This site is located a few kilometres south-west of Jerusalem, in the Central Highlands between Nablus and Hebron. The Battir hill landscape comprises a series of farmed valleys, known as widian, with characteristic stone terraces, some of which are irrigated for market garden production, while others are dry and planted with grapevines and olive trees. The development of terrace farming in such a mountainous region is supported by a network of irrigation channels fed by underground sources. A traditional system of distribution is then used to share the water collected through this network between families from the nearby village of Battir.

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2 sites in this World Heritage

  • Area 1
  • Area 2
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DATA

Region
Arab States
Country
Palestine 
Category
Cultural
Name
Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
Selection Criteria (?)
(iv)(v)
Year of Registered
2014
Keyword
Cultural Landscape, Registered in 2014, World Heritage in Danger