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Prehistoric Polish flint mines to be added to UNESCO list?

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Roberto Galea 22.06.2016 12:30
Neolithic flint mines in northeastern Poland will likely be added to the World Heritage List.
Photo: K. Pęczalski/krzemionki.plPhoto: K. Pęczalski/krzemionki.pl

Buried in the Holy Cross Mountains, “Krzemionki” is a monument which dates back 6,000 years.

Precious banded flint – a mineral discovered by archaeologists not to be found anywhere else in the world – used to be mined here.

The prehistoric banded flint mines in Krzemionki will most likely be added to the prestigious UNESCO list within a few years.

The facility was recently put on the Polish information list created by the World Heritage Committee in this country.

“Procedures and the preparation of relevant documents should take another two to four years before Krzemionki can be put on the UNESCO list. Of course, it is for the UNESCO Committee to make the final decision. However, we believe that our facility deserves this distinction because it is unique compared to other European flint mines,” Magdalena Głąb from the Promotion Department of the Archaeological Museum in Krzemionki was quoted by Poland.pl as saying.

“In the process of inclusion on the World Heritage List, the good will of the Polish state, which nominated us, is very important,” she added.

The underground tourist route in Krzemionki is the only facility of its kind in the world open to the public. This facility is under archaeological and nature conservation. It was also recognised as a Monument of the History of Poland.

Source: Poland.pl

tags: UNESCO
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