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Italy, The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera

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Location City and Province of Matera, Region of Basilicata, Italy
Coordinates N40 39 59 E16 36 37
Property 1,016 ha
Date of Inscription 1993

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/670 )

This is the most outstanding, intact example of a troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean region, perfectly adapted to its terrain and ecosystem. The first inhabited zone dates from the Palaeolithic, while later settlements illustrate a number of significant stages in human history. Matera is in the southern region of Basilicata.

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