Polish monuments added to the UNESCO World Heritage list
This past weekend two Polish monuments were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. This is Poland's first such achievement since 2006.
Sixteen "tserkvas" of the Carpathian region of Poland and Ukraine were inscribed on to the list. These wooden churches, four of which are located in Lesser Poland, were built by communities of the Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths between the 16th and 19th centuries.
In addition, the Bochnia Royal Salt Mines, an extension to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, was added to the list proclaiming its cultural significance. The Wieliczka Royal Salt Mine was added to the list in 1978 and the rock salt deposit both there and in Bochnia has been mined since the 13th century. It's not wonder that these monuments were chosen, as they are Lesser Poland's finest and most outstanding.