Inventory of Bagan monuments to be drawn up

Myanmar begins to invetory the monuments of Bagan as a first step to have them listed as a World Heritage site.

Bagan

UNESCO to help Myanmar list monuments in ancient Bagan city
The Nation, 27 June 2014

UNESCO would help Myanmar update its inventories of the ancient capital Bagan, an important initial step to safeguarding the site, the government said Friday.

“The experts from UNESCO will train our staff on how we should do the process of inventory,” Myanmar’s deputy culture minister Sandar Khin told dpa.

Doing a proper inventory “is the essential first step for Bagan to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site,” she said.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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