Ice Age caves home to some of humanity's oldest art declared UNESCO World Heritage site
10 July 2017
Art & instruments dating back 32,000-43,000 years have been found in the caves
Six caves in which the oldest depiction of a human, as well as countless other figurines and musical instruments dating from the Ice Age were discovered have been inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List. This brings the total of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany to 42.
Located in the Swabian Jura, the caves were first discovered in the 1860s. Minature works of art and musical instruments made from ivory and bone dating back 32,000 to 43,000 years have been unearthed in the caves since, including the 'Venus of Hohle Fels', the oldest depiction of a human ever discovered.
'Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau' extended
Originally designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1996, the 'Bauhaus and its sites in Weimar and Dessau' has been extended to include two additional buildings, the Houses with Balcony Access in Dessau and the ADGB Trade Union School in Bernau
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With 42 World Heritage sites, Germany is one of the countries with the most inscriptions in the UNESCO list. Here is some information about how it has come about that Germany has such a vast number of World Heritage sites.
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