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       Underwater Cultural Heritage
The Underwater Cultural Heritage comprises all the remains of human existence of cultural, archaeological or historic nature that are or have been underwater, in oceans, rivers or lakes, either completely or partially, in a periodic or continuous manner for at least 100 years. Throughout the centuries, thousands of vessels and entire cities have been swallowed by the waves. Their remains constitute an extremely valuable heritage that calls the attention of researchers and general public as well.

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Related Links
Underwater Heritage Website, Portal of UNESCO 
Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001)  
Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972) 
Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (1970)  
Culture & Development No. 13<BR>Underwater Cultural Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean 
Training Manual for the UNESCO Foundation Course on the Protection and Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Pacific 
Manual for Activities directed at Underwater Cultural Heritage 
The Underwater Cultural Heritage:<BR>Know more... 
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