Tuesday, 21 June 2011

930 ES - Palmeral of Elche (2000)

Brief Description

"The Palmeral of Elche, a landscape of groves of date palms, was formally laid out, with elaborate irrigation systems, at the time the Muslim city of Elche was erected, towards the end of the tenth century A.C., when much of the Iberian peninsula was Arab. The Palmeral is an oasis, a system for agrarian production in arid areas. It is also a unique example of Arab agricultural practices on the European continent. Cultivation of date palms in Elche is known at least since the Iberian times, dating around the fifth century B.C."


"埃尔切的帕梅拉尔和穆斯林城市埃尔切于公元10世纪末期同时开始修建,当时伊比利亚半岛主要由阿拉伯人统治着。帕梅拉尔就 如同沙漠中的一个绿洲,在当地贫瘠的土地上创造了进行农业生产的奇迹。这里同时也是欧洲大陆上阿拉伯人农业生产独一无二的范例。埃尔切种植枣椰树的历史已 经相当久远,至少在公元前5世纪的伊比利亚时代就开始了。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/930

Courtesy of Bessie from postcrossing forum

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