Penang to seek Unesco heritage status for Guar Kepah neolithic site


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  • Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017

KEPALA BATAS: The Penang government will apply to make the Guar Kepah Archaeological Site a Unesco world heritage area. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said this was an effort to preserve and conserve the excavation site of what is believed to be the 5,000 to 6,000-year-old remains of a woman now known as the ‘Penang Woman’.

“The state government together with the Global Archaeological Research Centre of Universiti Sains Malaysia, the Seberang Prai Municipal Council, the Penang Chief Minister Incorporated and the National Heritage Department will ensure all documentation are recorded according to Unesco requirements.

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