Antequera Dolmens become a World Heritage Site

Málaga's world-famous megalithic tombs were one of nine sites to win recognition

Government officials supporting the Dolmens bid for UNESCO recognition as a World Heritage Site

By Dave Jamieson and James Langton

MÁLAGA’S world-famous megalithic tombs, the Dolmens in Antequera, have been officially named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 40th meeting of the Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization meeting in Istanbul confirmed the accolade last Friday afternoon.

UNESCO describes the site as: “one of the most remarkable architectural works of European prehistory and one of the most important examples of European Megalithism.” It is the fifth megalithic monument group to be included on the UNESCO list and the first in continental Europe.

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