Hours before coup bid Nalanda was added to World heritage list

July 18, 2016 6:57 pm
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Hours before the attempted coup by an army faction in Turkey, the  World Heritage Committee in its 40th session in Istanbul added nine new cultural sites, including India’s Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara, to the prestigious World Heritage List.

The new inscriptions include the sites from China, Iran, Micronesia, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Britain and a joint nomination by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia also. At its meetings until Sunday, the World Heritage Committee under the UN cultural agency UNESCO will review the nominations of 18 other sites to the World Heritage List, among them are nine natural, five cultural and four mixed ones.

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