Mrauk-U tries for heritage listing


Journey to the past: The Department of Archaeology and National Museum is seeking to have the Mrauk-U heritage site recognised by the World Heritage Committee. — Eleven Media Group/ANN

ACCORDING to the Department of Archaeology and National Museum, a Nomination Dossier (draft) has been submitted to the World Heritage Committee in an attempt to receive official recognition for Mrauk-U heritage site.

Mrauk-U cultural heritage zone is classified as a national level area and there are a total of 48 zones considered to be heritage zones.

In the past, nominations have also been submitted for global recognition for 10 cultural heritage and 17 natural heritage zones in Myanmar.

Mrauk-U’s Arnandasandra stone table was also recognised as the Memory of the Asia-Pacific in June 16,2018.

The process to get Mrauk-U recognised reportedly began with data collection of the are in 2015. — Eleven Media Group/ANN

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