Circum-Alpine Lake-Dwellings added to UNESCO World Heritage List!
On June 27th 2011, the prehistoric lake-dwellings of the Circum-Alpine region were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List!
Switzerland (as the leading country) Germany, France, Austria, Italy and Slovenia have managed to have 111 of the most important prehistoric lacustrine settlements of the Circum-Alpine foreland designated as World Heritage sites.
The promoters hope that the UNESCO label will not only trigger new incentive for more archaeological research and make the protected sites (and indeed the entire lake-dwelling tradition) known to a wider public, but it will also result in more effective preservation initiatives to protect that precious cultural heritage!
Submitted by NewsWARP European Coordinator, Dr. Francesco Menotti