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MONUMENTS NEWS

Colosseum's visitors finally stand among the ghosts of lions and gladiators

June 26, 2021 5:16 pm

The towering 2,000-year-old stone amphitheatre, the biggest in the Roman empire, is Italy's most popular tourist attraction, drawing 7.6 million visitors in 2019.

Taj Mahal, other monuments to reopen from June 16

June 14, 2021 4:18 pm

With the second wave of Covid-19 making its presence felt, the government had ordered closure of all centrally protected monuments and museums, including Taj Mahal, Red Fort and Ajanta Caves, on April 15.

Monuments, museums to reopen from June 16

June 14, 2021 4:05 pm

With the second wave of Covid-19 making its presence felt, the government had ordered the closure of all centrally protected monuments and museums, including Taj Mahal, Red Fort, and Ajanta Caves, on April 15

Government shuts monuments down till May 15

April 15, 2021 10:34 pm

Sources in the Ministry of Culture said that if the situation doesn’t improve, the shutdown may extend beyond May 15. Last year, too, the monuments remained closed for more than 100 days as part of the nationwide lockdown.

One year of pandemic: A hopeful Capital waits to be resuscitated

February 18, 2021 12:23 pm

The national capital has been braving the pandemic, even as residents take hesitant steps towards normalcy

Heritage buffs profess love for historic monuments on Valentine's Day

February 15, 2021 10:31 am

Their ideal date is a historic monument and fighting to save such landmarks excites them so much which is unparalleled

Know Your Monument: The Oft-forgotten Rajasthan’s Maharaniyon ki Chhatriyan

December 30, 2020 6:34 pm

In the 15th edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we explore the unique complex of Maharaniyon ki Chhatriyan near Jaipur, which is dedicated solely to the queens of Rajasthan. The chhatris, especially the precinct in Gaitore, are well-known tourist attractions. But not many know that the origin of this integral Rajput tradition has Mughal influences

Know Your Monument: Humayun’s Tomb, the ‘dormitory of the Mughals’

October 29, 2018 2:54 pm

The tomb was apparently constructed on the orders of Humayun’s wife, Hamida Begum or Hajji Begum in his memory.

Delhi: Govt wants to give fresh twist to monuments, convert them into ‘utility spaces’ for public

January 23, 2018 2:29 am

"Apart from renovating and preserving the structures, we will also be reinvigorating the history of the space itself — allowing people to interact with it in a different manner," an official said

24 monuments are untraceable, says Mahesh Sharma in Rajya Sabha

July 24, 2017 5:12 pm

Conservationists say that urbanisation has made it very difficult to trace such monuments and often buildings come up around them and eventually parts of the historical site are "swallowed up." Another reason for the monuments disappearing is the routine encroachment, say officials.

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Express Wanderlust: When people cautiously-thronged Delhi's Humayun's Tomb

June 30, 2021 5:43 pm

Centrally-protected monument Humayun's Tomb reopened after being shut for over two months due to the second wave of Covid-19