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Gujarat’s Dholavira New Addition To UNESCO World Heritage List

New Delhi: Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis, in Gujarat has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the organisation said on Tuesday.

The site was on UNESCO’s tentative list since 2014. Dholavira: a Harappan city, is one of the very few well preserved urban settlements in South Asia dating from the 3rd to mid-2nd millennium BCE.

The ongoing 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO has already given India a new world heritage site in the form of Rudreswara/Ramappa Temple in Telangana, which dates back to the 13th Century.

Gujarat has three world heritage sites — Champaner near Pavagadh, Rani ki Vav in Patan and the historic city of Ahmedabad.

This session of World Heritage Committee, which started on July 16,  is being chaired from Fuzhou in China and will continue till July 31.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed happiness in a tweet. He wrote: 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.