Ancient Village of Bagerhut
In the famously vulnerable coastal region of Bangladesh, an ancient city is showing signs of climate change damage. Bagerhut is a 50 square kilometer UNESCO World Heritage site filled with mosques, bridges, mausoleums, and other structures built in the Bengal Sultanate of the 15th century.
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Photo: Climate Reality Project
Around the world, few countries demonstrate why climate change is a crisis as much as Bangladesh.
Source: How the Climate Crisis Is Impacting Bangladesh
The dilapidated condition of the lonely ruins scattered across the country can be attributed to many reasons.
Source: Our heritage sites need our help to stem the ravages of time and
The moment H Rainak Khan Real hears the name Sundarbans, the image of a lush green mangrove forest and a Royal Bengal Tiger majestically taking a stroll flashes before his eyes.
Source: Our Hero, The Sundarbans
Despite the presence of hundreds of archaeological ruins in the country, the relics have been surviving undisturbed for ages. No unscrupulous quarters have ever felt inclined to cause harm to the time-tested structures. Many have, however, disappeared on being unable to withstand the assault of time. This was interpreted as part of the natural process. A handful of other sites drew attention of the authorities, and were later renovated and given the status of nationally recognised historical spots. Two of them were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1985 — the Bagerhat Shaat Gombuj Mosque and the…
Source: Grabbers eye archaeological sites
Countries are supposed to make a ‘tentative list’ of sites eligible to be a Unesco World Heritage Site every year, but Bangladesh has not done so in 20 years.
Source: Nominate heritage sites in Bangladesh: Dept of Archaeology asks public
The Sundarbans is a mangrove forest area which covers an area of approximately 10,000 square kms in the delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.
Source: Sundarbans: The ever-thriving ecosystem – Khmer Times
Shait Gambuj Mosque, was built by Ulugh Khan Jahan in the 15th century.
Source: Unesco heritage mosque in Bagerhat, a thing of sheer beauty – Khmer Times
Considered to be the most affordable country to travel in South Asia, Bangladesh is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for travelers around the world.
Source: The best places to travel in Bangladesh: Top 8 tourist attractions in Bangladesh
Time has not been kind to the Rezakhoda Mosque, one of the historic relics from the group of monuments in Bagerhat, declared as World Heritage by Unesco in 1985. Yet, the apathy of the Department of Archaeology is pushing the historic ruins into further state of decay.
Source: World Heritage Site on verge of decline
The Mosque City of Bagerhat, situated in the suburbs of Bagerhat city, is in the southwest of Dhaka. What is remarkable about this historic city is that it was once a lost city, and was discovered after many centuries. Boasting of more than 50 monuments, all following the Indo-Islamic architecture, this region was beyond the sight of men for quite some time.
Source: The Mosque City of Bagerhat in Bangladesh is a treasure trove
The historical heritage of Bangladesh is enriched with archeology and monuments. DESblitz presents 10 historical heritage sites of the country.
Source: 10 Top Historical Heritage Sites of Bangladesh
Get off the beaten path in the Bangladeshi Sundarbans.
Source: Explore the world’s largest mangrove forest
Wish to visit an unexplored country in Asia? Take a look at the top things to do in Bangladesh – the country with developing tourism.
Source: 12 Best Things To Do In Bangladesh
The report points out that Bangladesh’s Unesco World Heritage sites are waiting to be discovered…
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Bagerhat, one of the popular tourist destinations of the country, attracted a huge number of visitors with its historical sites and magnificent beauty in this Eid vacation as in previous years, reports UNB. While the people of all age have been crowding the tourist spots and recreation…
Source: Bagerhat natural beauty, historical sites draw huge holidaymakers
Bangladesh – Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
In ancient times India was a center of higher learning as it is one of the oldest civilization in the world. Hence, historically, universities and libraries were a big part of Indus-Valley civilization. The two famous ancient universities from India and the oldest universities in the world are Takshashila (Taxila) and Nalanda. But these were not the only knowledge centers that existed in ancient India. Education has always been given great prominence in Indian society since the times of the Vedic civilization, with Gurukul and ashrams being the centers of learning. And with evolving times, a large number of centers of learning were established across ancient India of which Takshashila and Nalanda are the most famous ones known today. Here is the list of major ancient universities that flourished across ancient India.