30 JUNE 2012

The Peak (Malaysia) - - Commonwealth -

LENGGONG LISTED ON UNESCO

The Lenggong val­ley in Hulu Perak is one of Penin­su­lar Malaysia’s most cru­cial ar­eas for ar­chae­ol­ogy. While it stands as a ru­ral area to­day, it’s also the site of the old­est known place of hu­man ac­tiv­ity in the penin­sula – with ex­ca­va­tions hav­ing re­vealed nu­mer­ous traces of Malaysia’s pre­his­tory. Al­most like an open-air nat­u­ral mu­seum, one can find that it houses var­i­ous leg­ends, cave draw­ings, skele­tons and pre­cious items, in­clud­ing jew­ellery, pot­tery, stone tools, and weapons. Thanks to its rich ar­chae­o­log­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics, Lenggong Val­ley was listed by UNESCO as a World Her­itage Site in 2012.

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