Thursday, October 23, 2014

Poverty Point Officially Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

October 11, 2014.
Nancy Cook, of ArkLaTex.com, has written a brief article on the efforts to inscribe Poverty Point, 3,400 year-old site considered one one of the most culturally significant American Indian sites in the U.S., with UNESCO World Heritage status.

“More than 3,000 years ago, Poverty Point was an economic engine for this region, and it will be again as a World Heritage Site. In the past, it brought goods and materials to be traded, today it will bring tourists and jobs to grow and expand the middle class,” Landrieu said.

“The process to secure this status for Poverty Point has truly been a team effort. Without the work of Lt. Gov. Dardenne and his staff, State Senator Francis Thompson, and the staff and high-ranking officials of the Departments of State and Interior who have spent countless hours on this nomination, we would not be here today.

 I appreciate that the World Heritage Committee gave Poverty Point this recognition and confirmed what we in Louisiana have known for many years: Poverty Point is a true `;cultural landmark and it deserves this recognition” "

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