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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bayintnaung Bell Inscription to be submitted as world heritage site



Yangon April 21

Bayintnaung Bell Inscription located on the square of the Shwesigone Pagoda in Bagan will be submitted to the UNESCO at the end of May to enlist as a world heritage site, said Daw Shwe Shwe, deputy director of the Department of the Relation and Information under the control of the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs.

“We have to fill in necessary data in the application form and submitted it to the UNESCO to register the inscription as a memorial. The submission time for this year is late and, therefore, we will submit it in May,” she added. 

Currently, necessary data have been amended and filled in the proposal in cooperation with Myanmar historians, scholars and foreign experts, according to the ministry.

Bayintnaung Bell Inscription was written in Mon, Burmese and Pali, and donated by King Bayintnaung in Myanmar year-917(AD-1557).

On the stone inscription, King Bayintnaung’s propagation of the religion is described with dates and records.

UNESCO enlisted the Myazedi stone inscription and the Golden Letter of the Myanmar King Alaung phaya to King George II of Great Britain on the list of the documentary heritage of world significance in October, 2015.

The Myawady Daily

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