Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ohio Senate Endorses the Hopewell World Heritage Nomination

A Resolution to urge the National Park Service in the U.S. Department of the Interior to submit, at the earliest possible time, the nomination of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, including the Fort Ancient Earthworks, the Newark Earthworks, and the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, to the World Heritage Committee for inscription on the World Heritage List.

"BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
       WHEREAS, The Fort Ancient Earthworks in Warren County, the Newark Earthworks in Licking County, and the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Ross County are all outstanding examples of the ceremonial earthworks that were built 2,000 years ago by the indigenous Eastern Woodland people now known as the Hopewell culture. The earthworks are internationally significant and nationally recognized archaeological sites in Ohio and represent the greatest achievements of this extraordinary civilization whose cultural center was located in the area that is today known as Ohio; and...

RESOLVED, That we, the members of the Senate of the 130th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, urge the National Park Service in the U.S. Department of the Interior to submit, at the earliest possible time, the nomination of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, including the Fort Ancient Earthworks, the Newark Earthworks, and the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, to the World Heritage Committee for inscription on the World Heritage List;"

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