in terms of their number, density and scale, but also in terms of details such as burial chambers equipped with alcoves.