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“Lost World: Secrets of a World Heritage Site”

Price: Standard £12, Senior Citizens £8, Children £8

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“Lost World: Secrets of a World Heritage Site”

Stewart Finlayson, Dr Geraldine Finlayson, Clive Finlayson



10:00am 1h
The Convent

This will be a lavishly illustrated coffee table book that will highlight the values of the Gorham’s Cave Complex UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was inscribed in July 2016. The book will describe, through spectacular photographs, why the site is so important. From excavations, artefacts and fossils, to stunning landscapes and photographs of the animals and plants that live there today, or lived there in the remote past; this book will be a must for all interested in Gibraltar’s heritage and wildlife. The text and photographs have been put together by the authors. It has taken them fifteen years to put the images together and some, involving species no longer found on the Rock, have required travel to distant parts of the planet.

It is the story of how the images were obtained, the challenges of working in remote locations, and the research and planning involved, that will form the basis of this lecture, which will be presented in a style accessible to a wide ranging public. This will be a one-and-only chance to hear the story of the discovery of Gibraltar’s Lost World. A book signing session will follow the lecture.