6 December 2012

Angola: Archaeological Diggings in Mbanza Kongo to End in 2013

Mbanza Kongo — The archaeological diggings for the registration of the historic city of Mbanza Kongo, northern Zaire province, as a world heritage by the Unesco, will finish in 2013.

This was said to Angop on Thursday by the Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, during a 24-hour visit that she paid to Zaire province.

According to her, the digging actions under Mbanza Kongo project are in a very advanced phase, aiming for its preservation and classification as world heritage.

In addition, the official said that only with conclusion of archaelogical diggings and laboratory analysis of traces of the old city that will determine the registration in the future of the historic city of Mbanza Kongo as ther world heritage.

During her stay in Mbanza Kongo, Rosa Cruz e Silva and her delegation visited various historic sites.

The delegation is expected to return to Luanda on Thursday afternoon.

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