Rig Veda added to UNESCO heritage list

Thirty manuscripts of the ancient Hindu text Rig Veda dating from 1800 to 1500 BC are among 38 new items that have been added to the United Nations heritage list to help preserve them for posterity.

The items have been included in the 'Memory of the World Register' set up by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, bringing to 158 the total number of inscriptions on the register so far.

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