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Forth Bridge: The long-planned, secret plans for Prince Philip’s funeral; Henry Goodwin; London Economic

The arrangements are codenamed Forth Bridge, after the Scottish landmark and Unesco World Heritage Site…

Source: Forth Bridge: The long-planned, secret plans for Prince Philip’s funeral

Shocking facts about Khajuraho Temples; Pravin Agrawal

The famous Khajuraho temples of Madhya Pradesh have been hogging the limelight every now and then for various reasons. And the most popular psyche is that many find the carvings on the Khajuraho temples as offensive pornographic scenes. Perhaps, in all this, we tend to miss the most important point, i.e., the basic purpose of building these temples.

Source: Shocking facts about Khajuraho Temples

Bosch Intrusion Solution Secures UNESCO World Heritage Site; Novus Light Today

Intelligent detectors protect millennia-old Chinese terracotta warriors from theft and damage…

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Top-10 must visit attractions in Turkey; Daily Sabah

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15 Incredible Ancient Ruins Around the World to Visit; Pat Tompkins; Afar

From Easter Island to Tikal, plan a trip around these 15 famous ancient ruins around the world—all of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Source: 15 Incredible Ancient Ruins Around the World to Visit

Virtual Tour Restores Baalbek’s Stunning Roman Temples to Their Former Glory; Livia Gershon; Smithsonian Magazine

The free online experience allows users to toggle between views of the ancient Lebanese city today and as it appeared in 215 A.D.

Source: Virtual Tour Restores Baalbek’s Stunning Roman Temples to Their Former Glory

Saudi Arabia unveils mega AlUla masterplan, plans 5 districts; Zawya

All the districts will each focus on an existing heritage site and will be traversed by AlUla’s ancient oasis…

Source: Saudi Arabia unveils mega AlUla masterplan, plans 5 districts

Durham Cathedral to get £2.6m for Covid-19 recovery; BBC

The cathedral is awarded two rounds of grants from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

Source: Durham Cathedral to get £2.6m for Covid-19 recovery

Preserving world-famous Ajanta Cave paintings using AI; ANI

In an initiative that is unique in every sense of the word, artificial intelligence (AI) has now come to the aid of digitally preserving the world-famous, 2nd Century BC Ajanta cave paintings, so that they last for many lifetimes, safe from disasters of all kinds and for the benefit of generations to come.

Source: Preserving world-famous Ajanta Cave paintings using AI

Why you’ll want to visit this Adriatic destination post-lockdown; Holly Purchase; Daily Mail

Where do you see yourself after May 17? Somewhere sunny, naturally gorgeous and many miles away from Blighty, no doubt.

Source: Why you’ll want to visit this Adriatic destination post-lockdown

The resort struggling with COVID five years after jihadist attack; AFP

Located 30 km from Abidjan, the century-old city, a Unesco World Heritage Site, was the target of a jihadist attack on March 13, 2016, which killed 19 people.

Source: The resort struggling with COVID five years after jihadist attack

Destinations in Rajasthan near Delhi for weekend trips; Resham Sengar; Times of India

Looking for an easy escape from Delhi? Enter: the destinations in Rajasthan near Delhi. Resham Sengar takes you through the best options to choose from majestic scenery, beautiful palaces and plenty of outdoor adventures. The best part is, it’s all just a few hours in the car from the National Capital. Let this be all the inspiration you require to venture out on the road for your weekend trip.

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The most enchanting fjords of Norway; Times of India

Norway is a special place, for more than one reason. It is home to some of the most staggering views, and is an all-in-all outdoor destination for travellers. One of the highlights in Norway is of course the fjords, which are basically long, and deep bodies of water. Norway has about 1190 fjords in total, all of which are outstandingly beautiful.But, of course, you would require a very long vacation to cover them all. So, here Times of India has listed the top ones for you. The most popular, most visited, the most beautiful of them all.

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Explore China’s Grand Canal; China Daily

The Grand Canal, spanning thousands of kilometers, is the longest of its kind in the world. Let’s take a trip along the current canal through a series of photos.

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Discover the UNESCO site of Crespi d’Adda; Routes Online

Discover the only example of industrial archeology in Lombardy region.

Source: Discover the UNESCO site of Crespi d’Adda

Elephants and wildlife threatened by plans to drill for dirty energy in Africa’s unique Okavango region; EIA

Botswana and Namibia should stop fossil fuel exploration threatening a unique and rich ecosystem which is home to endangered elephants, rhinos, pangolins and other species.

Source: Elephants and wildlife threatened by plans to drill for dirty energy in Africa’s unique Okavango region – EIA

When is the best time to go to Italy?; Lonely Planet

 

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Tagged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khajuraho’s tales tell us more than what meets the eye; Shifa Dutt; Knock Sense

Khajuraho is a hub of temples, museums and legends that will make you want to explore more and more!

Source: Tagged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khajuraho’s tales tell us more than what meets the eye

Inside Turkey’s incredible underground city; Richard Quest & Joe Minihane, CNN

Cappadocia in central Turkey is a unique landscape of naturally occurring rock formations known as “fairy chimneys” beneath which a city has been carved over hundreds of years.

Source: Inside Turkey’s incredible underground city

Seychelles invites diplomats on outer island excursion as thanks for COVID-19 support; Sharon Ernesta; Seychelles News Agency

Diplomats from eight countries will visit some of the Seychelles’ outer islands — including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aldabra Atoll — this coming weekend on a trip designed to show the island nation’s gratitude for the support provided during the pandemic. The expedition to the six islands comes through an invitation from President Wavel Ramkalawan, who will lead the visit.

Source: Seychelles invites diplomats on outer island excursion as thanks for COVID-19 support

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