Saturday, April 3, 2010

Škocjan Caves, Slovenia

Here comes a UNESCO site. And it may sound ironic, but it took this long for me (in my entire postcard collecting career) to get this UNESCO site from Slovenia...and i owe it all to Vesna

Due to their exceptional significance, the Škocjan Caves were entered on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites in 1986. International scientific circles have thus acknowledged the importance of the Caves as one of the natural treasures of planet Earth.

Ranking among the most important caves in the world, the Škocjan Caves represent the most significant underground phenomena in both the Karst region and Slovenia.
Archaeological research has shown that people lived in the caves and the surrounding area in prehistoric times – from the Mesolithic, the Neolithic, the Bronze and Iron Ages through Antiquity and the Middle Ages to the present; altogether for more than 5,000 years. The finds from this area testify that the Škocjan Caves had not only local but regional importance in prehistoric times.

I so much love such neat and clear cancellations! The stamp is from 2009, showing The Lovrenc Lakes on Pohorje.

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