The Neolithic flint mines at Spiennes, covering more than 100 ha, are the largest and earliest concentration of ancient mines in Europe. They are also remarkable for the diversity of technological solutions used for extraction and for the fact that they are directly linked to a settlement of the same period.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|i||To represent a masterpiece of human creative genius.||All|
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Dragons in the city en fr nl zh||3.2km||site_izi|
|In the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh in the Borinage en fr nl zh||3.9km||site_izi|
|Classical Mons en fr nl zh||3.2km||site_izi|
|A 141-Foot Wave of Crashing Lumber Guards the Grand Place in Mons||2017||3.3km||site_ao|
|Bavay Ancient Forum||2018||19.8km||site_ao|
|Musée Royal de Mariemont||18.4km||site_brutalism|
|Major Mining Sites of Wallonia||2012||10km||site_whs|
|The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainaut)||1998||12.5km||site_whs|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.