Poland’s prehistoric flint mine added to UN World Heritage List

A prehistoric flint mine in Poland has been added to the United Nations’ list of World Heritage sites.

The Krzemionki Opatowskie archeological reserve in south-central Poland.

The Krzemionki Opatowskie archeological reserve in south-central Poland.Photo: Jakub Hałun [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) said its World Heritage Committee decided on Saturday to add the flint mine complex in Krzemionki Opatowskie, south-central Poland, to its list of more than 1,000 World Heritage sites.View image on Twitter

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New inscription on @UNESCO #WorldHeritage List: the Krzemionki prehistoric striped flint mining region in #Poland . Congratulations!

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The Polish archeological reserve was inscribed along with six other international sites considered of outstanding value to humanity.

The UNESCO World Heritage List includes sites such as the Great Wall of China and the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes.

Krzemionki Opatowskie is one of the largest known complexes of prehistoric flint mines in Europe, dating from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age.

The mining of flint—which was once used to make implements such as axes—began there around 4000 BC.

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Source: PAP, unesco.org

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