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Unesco puts Nepal heritage sites on danger list

Unesco puts Nepal heritage sites on danger list
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Unesco's World Heritage Committee (WHC) has declared seven of Nepal's renowned world heritage sites highly endangered, thanks to government apathy and political turbulence.
At its 27th session in Paris early this month, WHC added the Kathmandu Valley to the list of World Heritage in Danger alongwith the Walled City of Baku in Azerbaijan and the Como National Park in Cte d'Ivoire.
The Kathmandu Valley was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1979.
It is composed of seven zones with monuments surrounded by traditional structures. Prime among them is the 5th century Pashupatinath temple - one of the holiest shrines dedicated to the Hindu God of destruction - Lord Shiva.

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