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    Burma's 'Angkor Wat' Seeks World Heritage Statusi
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    March 08, 2013 4:44 PM
    Burma’s ancient royal capital, Bagan, is home to more than 3,000 temples and shrines - a treasure of archaeology and architectural history. Burma's government wants it recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but some scholars say that would reward shoddy restorations that have damaged the monuments. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Bagan.

    Burma's 'Angkor Wat' Seeks World Heritage Status

    Published March 08, 2013

    Burma’s ancient royal capital, Bagan, is home to more than 3,000 temples and shrines - a treasure of archaeology and architectural history. Burma's government wants it recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but some scholars say that would reward shoddy restorations that have damaged the monuments. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Bagan.


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