Pink City Jaipur gets UNESCO World Heritage tag

The United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Jaipur to its World Heritage List. This announcement was made during the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Azerbaijan. The City of Jaipur is popularly known as “Pink City” for its trademark building colour.It was founded in 1727 under the patronage of… Continue reading Pink City Jaipur gets UNESCO World Heritage tag

Heritage site status for Coringa mangroves likely

The Andhra Pradesh Government has constituted a seven-member committee for fulfilment of norms required for proposing the Godavari Mangroves(Mada forests) at Coringa as a World Heritage Site. The State government eyes heritage site tag for the mangroves so that it would get UNESCO funding to protect and preserve the wildlife sanctuary and attract international tourists.… Continue reading Heritage site status for Coringa mangroves likely

Madhya Pradesh’s Orchha makes it to tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Orchha town of Madhya Pradesh has been included in UNESCO’s tentative list of world heritage sites following a proposal sent by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Orchha is located in Niwari district of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated on the banks of the Betwa River. Orchha was built by King Rudra Pratap Singh… Continue reading Madhya Pradesh’s Orchha makes it to tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Afghan floods put famous minaret at risk of collapse

Recent floods in Afghanistan have put the minaret of Jam which is one of the country’s most revered cultural, architectural and historical treasures at risk of collapse. The minaret of Jam is in a remote area that is largely under Taliban control.It is the world’s second-tallest minaret and is situated on the frontier of Ghor… Continue reading Afghan floods put famous minaret at risk of collapse

World Heritage Site tag may continue to elude Hyderabad

Recently,National Monuments Authority(NMA) has given the go-ahead for the development of houses in the regulated zone of the 500-year-old Golconda Fort and Qutub Shahi Tombs Complex in Hyderabad. This location is near the Patancheru Darwaza (gate) and in the line of sight of both monuments.The construction will block the visual continuity that has existed for… Continue reading World Heritage Site tag may continue to elude Hyderabad

World Heritage Day 2019: All you need to know about the history, significance and this year’s theme

Recently,World Heritage Day has been celebrated on April 18th,2019.The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 had decided to celebrate April 18 as the International Day for Monuments and Sites or World Heritage Day. The objective of World Heritage Day is to raise awareness about monuments and other sites which form a part… Continue reading World Heritage Day 2019: All you need to know about the history, significance and this year’s theme

Ramappa temple for world heritage site

The historic Ramappa temple may soon be declared a World Heritage Site as it is the only nomination sent to UNESCO by India for the year 2019. A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural,historical, scientific or other… Continue reading Ramappa temple for world heritage site

‘Angkor did not suffer a sudden collapse’

According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the city of Angkor underwent a gradual decline in occupation rather than an abrupt collapse. The study has pointed out that Angkor demise was not caused by the Ayutthayan (Siamese kingdom located in present day-Thailand) invasion or by infrastructural… Continue reading ‘Angkor did not suffer a sudden collapse’