Unesco sees this heritage site as a mining basin; the writing on this heritage site marks it as a place in ‘des Calais’ means ‘in the country of the Calais’ on the bank of the River Aa, and in the city of Arras’ at the confluence of the river Scarpe and the Crinchon river. Unesco says, ‘The Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin corresponds to the French part of the northwest European coal seam. On a broad open plain, it extends some 120 km, through the two administrative departments of Nord and Pas-de-Calais..’..
Arras was first known as Nemetocenna whose root finds two names : Nemeto and Cenna, referring to Sage Nemi belonging to Chann/Chen or Chin tribe. The Celtic meaning of nemeton as ‘sacred space’ refers to a place where hermitage of Sage Nimi stood; Sage Vaast whose tribal identity finds him as belonging to Vaast region of the Chann people. Artois, and Atrebates identify themselves as Arttas and people of Arithapur(Eratosthenes/Erythraean Sea region)of the ancient world respectively. Avesta also knows this term exactly in the same name Atropetan. The two names, Atrades and Atrdis, are connected with Sage Atri. Its history will reveal the whole story of the evolution of human civilization if looked correctly at the geographical elements involved in the descriptive lines of the names involved in the writings of the heritage sites. Nemeton has various other name-forms like nimitaka, and naimitaka etc,
Calais refers to the name Kalasi or Kalsi of Indian puranic tradition and history; when Unesco finds, ‘The social, technical and cultural events associated with the history of the Mining Basin had international repercussions’, it shows how ancient migrants carried with them the elements of cultural and traditional identity of their ancient homes from where they were detached by natural disaster. The coat of arms of Calais marks the ‘land of the crescent moon’ which symbolically identifies their ancient root. This crescent moon-shaped land was also identified with Pss or Sse. This was the land of the Serpent or the Naga King Sse. Nord means ‘Sage Narada’ and identifies the settlement of his followers or his birthplace or place of his hermitage.
Unesco observes, ‘This succession of landscapes resulting from the virtually mono-industry of coal extraction includes: physical and geographic components (slag heaps, farmland, mining subsidence ponds and woods), a mining industrial heritage (pit heads, residual industrial buildings and headgear), vestiges of transport equipment, the so-called ’cavaliers’, (canals, railways, conveyors), worker housing and characteristic urban planning (mining villages, garden cities, detached housing estates and tenement buildings), monumental and architectural components testifying to community life (churches, schools, managers’ châteaux, company head offices, worker union premises, stations, town halls, hospitals and clinics, community halls and sports facilities), and finally places of remembrance and celebration of the Basin’s history and its miners….’.
Mining heritage site contains rue Achille-Andris , Erables. rue de Draguignan, and Villers-Campeau areas and they are seen in the district of De Sessevalle.
De Sessevalle—Susa/Saus country
rue Achille-Andris—Ukkala country of the Andreas
rue de Draguignan—Durga people;