First regional congress on preservation of underwater cultural heritage of Caspian Sea to be held in Kazakhstan
Almaty. May 3. KazTAG - The first regional session on preservation of the underwater cultural heritage of the Caspian Sea will be held in Kazakhstan, reports the UN news center.
"Kazakhstan will host the first regional session on preservation of the underwater cultural heritage of the Caspian Sea under UNESCO aegis on May 21-23. The representatives of Caspian states will estimate the objects lying on the bottom of the sea and discuss preservation of the underwater world," reads the message.
According to UNESCO, there are about 3 mln of wrecks of the sunken ships on the bottoms of seas and oceans.
"Only on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, traces of more than 150 cities that have gone under water have been found. These objects, as well as the most valuable historical information, are in danger. The search for oil fields and drilling of wells, development of the coastal zone and construction, plundering of the underwater cultural heritage are just some of the threats hanging over them, ” the UN added.
The meeting will be attended by national experts in the field of underwater archeology, specialists in the field of cultural heritage from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as international experts, representatives of ministries of culture and representatives of UNESCO.
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