Poverty Point celebrates 5th UNESCO anniversary

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Artists conception of the Poverty Point archaeological site near Epps, Louisiana at it’s hieght. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the spring of 2014, only the 22nd in the United States to be added to the World Heritage List and the first in Louisiana. Oil painting, 24″ x 36″, 2014.

(6/7/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — According to our content partners at the News Star, Poverty Point State Historic Site in Epps was honored 5 years ago with the designation of being listed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List, a list of the world’s most profoundly significant places.

The 3,500-year-old site is considered one of the most culturally-significant Native American sites in the U.S. The Poverty Point World Heritage Site joins other significant places in the world such as Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Great Wall of China.

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