Choirokoitia



CountryCyprus
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationDistrict of Larnaca
CoordinatesN34 47 53.988 E33 20 35.988
Inscription Date1998
Minor Modifications2012
Property (ha)6.2
Buffer Zone (ha)68
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number848
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/848
DescriptionThe Neolithic settlement of Choirokoitia, occupied from the 7th to the 4th millennium B.C., is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the eastern Mediterranean. Its remains and the finds from the excavations there have thrown much light on the evolution of human society in this key region. Since only part of the site has been excavated, it forms an exceptional archaeological reserve for future study.
StatusWorld Heritage Site