Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Lenggong Valley - Malaysia

It makes me really happy when I finally have cards from all the UNESCO sites from a certain country. Malaysia is finally one of those countries. Thanks to Erica, Malaysia has no missing sites on my UNESCO missing list. The Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley was added to the WHS list in 2012. 

Photos by Dr. Lim Shou Zhi
Situated in the lush Lenggong Valley, the property includes four archaeological sites in two clusters which span close to 2 million years, one of the longest records of early man in a single locality, and the oldest outside the African continent. It features open-air and cave sites with Palaeolithic tool workshops, evidence of early technology. The number of sites found in the relatively contained area suggests the presence of a fairly large, semi-sedentary population with cultural remains from the Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Metal ages. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1396

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