Krzemionki Opatowskie, a unique prehistoric flint mining region in southern Poland, has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the organisation announced on Saturday.
“The UNESCO committee recognised the unique value of the region. It is a testament to the work of human genius (...) and an outstanding example of a set of technical and landscape features which depict a significant stage in the history of mankind,” the statement issued by Poland’s culture ministry reads.
The banded flint mining complex in Krzemionki was exploited between 3000 and 1600 BC. The area, located in southern Poland in the Świętokrzyskie region, covers over four square kilometres.
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