World Heritage Tentative List

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A visit to Melka Kunture was organized in February 2011 for a delegation of the World Heritage Centre of Unesco, in collaboration with the Authority for Research and Conservation of the Cultural Heritage. The site was visited within the framework of a meeting in Addis Ababa entitled "Preparation of a Road Map to promote the inscription of African human origin sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List", which assembled scientists involved in prehistoric research in Africa, and site managers from all over the continent. At Melka Kunture, a warm welcome was provided by the authorities of the Oromia National Regional State.

The horsemen of Oromia welcome the Unesco delegation
 at Melka Kunture - 2011 (picture by M. Mussi).
The delegation visiting Melka Kunture in February 2011,
during the UNESCO meeting (Copyright UNESCO-WHC).