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UNESCO adds Tatarstani site to world heritage list

The inscriptions came on June 23 at the ongoing 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha, Qatar.

Source : Rferl / 25 Jun 2014

The ancient city of Bolgar in Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan has been inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

The inscriptions came on June 23 at the ongoing 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha, Qatar.

Seven other sites in China, Costa Rica, Germany, Vietnam, India, the Philippines, and Denmark were also included.

The Bolgar site in Tatarstan was an early settlement of the civilization of Volga-Bolgars that existed between the 7th and 15th centuries. It was the first capital of the Golden Horde in the 13th century.

 

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