Costa Rica Precolumbian settlements are declared World Heritage Site

UNESCO declared the stone spheres of Costa Rica Diquís Valley World Heritage.
The Ministry of Culture and Youth asked Unesco since 2012 and since 2013 this organization sent specialists to analyze.
For Unesco, these spheres found in pre-Columbian settlements in Costa Rica, “represents an exceptional testimony to the artistic traditions and craftsmanship of these pre-Columbian societies.”
Mrs. Elizabeth Fonseca, Minister of Culture, the statement is a privilege and also a challenge for further research and preserve the heritage.
The announcement was made by the government of Costa Rica in a press conference in which he participated President Luis Guillermo Solís who said “The Cultural Heritage and Archaeology of a people is essential, not only because it represents a particular moment in its history, but because it is undeniable foundation of his memory, a mirror through which we can look at the greatness of our past, intelligence and worth of those before us and made possible our place on this earth. I welcome it with great joy and pride, this recognition of our pre-Columbian cultures, who left us the legacy of her greatness, “the president Solis said.
The report of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) found that sites with stone spheres Diquís are globally unique, which was demonstrated from comprehensive comparative analysis.
These spheres have been found so far at four sites: Batambal, El Silencio, Grijalva Finca 6 and 2, all south of the country.
The National Museum has prepared a Management Plan for the archaeological sites Diquís Delta where goals that must be met in areas such as research, cultural management, conservation, community participation and infrastructure were proposed.
Montezuma, Costa Rica.