World Archeological Encyclopedia recognizes Kosovo’s cultural heritage

World Archeological Encyclopedia recognizes Kosovo’s cultural heritage

Pristina, February 22, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

All of those who will get hold of the “Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology” will from now on read that Kosovo is a rich archaeological country.

Apart from this, this publication with 8.013 pages and 2.619 illustrations, offers details about the destruction of many objects of cultural heritage in Kosovo during the last war.

The encyclopedia recognizes the heritage of the state of Kosovo and thus, it also displays the Monastery of Decan, one of the 4 objects that since 2003 has been taken under protection of UNESCO as cultural heritage of Serbia.

Besides this, the encyclopedia also talks about the issue of artifacts taken by Serbia 15 years ago. The author of the chapter on Kosovo, Jahja Drancolli says amongst others that this is a positive step for Kosovo’s internationalization.

Kosovo’s the only country in the former Yugoslavia which is presented in this encyclopedia.

The editor in chief of this encyclopedia is the Australian Claire Smith.

This is a luxury publication and its price indicates this. Its 11 volumes cost around 5 thousand USD.

Kosovo occupies 11 pages on this encyclopedia. /ibna/