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.
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.
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.
A dozen Renaissance villas built by Italy`s powerful Medici family and monuments from North Korea`s medieval city of Kaesong were granted World Heritage status by UNESCO on Sunday.
Royal tombs, fortress walls and a 700-year-old school in North Korea`s medieval city of Kaesong were among a dozen monuments granted World Heritage status by UNESCO at its annual meet on Sunday.
The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has included Mount Fuji on the UN agency`s prestigious World Heritage list
Japan`s Mount Fuji and the desert city of Agardaz in Niger were among the cultural jewels granted World Heritage status by UNESCO at its annual meeting.
The world heritage site of East Rennell of SOlomon Islands has been inscribed on the list of world heritage in danger, according to a UNESCO press statement.
Five sites in Tamil Nadu have been included in the tentative list by the Union Culture Ministry for UNESCO`s world heritage status.
Culture Minister Kumari Selja pitched the need for sensitising people and training professionals for conserving monuments of importance.
Amid debates over conservation of Western Ghats, which have been added to UNESCO`s list of iconic places.
The Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, one of the richest biodiversity sites in the western Himalayas, has come closer to getting global recognition.
UNESCO has added tropical rainforests in Honduras, Indonesia to its list of endangered sites.
Twenty-five new sites have been added to the Unesco World Heritage List, Xinhua reported Tuesday.
UNESCO`s world heritage committee Monday approved nine more properties into the list of world heritage with some remaining sites to be considered Tuesday.
The decision to remove the `in danger` tag was announced during the ongoing 35th Session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Paris, the NGO Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) said in a statement from Paris.
Sakyamuni Pagoda is one of the oldest wooden structures in the world.
Venice wants its famous wooden gondolas to be given World Heritage status.
A UNESCO delegation made a two-day visit to Santinekatan to assess whether Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore`s abode of peace could be listed as a world heritage site, officials said here on Friday.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai