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Brazil landscape garden earns UNESCO world heritage status

July 28, 2021 12:13 pm

The Sitio Burle Marx in western Rio features more than 3,500 species of plants native to Rio and is considered a laboratory for botanical and landscape experimentation

Brazil landscape garden earns UNESCO world heritage status

July 28, 2021 10:00 am

The Sitio Burle Marx in western Rio features more than 3,500 species of plants native to Rio and is considered a laboratory for botanical and landscape experimentation.

Explained: What UNESCO heritage site Dholavira tells us about Indus Valley Civilisation

July 30, 2021 10:06 am

The IVC acropolis is located on a hillock near present-day Dholavira village in Kutch district, from which it gets its name. It was discovered in 1968 by archaeologist Jagat Pati Joshi.

'Long overdue': Indians celebrate as Dholavira gets UNESCO World Heritage tag

July 28, 2021 10:27 am

The Ministry of Culture had submitted the nomination for Dholavira to the World Heritage Centre in January, 2020. The site was on the UNESCO’s tentative list since 2014.

Harappan city of Dholavira listed among UNESCO World Heritage sites

July 28, 2021 2:52 am

India had submitted the nomination dossier for ‘Dholavira: A Harappan City to the World Heritage Centre’ in January, 2020. The site was on the UNESCO’s tentative list since 2014

Explained: Ramappa temple in Telangana, and its UNESCO tag

July 28, 2021 7:41 am

The decision to inscribe the Ramappa temple was taken at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO held on Sunday in China.

UNESCO chides Australia over Great Barrier Reef proposal

July 18, 2021 6:36 pm

The committee, which is meeting both virtually and in the Chinese city of Fuzhou for the next two weeks, will consider the draft decision on Friday.

Great Barrier Reef should be listed as 'in danger', UN committee recommends

June 22, 2021 12:38 pm

Australia has for years been battling to keep the Great Barrier Reef, a major tourist attraction that supports thousands of jobs, off the "in danger" list, a step that could potentially lead towards its eventual removal as a World Heritage Site.

UNESCO exhibit in Venice focuses on rebuilding Mosul sites

May 23, 2021 10:34 am

Iraq is one of three countries participating for the first time at the Biennale, with an exhibit by Rashad Salim titled “Ark Re-Imagined” that is an artistic examination of the impact of the great flood in ancient Mesopotamia

World Heritage tag for forts: Political leaders seek to include forts from their districts in final nomination list, officials say

May 23, 2021 1:49 am

Last April, the state Directorate of Archaeology and Museums had sent tentative serial nomination of 14 forts on the theme of “Maratha military architecture in Maharashtra” to the ASI, which had then forwarded it to the UNESCO through the Ministry of Culture.

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Before Ramappa Temple, these Indian monuments and places became UNESCO World Heritage sites

July 26, 2021 3:21 pm

UNESCO has conferred Telangana's Ramappa Temple with the World Heritage Site tag. Some other Indian heritage sites include places like Ajanta Caves, Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, to name a few.

Thailand's masked dance drama 'Khol' now on UNESCO cultural heritage list

January 09, 2019 7:03 am

Lakhon Khol was recently listed by UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency, as an intangible cultural heritage, along with neighbouring Thailand’s version of the dance, known as Khon

15 Indian contenders for UNESCO's World Heritage List

July 06, 2016 6:29 am

There are 46 Indian sites on UNESCO's tentative list as contenders for future World Heritage Sites. Here are 15 of them.

World Heritage Day: Beautiful pics of world heritage sites in India

April 18, 2018 11:04 am

World Heritage Day 2018: India has a total of 35 world heritage sites that have been recognised by UNESCO. Here are pictures of some of these stunning sites, including the Humayun's Tomb, Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar.

UNESCO VIDEOS

Khajuraho gets new airport terminal

January 23, 2016 3:31 pm

Khajuraho, Jan 23 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju today inaugurated a new terminal building at the Khajuraho Airport in Madhya Pradesh. Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chairman of Airports Authority of India R K Srivastava and other leaders and officials were present on the occasion. The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors.The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors. The new terminal, constructed at a cost of Rs. 91 crores, is equipped with facilities of international standard. Though it continues to handle domestic flights, it has a capacity of handling 100 international flights in future.Better air connectivity at Khajuraho will bring in more domestic and foreign tourists to see its medieval age Hindu and Jain temple complexes which are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites.