Bihar’s Push For Heritage Tag For 2,500-Year Old Rajgir Cyclopean Wall – What We Know!

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Bihar Cyclopean Wall: The wall is among the many oldest examples of cyclopean masonry on the earth.

Patna:

Bihar authorities has despatched a contemporary proposal to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to get Cyclopean wall, a greater than 2,500 years previous construction at Rajgir, listed within the UNESCO World Heritage Website.

The Cyclopean Wall of Rajgir is a 40 km lengthy wall of stone which encircled the traditional metropolis of Rajgir to guard it from exterior enemies and invaders, constructed earlier than third century BC.

“We’re leaving no stone unturned to get Cyclopean wall listed within the UNESCO World Heritage Website. We’ve submitted a contemporary proposal highlighting the historic significance and options of the Cyclopean Wall to the ASI following their request”, Extra Secretary cum Director (Archaeology), of Bihar’s Artwork, Tradition and Youth division, Deepak Anand informed PTI.

Mr Anand mentioned the wall is among the many oldest examples of cyclopean masonry on the earth and it should be listed within the UNESCO World Heritage Website. Earlier, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar additionally mentioned on a number of events that Cyclopean wall should be listed within the UNESCO World Heritage Website.

“Earlier too we had despatched proposal in search of UNESCO World Heritage website tag to Cyclopean wall. However it was not accepted. This time we’re assured that this wall will get UNESCO tag. We’re in fixed contact with the authorities involved on this regard”, mentioned Anand.

The 40-km lengthy Cyclopean Wall of Rajgir is believed to have been constructed within the pre-Mauryan period, utilizing huge undressed stones.

It’s believed that the Cyclopean Wall at Rajgir is just like “Frontiers of the Roman Empire” that runs by way of Germany, UK and Northern Eire, which was included on UNESCO’s world heritage checklist in 1987.

Bihar is the house to 2 UNESCO World Heritage Websites and fairly just a few websites on the tentative checklist.

Nalanda College is without doubt one of the two UNESCO World Heritage Website in Bihar and was listed in 2002. It’s listed because the Archaeological Website of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar within the UNESCO World Heritage Websites of India checklist. One other historic monument within the state that has been included in UNESCO World Heritage Website checklist, is Mahabodhi temple of Bodhygaya. PTI PKD JRC JRC