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The vineyard terraces of Lavaux, Switzerland, date back to the 11th century, when Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries had sovereignty in the mountainous region.

Lavaux's vineyards and villages reflect ten centuries of change in the production and patronage of local wine. Remains of medieval houses, mills, and fortified towers provide an evolutionary timeline of the region's cultural traditions.

Today Swiss locals adamantly support protective measures against urban development projects that they say would endanger Lavaux's rich archaeological history.

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