Latin America Countries Unite in Favor of Submerged Heritage


MEXICO CITY.- For the first time, Latin American countries share their experiences regarding the defense and study of submerged cultural goods in maritime and continental waters; this problematic involves pressure from treasure hunters, lack of experts in submerged archaeology, as well as legislation with gaps in the matter. At Fuerte de San Francisco, in the city of Campeche, nearly 30 young professionals from 14 Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, all of them interested in the theme from the archaeological, legal, historical perspectives as well as from the restoration and architecture ones, will participate during 2 weeks in the course organized by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). The academic activity is supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the aim of integrating a common front to protect this legacy. Work condu