© J. Sharfman-ACHA/CIE
Participants of the UNESCO African Training on Underwater Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage Management undergoing their training practical session. In Mombasa (Kenya), December 2015.

Underwater Cultural Heritage encompasses all traces of human existence that lie or have lain underwater and have a cultural or historical character. Recognizing the urgent need to preserve and protect such heritage, UNESCO drafted the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in 2001.


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