World Heritage Sites questions This is a list of recently added questions about World Heritage Sites. Where was this photo taken?In Africa. The sandstone cliff in Bandigara Escarpment rises about 500 meters high and has a length of approximately 150 kilometers. The area of the escarpment is inhabited today by the Dogon people, but small houses attached to the cliff face were built by the Tellem people, who were pygmies or "small red people". Tellem people dissapeared for unknown reason before the area was discovered by Europeans. Dogons describe the Tellem as possessing the power of flight.Created by: Steve Lambertyhard 54% in Africain Africa3268in South Americain South America781in Mexicoin Mexico1341in Chinain China636West Africa riddles » Whose heads lie on the slopes of Mount Nemrut, a major tourist attraction in Turkey?Various Greek and Iranian gods. Mount Nemrut is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey. Near the summit, a number of large statues of Greek and Iranian gods are erected around the royal tomb, which King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built for himself in 62 BC. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.Created by: life-o-holichard 44% hell guardianshell guardians1355various Greek and Iranian godsvarious Greek and Iranian gods6223servants and animals of Alexander the Greatservants and animals of Alexander the Great2160Assyrian army leadersAssyrian army leaders4328history of Turkey riddles » The Temple of Debod is one of the tourist attractions of Madrid. Who built it?Egyptians. In 1960, due to the construction of the Great Dam of Aswan and the consequent threat posed to several monuments and archeological sites, UNESCO made an international call to save this rich historical legacy. As a sign of gratitude for the help provided by Spain in saving the temples of Abu Simbel, the Egyptian state donated the temple of Debod to Spain in 1968.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 23% MoorsMoors1296IberiansIberians918RomansRomans811EgyptiansEgyptians920history of Spain riddles » Which civilization built these pyramids?Kingdom of Kush. The Kingdom of Kush was an ancient kingdom situated south of Egypt, on the confluences of the Blue Nile and White Nile. Approximately 255 pyramids were constructed at three sites (including Meroe listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site) over a period of a few hundred years to serve as tombs for the Kushite kings and queens. These steep pyramids differ from Egyptian ones and were constructed much later.Created by: Sumit Tamangvery hard 39% ChineseChinese357Great ZimbabweGreat Zimbabwe1486Kingdom of KushKingdom of Kush2006IncasIncas1279UNESCO World Heritage riddles » Shibam, the 16th-century city in Yemen, consisted entirely of over 500 high-rise tower houses. Why were the houses built that way?For defense. The houses of Shibam are all made out of mud brick and rise 5 to 11 stories high, with each floor having one or two rooms. This architectural style was used in order to protect residents from Bedouin attacks. Shibam is listed as UNSECO World Heritage Site.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 61% for religious reasonsfor religious reasons889for prestigefor prestige500for defensefor defense5299to save on the land priceto save on the land price1878skyscrapers riddles » Play Africa quiz and see all the questions.