In Greenland: UNESCO Creates New World Heritage Site

July 2, 2018

Greenlandic Broadcasting:

Saturday, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Church announces that the UNESCO World Heritage Site has been successful.

This happens after several years of work from Naalakkersuisut, Qeqqata Municipality and the Danish Slots and Cultural Agency in Denmark.

Thus Aasivissuit – Nipisat comes in the company of Kujataa in South Greenland and Ilulissat Isfjord, already in the prestigious list.


The area Aasivissuit – Nipisat stretches from the coast of Sisimiut to the icecream (hey, that’s what google says – Peter) of Kangerlussuaq and contains some of the best preserved ancient monuments from 2,500 years before the birth of Christ and today.

There are relics from the old prisoners and hunters who traveled from the coast into the country depending on the season. But the area also contains memories of Europeans and their interaction with inuit, you can read on Qeqqata’s website.

Today, the area’s old pitches are still used for hunting and fishing, 4500 years after the first cultural heritage in the area was created.


3 Responses to “In Greenland: UNESCO Creates New World Heritage Site”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Great. Another World Heritage Site that will be taken out by sea level rise.

    Based on its gravitational proximity to the ice cap, though, it won’t flood nearly as soon as the slave-base Island of Goree off Senegal.

  2. Slight typo – auto correct is not your friend
    “There are relics from the old prisoners and hunters …”

    Surely pioneers

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