The Moroccan prehistoric heritage will be honored next Friday at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, on the occasion of an international symposium intended to present the richness and the diversity of the Kingdom’s prehistoric heritage and to highlight recent archaeological discoveries.
A press release from the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication specifies that the Kingdom of Morocco, driven by the desire to ensure representativeness of the different categories of its multi-millennial heritage and to make an effective intellectual contribution to the concept of the heritage of humanity, is organizing an international symposium on June 17, 2022 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris with the participation of researchers and specialists in prehistoric sciences from various Moroccan and international academic institutions.
This symposium will be an opportunity to present “the richness and diversity of Morocco’s prehistoric heritage and to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, such as the ornamental elements of the Bizmoune cave located near Essaouira, continues the same source.
Dated between 142 thousand years to 150 thousand years ago, these artifacts, which can be considered as the first objects of adornment of humanity, represent the oldest human symbolic behavior, the press release adds.
Morocco, we note, was the cradle of civilizations such as history and geography have rarely offered. From this remarkable past, it has inherited a cultural heritage whose originality, scope and richness are recognized worldwide.
If the Kingdom can be proud of its sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, mainly imposing urban sites (cities and medinas), the fact remains that certain categories such as prehistoric heritage have not yet been hoisted listed as world heritage. Certain elements of this precious heritage have nevertheless enabled the scientific re-reading of the ancient history of human groups and fully deserve to be a candidate for the world heritage of humanity.