Morocco’s prehistoric heritage honored by Unesco
Morocco’s prehistoric heritage honored by Unesco

Morocco’s prehistoric heritage honored by Unesco

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The headquarters of Unesco in Paris opened a day of colloquium to discuss the richness of Morocco’s prehistoric heritage. Indeed, in recent years, discoveries on the soil of the kingdom have greatly contributed to the scientific rereading of the history of humanity.

The oldest jewel in the world

The year 2021 was rich in archaeological discoveries on Moroccan lands, particularly in the Bizmoune cave in Essaouira, in the west of the country. The researchers mainly unearthed the oldest adornment in the world, dated more than 140 000 ans. This period corresponds to the time when Homo sapiens gathered in society and occupied the caves. The discovery in Essaouira has enlightened experts on the importance of Morocco and the excavations taking place there in enriching knowledge about ancient life.

Heritage, an economic asset for Morocco

The highlighting of Moroccan heritage at Unesco is the opportunity for the Cherifian kingdom to expose its historical and cultural assets to the eyes of the world. These archaeological advances could have a real impact on the country’s economy. In addition, Morocco plans to place greater emphasis on the development of cultural tourismwhich could in turn ensure interesting incomes for the real economy of the country.

Morocco thus donated to Unesco replicas of the skull of the oldest Homo Sapiens of the world, dated ago 350 thousand years, discovered at Jebel Ochoud in Youssoufia, and the oldest elements of the adornment. The Moroccan kingdom thus hopes to see its discoveries enter the list of world heritage of humanity.

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