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Six Madhya Pradesh Heritage Sites Included in UNESCO’s Tentative List

Published on March 22, 2024
Current Context: Six heritage sites in Madhya Pradesh have been included in the tentative UNESCO list on 18th March.
Six Madhya Pradesh Heritage Sites Included in UNESCO’s Tentative List
  • Here are the details of the sites:
    • Gwalior Fort: A hill fort near Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. The fort has existed at least since the 10th century, and the inscriptions and monuments found in the fort indicate that it may have existed as early as the beginning of the 6th century.
    • Historical Group of Dhamnar: The Dhamnar caves are located on a hill near the village of Dhamnar in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh. This rock-cut site consists of a total of 51 caves of varying sizes carved into the laterite hill.
    • Bhojeshwar Mahadev Temple: The Bhojeshwar Temple is an incomplete Hindu temple in Bhojpur village of Madhya Pradesh. The temple’s construction is believed to have started in the 11th century, during the reign of the Paramara king Bhoja.
    • Rock Art Sites of Chambal Valley: These sites showcase ancient artistry.
    • Khooni Bhandara: It is an underground water management system comprising eight waterworks built in the historical city of Burhanpur in Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh. These Mughal period waterworks of Burhanpur form one of the most significant historic water systems in India.
    • God Memorial of Ramnagar, Mandla.

Question:

Q.1 Where is the Historical Group of Dhamnar located?
a. Gwalior
b. Mandsaur
c. Bhopal
d. Indore
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