UNESCO Conducts Survey of Kyongju and Dolmens in KoreaInvestigations are being conducted into whether cultural remains located in Kyongju, South Kyongsang Province and dolmens in various sites in Korea are valuable enough to be designated as world cultural heritage sites.
Simura Yukio, professor at Tokyo University and inspector of ICOMOS, UNESCO's advisory agency, will visit Mt. Namsan and the Historical Remains District in Kyongju from February 10 to February 13.
Professor Nishitani of Kyushu Uuniversity will conduct surveys of Korean dolmens in Kochang, North Cholla Province, Hwasun, South Cholla Province, and on Kanghwa Island from February 14 to February 17.
The Cultural Properties Administration requested that UNESCO to include the two Korean cultural remains on its world heritage list last July.
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