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World Heritage Week to be observed from Nov 20

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The Telangana Heritage Department will observe the World Heritage week from November 20 to 25, according to officials.
The celebrations will be held at the Bhagavan Mahaveer Auditorium, State Museum, Public Gardens. Activities, such as Special Exhibition on Monument Photos and Coins, release of Posters of Monuments and Guest Lectures by Professor KP Rao (Retd) Department of History, University of Hyderabad on Archaeological Potential of Telangana: The Road Ahead, Professor GSV Suryanarayana Murthy, Kshtera Consultancy and JBR College on Cultural Landscapes of Kakatiyas: Ramappa contextually explained and Dr. E. Sivanagi Reddy, CEO, Pleach India Foundation on Heritage Temples of Telangana (1st Century CE to 16th Century CE). Round Table meet on Mudumal Megalithic Menhirs Site & its Significance organized in association with Deccan Heritage Academy Trust, will be conducted during the week.
A series of heritage walks will be organised at the Qutb Shahi heritage park from November 19-25 as part of the national heritage week. The initiative has been taken up by the Agha Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and the Indian National Trust for Art and Culture History, in collaboration with the Telangana department of Heritage.
The walk at the tombs will be held at 9.30 am on November 21. The event aims to delve into the extensive history of the 106 acre necropolis, particularly the Qutb Shahi Tombs, and gain insights into the conservation efforts undertaken by the AKTC.
Those attending the walk will be provided insights into historical significance of the site as well as conservation measures focused on protecting its cultural treasure. The event is open to the public. However, visitors must purchase admission tickets and pay parking fees.

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