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ASI added Six Sites To Monuments of National Importance



ASI added Six Sites To Monuments of National Importance: Details, Names, Significance, Highlights

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has added six monuments as Monuments of national importance in 2018.

The six monuments declared as Monuments as Monuments of national importance in 2018 are:

1. Old High Court Building in Nagpur, Maharashtra
2. Haveli of Agha Khan in Agra
3. Haveli of Hathi Khana in Agra
4. Neemrana Baori in Rajasthan’s Alwar district
5. Group of Temples at Ranipur Jharail in Odisha’s Bolangir district
6. Vishnu Temple in Kotali, Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand.

The Archaeological Survey of India declares a site as Monument of National importance based on the following criterion: Remains of an ancient monument, Site of an ancient monument, Land on which there are fences or protective covering structures for preserving the monument and Land by means of which people can freely access the monument.

About Ancient Monument

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 defines Ancient Monument as any structure, erection or monument, or any tumulus or place of interment, or any cave, rock-sculpture, inscription or monolith which is of historical, archaeological or artistic interest and which has been in existence for not less than 100 years.


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