The Malaysian state of Perak has announced its intent to get the Lenggong Valley on the map as a World Heritage Site. Many archaeological discoveries have been discovered in this region, from prehistoric tools, skeletal burials and rock art, which hint that the valley may have been inhabited as far back as 1.8 million years.
Bernama, 09 June 2010
The Perak state government is seeking recognition for the Lenggong Valley as another world heritage site from the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.
He said the state government planned to make the Lenggong Valley into a world heritage site after George Town, Penang and Melaka.
He said several experts from Unesco had prepared a report on the proposal because the Lenggong Valley was considered to have potentials in terms of world history.