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.
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.
From an archaeological perspective, deep time represents a period of at least 32,000 years.
The ongoing dynamic relationship of Gunditjmara and their land is nowadays carried by knowledge systems retained through oral transmission and continuity of cultural practice.
The other components of the property – Tiwêga, Yamané, Kindibo and Békuy – illustrate the intensification of iron production during the second millennium CE.
Even though iron ore reduction –obtaining iron from ore – is no longer practiced today, village blacksmiths still play a major role in supplying tools, while taking part in various rituals.At the end of the 19th century, the region became a major global producer of uranium.The cultural landscape of the Ore Mountains has been deeply shaped by 800 years of almost continuous mining, from the 12th to the 20th century, with mining, pioneering water management systems, innovative mineral processing and smelting sites, and mining cities.It includes villages and agricultural areas surrounding the ancient city.Its remains, outer and inner city walls, gates, palaces and temples, are a unique testimony to one of the most influential empires of the ancient world.The highly productive aquaculture system provided an economic and social base for Gunditjmara society for six millennia.