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Costa Rica's Pre-Columbian Stone Spheres Declared World Heritage

Categories: Latin America, Costa Rica, Citizen Media, History

Pre Columbian spheres, image on Flickr by user Anita363 [1]. CC BY-NC 2.0.

Four archaeological sites with pre-Columbian stone spheres located in the canton of Osa, Puntarenas, in Costa Rica were included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.

The decision was announced on Monday, June 23, 2014, during the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha, Qatar.

Costa Rican former president Laura Chinchilla expressed her gratitude for the news on her Twitter account:

Thanks UNESCO for having faith in our application and including the pre-Columbian spheres archaeological park in the list.