Battir

Battir

Battir is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, 6.4 km west of Bethlehem, and southwest of Jerusalem. It was inhabited during the Byzantine and Islamic periods. Battir is a major Palestinian cultural landscape, the adaptation of a deep valley system for agricultural purposes as a result of a good supply of water. The complex irrigation system of this water supply has led to the creation of dry walls terraces which may have been exploited since antiquity. Battir was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014.

Site Information

Country: Palestine

District: West Bank

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 2nd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Byzantine & Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir

Date of Inscription: 2014

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