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Guajarat's Dholavira, a Harrapan-era city gets heritage tag by UNESCO

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Guajarat's Dholavira, a Harrapan-era city gets heritage tag by UNESCO

Dholavira site is located on a hillock near present-day Dholavira village in Kutch district, Gujarat from which it gets its name. It was discovered in 1968 by archaeologist Jagat Pati Joshi. The site’s excavation between 1990 and 2005 under the supervision of archaeologist Ravindra Singh Bisht uncovered the ancient city, which was a commercial and manufacturing hub for about 1,500 years before its decline and eventual ruin in 1500 BC.

Ramappa temple in Telangana made to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Rudreswara Temple also known as Ramappa temple, located at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in the state of Telangana became the 39th UNESCO’s World Heritage Site of India. The temple complex was built by Racherla Rudra Reddy during the period of the Kakatiya ruler Ganapati Deva. It was built using sandstone and its construction, which began in 1213 CE, is believed to have continued for over four decades.