Harappan city Dholavira gets UNESCO World Heritage tag

Harappan city Dholavira gets UNESCO World Heritage tag

Paris: Dholavira, a Harappan City, in India has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List on Tuesday.

Dholavira is an archaeological site at Khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch district, Gujarat. The site was discovered in 1967-68 by JP Joshi of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), and is the fifth largest of eight major Harappan sites.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is delighted to hear the heritage site status to Dholavira in Gujarat , his home state.

PM Modi said, "Absolutely delighted by this news. Dholavira was an important urban centre and is one of our most important linkages with our past. It is a must visit, especially for those interested in history, culture and archaeology".

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Union Minister For Culture, Tourism, G Kishan Reddy expressed congratulated fellow Indians on Dholavira being on UNESCO's World Heritage Inscription

Kishan Reddy tweeted, "It gives immense pride to share with my fellow Indians that #Dholavira is now the 40th treasure in India to be given @UNESCO’s World Heritage Inscription. Another feather in India’s cap as we now enter the Super-40 club for World Heritage Site inscriptions".