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Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 04:20

Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday.

Unesco draws action plan to safeguard Iraqi heritage

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:19

Unesco said cultural heritage experts have agreed on an "emergency response action plan" to safeguard Iraq`s rich and diverse cultural heritage.

UNESCO to examine Delhi`s bid for World Heritage City in Sept

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:57

A team from UNESCO will be visiting the national capital sometime during September to examine the city`s heritage sites, which are part of a dossier sent by India to the world body in pursuance of Delhi`s bid for a World Heritage tag.

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area granted World Heritage site status

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 20:29

The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA), located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, has been granted the prestigious World Heritage site status by the UNESCO at its ongoing meeting in Doha, Qatar.

PM Modi hails recognition of Gujarat`s stepwell as world heritage

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 21:37

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the decision of UNESCO to recognise an 11th century stepwell in his home state Gujarat, as a World Heritage Site, and said it was a matter of great pride.

Ancient Inca roads win coveted World Heritage status

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 23:05

UN cultural agency UNESCO today granted its coveted World Heritage status to a vast and ancient Inca road system spanning six countries in South America.

France wants World Heritage status for D-Day beaches

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 01:49

French President Francois Hollande Friday asked to recognise D-Day beaches in Normandy, as UNESCO World Heritage site.

World`s oldest sperm discovered in Australia

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 16:22

Scientists have discovered the world`s oldest and best-preserved sperm from tiny shrimps, measuring a massive 1.3 millimetres and dating back to 17 million years in Australia.

Great Himalayan National Park nominated for World Heritage tag

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 10:36

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) of Himachal Pradesh has been nominated for the prestigious UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site status.

Thieves destroy 5000-year-old rock painting in Spain

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:11

Thieves have destroyed a 5,000-year-old rock painting in southern Spain while trying to steal the artwork by chipping it off the cave wall where it was housed.

Global warming may threaten World Heritage sites

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:54

Some of the world`s most recognisable and important landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and Sydney Opera House could be lost to rising sea-levels if current global warming trends are maintained over the next two millennia, a new study has warned.

`Delhi`s nomination submitted for world heritage status`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 22:31

The nomination of Delhi`s imperial capital cities has been submitted to the World Heritage Centre for inclusion in the world heritage list in January.