Dolmens must be acknowledged, PM says

SPANISH PM Mariano Rajoy paid Antequera a visit on Thursday (September 17) to offer his support to the area’s applications for the Dolmens to be named as World Heritage by Unesco.

Rajoy, who visited the archaeological site which includes the Menga, Viera and El Romeral dolmens, said the Icomos committee, which examines World Heritage applicants and was due to visit Antequera from September 21-24, should acknowledge the importance of the site.

“It is exceptionally valuable for history and culture, the pride of all Andalucians and Spaniards,” the PM said.

Adding his signature to a book on the site to record support, Rajoy wrote: “My love, my support and my best wishes for this splendid archaeological complex, which should be World Heritage.”

The PM stressed that Spain is the third country in the world for heritage sites with 44, beaten only by Italy and China.

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