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Updated: April 19, 2013 14:21 IST

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Tourists at the photo exhibition organised in connection with World Heritage Day in Thanjavur on Thursday. Photo: B. VelankanniRaj
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Tourists at the photo exhibition organised in connection with World Heritage Day in Thanjavur on Thursday. Photo: B. VelankanniRaj

Photos of rock shelters of Bhimbetka, monuments of Mamallapuram on display

Photographs of Tamil Brahmi scripts, Ajantha caves of Maharashtra, Mahabodhi temple complex at Bodh Gaya, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, and Mountain Railways of India are on display at the exhibition on “Heritage of Education” organised by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at Big Temple here in connection with the World Heritage Day celebrations.

A. Thulasendran, assistant professor, Department of Epigraphy and Archaeology, Tamil University, inaugurated the exhibition on Thursday. Amarnath, Deputy Superintendent of Archaeology, ASI, Chennai Circle, M.Prasanna, Assistant Archaeologist, and P. Vasudevan, Senior Conservationist, ASI, were present. Other exhibits include prehistoric rock shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh, monuments of Mamallapuram, Khajuraho temples of Madhya Pradesh, and monuments of Hampi. The photographs of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiris Mountain Railway, and Kalka-Shimla Railway have also been displayed. Mr. Amarnath said that in India there are 29 UNESCO world heritage sites, of which 18 are cultural sites while others are natural sites.

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