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Meghalaya Govt declares Myrkhan archaeological site & Megalith Monuments as “protected sites”

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Shillong, Oct 25: In a significant move towards preserving the rich cultural heritage of Meghalaya, the state government has declared two archaeological sites in East Khasi Hills as “protected sites”.

The proposed sites are:
1. The archaeological site located at Myrkhan within Mylliem Block, East Khasi Hills.
2. The Megalith Monuments at Rynghep, Nongkseh, East Khasi Hills.

Archaeological site located at Myrkhan within Mylliem Block, East Khasi Hills

This proposal falls under Section 3 (1) (2) of the Meghalaya Heritage Act 2012, which aims to safeguard and promote the historical and cultural treasures of the State, according to a notification issued by Commissioner and Secretary of Arts and Culture department FR Kharkongor on Wednesday.

Objection to the issue of this notification, if any, received within thirty days from the date of issue of this notification will be considered by the Government, the notification said.

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