The site depicts the era of the Hittites, an ancient civilisation and empire that is believed to have existed in the north-central Anatolian region.
The announcement was made by Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture and Tourism, on 12 July 2017.
These archaeological sites feature some of the oldest figurative art worldwide and help shed light on the origins of human artistic development.
Ahmedabad’s nomination received huge support from around 20 countries, who lauded the peaceful co-existence of dominant Hindu, Islamic and Jain communities in the Walled City area. In 2011, the city had figured in UNESCO’s tentative list.
The Committee states that the Vienna Ice-Skating Club—Intercontinental Hotel project has failed to comply fully with previous Committee decisions, notably concerning the height of new constructions, which will have adverse effects on the Austrian capital.
Working with 183 renowned cultural institutions from around the world including India, Google's project 'We Wear Culture' explores the history of clothes dating as early as 3000 years ago.
Chinese archaeologists have discovered a famous temple that had remained lost for nearly 1000 years in China's south-western Sichuan province.
Global star Priyanka Chopra will be honoured with the much-esteemed Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award for her great work on the International platform.
India’s iconic monument, Taj Mahal was featured in the world's top 10 Travellers' Choice awards for Landmarks.
Prabhas and Rana Daggubatti starrer 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' has collected Rs 1000 crore in all languages across the world.
The 23 Vachana volumes are edited by renowned literary scholar late M M Kalburgi and translated by more than 200 people. The Vachana was commissioned by the Bengaluru-based Basava Samithi at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore of which, the Karnataka Government contributed Rs 1 crore.
The theme for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day is “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies“.
The Indian cultural centre in Egypt organised a seminar to strengthen and deepen ties between the two nations.
Vani Jairam was awarded the Ghantasala national award, which is instituted in the memory of the Telugu singing legend Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao.
A Pakistani High Court gave permission to Hindus to conduct religious activity at a Shiva temple in Abbottabad after almost 20 years.
Directed by Amit Masurkar, Newton is a political satire. The movie revolves around Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk, who is sent on election duty to a naxal-controlled town in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh.
Google pays tribute to Kannada acting legend Rajkumar through a special doodle, preserving his legacy.
Similar to 2016, this year again three Marathi films have found their way to Cannes, one of the biggest film markets in the world.
Named after Thespis of Icaria, the festival was organised by theatre group 'Vriksh'.
Renowned Indian sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik has been selected to represent India in the Moscow Sand Art Championship 2017, the event’s 10th edition.
The film, based on a father and son relationship, underlines Modgi’s own unexpressed relationship with his father.
The Namami Brahmaputra is being organised to pay fitting tribute to the river’s life-giving prosperity and countless blessings to the people of Assam.
Delhi’s 85-year-old Regal cinema hall brings its curtain down with the screening of Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker and Sangam on the special request of fans.
Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai are the five cities that were included in the tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
About 5000 artists from North East India and 2000 artists from across the country will showcase India’s cultural heritage through performances, arts and cuisines.
The international conference to discuss Buddhism in the 21st century was inaugurated in Bihar on 17 March 2017.
India’s capital city, New Delhi will be hosting the two-day International Yoga Festival on 8 March 2017.
Chandigarh is all set to host Destination North East 2017, a three-day event that aims to display the North East Region as a potential destination for investment.
The official language status was given to the endangered language by the state government in February 2017. However, the announcement was recently made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The meeting was attended by noted personalities like sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, actor Tom Alter, Ghazal singer Penaj Masani and Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans.